Well hello you guys! Can you believe it's almost Halloween?! Where has 2015 gone? I'll be honest with you, the last half of the year is always my favorite. I especially love the Fall. Halloween, Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas. What's not to love?
This blog post is going to be reeeeally picture heavy so I hope you are ready! I have a pretty cool Halloween project to share with you today. What's great about this particular project is that you don't need to be a mixed media maven to do it!
Just bust out that scrapbooking paper you have loads of, some embossing powders, and a really cool embossing folder and go to town!
See? Simple stuff using stuff you probably already have!
I have had the Pine Lake village kit from Retro Cafe Art in my stash for over a year and finally got around to dressing it all up. Take a look at that house! All done up in Brownstone embossing powder from Piccolo. I even managed to use some cool Retro Cafe Art skullies and shined him up a bit with Inka Gold paint.
Use your embossing folders and add some creepiness to your paper! Get even more definition by rubbing more of that awesome Inka Gold over the embossing. Save your spiderweb corner pieces and make a spooktacular trellis. Add a creepy bus stop man and call this piece done!
Dress up your roof edge with dresden and be sure to SAVE THOSE WINDOW NEGATIVES! What do you think my gravestones are made from?
More dresden and always pay attention to details! Dress up those windows with watercolor paper and pencils or stick something creepy cool inside like spiders and webs left over from your cut outs! Add a li'l bat cut out for that perfect Halloween touch.
What's a haunted Halloween Town without it's creepy, creaky old church! I swapped the door out for a coffin and added a spider to it.
See my gravestones? They are the negatives from the windows in both of these kits. Save them! add some modeling paste and gray paint for instant headstones!
So much depth in such a small space! It's all about the details. Use some floral moss for that added bit of ka-POW.
The glorious thing with this project is that you do not need to be a mixed media guru to play with such great toys. Use what you have and rely on what you know. Simple techniques really make this project stand out.
Now plow through your stash and get busy!
Pine Lake Stand-Up Village kit (Retro Cafe Art)
Chapel Hill Stand-Up Village kit (Retro Cafe Art)
Bus Stop Man (Retro Cafe Art)
Spider Web Cut-Outs (Retro Cafe Art)
Skulls (Retro Cafe Art)
Gothic Fences (Retro Cafe Art)
Dead Tree Stand-Ups (Retro Cafe Art)
Bat Cut-Outs (Retro Cafe Art)
Dresden Borders (Retro Cafe Art)
Inka Gold Paints (Retro Cafe Art)
Embossing Powders (Piccolo)
Watercolor Pencils (Derwent)
Brick Embossing folder (Tim Holtz for Sizzix)
Chalk Inks (Prima)
Modeling Paste (Liquitex)
Acrylic Paint (Liquitex)
Black Gesso (Golden)
Patterned Paper (Chickanidee, Basic Grey, Studio Calico)