Back in September, (as if it was billion years ago) I found at a local outlet store this inexpensive wooden shelf art piece, that I thought would be perfect for altering. I paid 2 euros for it and it’s some kind of wood composite, not full wood. I’ve seen tons of these kinds of Halloween art pieces on ‘ween decor haul videos, and I’m pretty pleased I was able to make one for myself very cheaply.
I covered it with some distress inked papers. I cut out the middle part, because there is going to be another paper covering it and I could save some of that harlequin for another project. It’s actually a common technique in scrapbooking. Why waste that pretty paper for where it won’t be seen?
I made sure that the harlequin paper flowed (?!?) to correct directions. I thought it would be make the decoration look more fancy. If you know what I mean.
The front sentiment is mounted on black card stock and they both are distressed with black ink. I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue for all the gluing.
All in all…Very simple but very effective, don’t you think?
Yesterday I posted a Finnish language craft haul video on my YouTube channel, where I showed some Halloween and Christmas things I ordered from UK last month. For once I was prepared for the month of October and I’ve actually made Halloween things all month last month. (Though I’ve been getting tons of new ideas from watching other’s ‘ween crafty haul videos, so there will be last minute craft panic again).
Anyhoo, here are first two of the cards I made from my Carta Bella and Fancy Pants papers. They were very simple to do. Some distressing, inking, doodle stitching and element stickers and you’re done!
This is the first one I made and thus my favourite. I bought those chipboards earlier this year, but I haven’t really used them yet. They are grey kraft paper and thus perfect for recolouring with ink. Over here I used Distress Ink colour Black Soot.
I hate spiders but I love spider patterned Halloween papers. Probably because they don’t move printed on a paper :D On this card I used more of those element stickers and I aimed for a controlled scatter look. Do I make any sense? The text sticker is mounted/framed by a very dark grey scrapbook paper.
Which one is your favourite and have you done any Halloween cards yet? These and my other Halloween crafts can be found for sale at the Kaboom thrift store in Helsinki. I priced them at cost, so if you are lacking on the Halloween decoration front, there are some bargains to be had.
Jos haluat ostaa minun Halloween-tuotoksia, niitä löytyy Helsingistä, Kaboom kirpputorilta. Kortit ovat 3,20€ kappale ja pakkauksessa on mukana myös kirjekuori.
I’ve had this gift box in my stash for years already. Every year I planned to do something Halloween’ish with it but I never could come up with the right idea. Until this year, when I realized this would be a perfect miniature shadow box.
I covered the lid with some orange papers. At first I thought about covering the base too but then I realized, I wouldn’t be able to close the lid. I just inked the base to add some blackness to it. I did the same for the corners of the lid too.
This is the inside of the lid. Simple and sophisticated black and white look. Then the shadow box part looks like this:
Excuse me the blurriness but I didn’t notice it, when I took the picture. The background paper is an old one from my stash, which I then fussy cut to add the second moon and the clouds. The owl trees are from another paper, again fussy cut and structured to stand in the middle of the ‘floor’. The text paper was even tinier scrap from my stash.
And here they are! Now I’m really hoping to find some old watch boxes at fleamarkets so I could make more of these. How’s your Halloween crafting going?
I bought some new crafty supplies last month, including a cute Gorjuss-stamp which was on sale. I like sales. They are best. Last night I got bitten by a crafty bug and made this Halloween-card. Who knows, I might even send it to someone ;)
The techniques I used were pretty basic. Distressing, inking….The little witch hat is pieced and is part of a Stampendous Halloween-stamp. For colouring I used ProMarkers as per usual. The doodle stitching was done with .5 Zig Millenium-pen.