Happy Monday! Are you ready to head over to the "Dark Side" as we celebrate Halloween and Tim Holtz? If so, read on! Our challenge this week is all about dark colors, Halloween and Tim!
Please join me in welcoming this month's guest designer - Wanda Hentges! We are thrilled to have you with us for the month of October, Wanda, and excited to see your creations - Welcome!
This is the story of White the Druggist who was a very bad apothecary. He thought he knew what he had in his shop, so never labeled anything and just handed bottles to his customers, certain in the knowledge that he was right in his prescriptions. So one day when he was feeling a bit under the weather, he reached for a brown bottle, tipped it back, and realized too late it was poison! We will never know how many of his customers survived his ministrations. Rather spooky, isn't it! So beware when the veils between the worlds thin on Samhain night (Halloween) and don't drink anything that White gives you!
Since we are all about dark colors, I wanted to make the coffin darker, so added some black soot Distress Oxide.
I thought the Twisted stencil would add a nice touch using the Antiqued Bronze paint, but it did turn out very subtle.
Since I had quite a bit of paint on the stencil from dabbing, I set each edge of the coffin down over the design to pick it up.
We need a little purple right? I needed a small stencil, and Simon's new Damask stencil from Stamptember does the trick.
I thought it would be fun to add some cheese cloth into my piece, so I dirtied it up with the black soot and carved pumpkin, sprayed it a bit with water, smooshed (very technical word :) it together to blend the colors a bit and set it aside to dry.
I only had clear bottles in my stash, so I dripped in a bit of paint, swirled it around and set them aside to dry.
I needed a shelf for the bottles to sit on, and these "spooky" black dice are perfect for that.
It was fun to build up layers with the images and embellishments. I had the skeleton in my stash (might have been a dollar store find) and decided to make a big dunce cap for him.
Of course, it's not Halloween without witches and brooms...
...or black cats and jack-o-lanterns...
I hope you have enjoyed my little dark tale, and I've inspired you to get out the dark colors and Tim Holtz stuff you have in your stash (come on, I know you do!) and create something on the dark side or for Halloween. Happy crafting, and remember our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp offer a $50 voucher each week!
A great place to shop!
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Are you ready to continue your walk on the "dark side"? Be sure to head on over to see what the design team has created, it will be amazing!