Monday, October 23, 2017

Chipboard + Glow in the Dark Glitter = Halloween Tags!!!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

I know we don't really celebrate All Hallows Eve in Australia but I just couldn't resist the urge to create some Halloween Tags! To be honest they were a real challenge which surprised me as I was thinking this would be a theme which would come naturally to me.

You can see a brief description below each picture around how I used the chipboard.

This is my feminine Halloween tag for that special white witch among us! I have used Colour Blast snow white embossing powder on the chipboard flourish. As I didn't have a mini witches broom lying around I made one with a small tree branch and some stuff called "wood wool" which I found at a discount store!

This is my ghoulish tag where I have created a shaker type of tag using the chipboard frame and some acetate to create the shaker element with eyes floating around!! This was a really fun and challenging tag! (Apologies for the reflection in the acetate).

 Don't you love the witches hat casually placed on the fence! So for the fence I used "aged silver" embossing powder but only melted it in some places and left just a little un-melted in other areas which is why you can see what looks like little beads! Over the top I applied some moss to make it look eerie!!

 And lastly is my "poison" tag with "glow in the dark glitter"!!! I came across in my chipboard stash one of the frames which had been cut in half (who knows where the other half was).  It frames the little poison bottle perfectly! I purchased the glitter over five years ago on a shopping trip and had never used it until now! It looks much better in the dark than the photo indicates but you get the idea!

In addition to the chipboard I used a lot of different distress inks, Colour Blast colour paste & embossing powder, the cardstock was Tim Holtz Laboratorie paper, as well as the matching rub-ons and masks.

Trick or Treat!!!

Keep Creating!

Chipboard Used

Sunday, October 22, 2017

October Spookiness 
By Sue Smyth 

I love decorating, whether it is for Halloween or Christmas 
so each year I make a spooky book to 
use in a Halloween display.
I have been experimenting with lashed binding
on the spine and wanted to incorporate it in this project.

This year I wanted to do Dracula's Diary and I had the
idea in my head for most of the year.

I wanted to use fangs and bats and trinkets along 
with a neat key or two.

Here I have embossed one of the chipboard swords with
Stampendous aged silver embossing powder, it is 
great for covering chipboard and is even better when 
done twice.

The fangs were painted black, then cut in half.
then rubbed over with gold paint, 
I have stuffed the top of them
with shredded muslin.

I have painted the trinket with black gesso, let sit
for a minute or two then wipe 90 percent of
it off with a baby wipe for a better
antiqued look.

My boys love dragons, and I found in Kmart
some plastic dragons and a mini castle play set(see below)
and thought this would make a great 3 D top for a box.

I love the texture of the castle, once you
paint it with black gesso and add colour over the top
the texture is enhanced.

I love the vibrant dragons eye, quite by
accident I put lots of black seed beads
around and they kinda covered the edges
like the eyelids of a dragon.

The head I cut off the toy and glued onto the
top of the castle.
I wrapped black fibre around the base and
pushed into the glue to add strength.

That lovely Dragon eye.

The wing I wanted to have a red tinge to it
so I have added red inka gold over the top of the blue and 
purple inka gold.

This is toy set I cool

The base was a box from Couture Creations Seasons Greeting

Add you layer of texture using chipboard and 
adhering it down with gel medium.

After adding a layer of texture paste with a stencil
that resembles scales, I added the Emma frame
but cut it up to fit.

Once you have all of your texture on,
paint with black gesso, I think
this is kind of nice even with out the 
next layer of paint.

Now dry brush with after midnight Dylusions paint. 
This gives the box a bright blue hum under the 
final layers.
Then dry brush cobalt inka gold over top with a fan
Then add spots of purple and green as desired.
Finish with a final layer of Art Alchemy Metallique gold wax.

I have included a few photos of my altered book display for 
This is why I do so many, they look cool on display dont you think?

Happy Crafting 
From Sue 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

More Canvases from the team

Hey there

This month our super creative team are creating with Imaginarium Chipboard 
on a Canvas... the girls are doing an incredible job.
Lets see what they have come up with today!

BOO!! For my theme project I decided to create a creepy and kooky tag with canvas just in time for Halloween. Instead of adding my chipboard to a canvas, I did the opposite and added a tiny canvas to a chipboard tag. But first I glued onto the tag the negative chipboard from the Twigs and the title. I swiped on some 'crackle' paste which decided not to actually crackle but nevermind I still got some texture. I then applied Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Screaming Banshee Black as well as two different blue sprays. Once dry I added my canvas which I altered with the same Lindy's sprays as well as some stencilled stars. I topped this with the super cute spooky tree and haunted house as well as some stamped little creatures. .

This is Miriam's first canvas and she's done a fabulous job!
The colour & those feathers are so pretty

To Celebrate the season of spookiness I created a canvas with a pirate theme. I love to take inspiration from movies and this one is Pirates fo the Caribbean. Dead Men tell no Tales.I have used a small canvas 20 x 20 and added texture with Imaginarium chipboard, Then I have used a selection of brass and chipboard cogs, to make the chipboard ones match I have sprayed them with matt black spray paint and simply rubbed over with Art Alchemy gold wax.
I found the plastic skull at a cheap shop in the halloween decorations, and I cut the back off so it sits flat on the canvas.To finish the cogs I have flicked Turquoise dylusions paint over top for a corroded look

Thank you for sharing ladies