HELLO HELLO HELLO!! HAPPY FRIDAY!! I’m Excitedly here today (can you tell?) as a Guest Designer for the 31 Days of Halloween event at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Blog!! I’m joining the talented Design Team of Lost Coast Designs and Carmen’s Veranda images for this All-October-Long event celebrating the most spookiest time of year–Halloween!!!
So, I ask you—
Oh, I jest–But really….Boris wants to know!! And you can’t resist him!! ;) :)
Let me show you a bit of how I brought this Mummy-licious card to life–
My background is going to be a gelli print using Dylusions acrylics in Cut Grass, Black Marble & White Linen.
I started with dabbing paint onto the gelli plate with a craft stick.
I brayed the colors together then added a couple dots of Black Marble with a few more dots of White Linen.
After brayering out the black and white, I added a couple more dabs of Cut Grass and White Linen for just one more layer of color.
Before laying down my card stock onto the gelli plate to create this print, I pressed my Moroccan Tile stencil into the paint to create that fun background pattern. The background panel is ready!
I stamped Carmen’s Veranda Boris Karloff image onto manila stock with black pigment ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I let the powder set then rubbed Pumice Stone DI over the surface to give Boris’s complexion a gray tinge…like he hasn’t seen sun in a loooong time, like he’s been in a tomb somewhere….
I sealed the embossed image with matte Decou-Page and heat set.
I applied a layer of DAM Crackle Glaze to Boris’s face and let air dry.
Oh that crackly goodness!! I love the effect for this image of Boris Karloff!! He truly does look mummified and maybe a little disturbed, too!
I stained a piece of natural cheesecloth with Pumice Stone DS. Could this be a piece of the Mummy’s wrapping that Boris brought with him?
I stamped out the sentiment onto manila stock and fussy cut the words. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI and then mounted each word band onto black card stock. Once in place on the background panel, I outlined them with watered down Translucent White DA fluid acrylic and my water brush.
Before adhering all of the fussy cut pieces and cheesecloth into place, I distressed the edges of the panel with my paper distresser, added a few pieces of tissue tape to the scene, then ran through my sewing machine. I used the Batground stencil to add a few flying bats back there then added the cheesecloth and adhered Boris into place with matte Decou-Page. I know who my Mummy is now!!
Thanks so much for coming by for my 1st Guest Designer spot for Lost Coast Designs/Carmen’s Veranda’s 31 Days of Halloween event! I’ll be back at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity a couple more times before the month is out with more Halloween ghastliness!!
So, Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Boris (Carmen’s Veranda); Alphabet Letters (could be Hero Arts)
- Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
- Dylusions Acrylic Paints (Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Inks, Stains & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Crackle Glaze (DecoArt Media); Pigment Ink (ColorBox); Black Embossing Powder (WOW)
- Cheese Cloth; Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Batground Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Moroccan Tile Stencil (My Favorite Things)
- Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts); Brayer (Ranger); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Paint Brushes; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Water Brush