Monday, 7 September 2015

James Fallon - The Undertaker

Having got one of Tim's new Halloween sets of stamps I decided to use the large skull with a cabinet card for some spooky results.


Process steps -

Undertaker background - stamp and black emboss the image.


Dip in distress inks.


Paint teeth, eye hollows and light areas of hat with watery picket fence distress paint, dabbing it and drying it several times. Then paint in the skull with watery DI to darken it.



Mask it off and stamp over with distress damask stamps using DI.



Foe the cabinet card - blend gold embossing paste lightly and randomly with finger.
Blend archival inks over the top which leaves a translucent colour and stamp over with archival ink.


Embellishments - stamp labels (I used a left over piece of inked card from another project).


Distress the monocle with distress paints and add to the background with a ring fastener so it hangs over the stamped eye..


A mini bottle, die-cut a spider and add chit chat stickers.


A die-cut bat and the name of the undertaker from the stamp set.


The bottle was cracked using Wendy Vecchi's tutorial here.


I hope you like my spooky cabinet card, this is the first of my Halloween creations this year, so I need to get on and make some more.


Products
Stamps - Tim Holtz - Distress Damask, Undertaker, Mini Halloween, Classics #12
Archival inks - black, potting soil, cornflower blue, dandelion
Distress inks - dried marigold. tea dye, wild honey, ground espresso, hickory smoke
Movers and shapers dies - bat, 31, spider



Thanks for stopping by, have a great week and don't forget creativity takes courage (Henri Matisse).

hugs Brenda xxx

27 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow, this is amazing, Brenda! Funny and scary, all in one! Very thoughtful and detailed work! The bottle is great!

Sophie said...

Huuuiiii...Brenda...
Eine tolle aber sehr gruselige Arbeit.
Klasse gemacht und sehr eindrucksvoll.

Sophie xx

Gina said...

That is sooooo awesome! The monocled eye is hysterical lol :D XXX

hazel said...

This is amazing Brenda, I love how you've put everything together especially the eye and monocle.
xxx Hazel.

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant Brenda and great process steps! The eye glass is just the perfect finishing touch!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Brenda! So many wonderful details but I love the eye glass too x

butterfly said...

Fabulously spooky - yes the eyeglass, but also that brilliant crackled vial and I love the cobweb stamp. Dash it all, I thought I didn't need this set!
Alison xx

Candy C said...

This is so very cool, Brenda! Love love how it turned out. So many wonderful techniques. You did a fabulous job!!!

die amelie said...

I REALLY like this first Halloween project of yours, Brenda! Especially as it has a rather unusual colour scheme for Halloween-ish projects. I think it looks brilliant! Claudia x

Patty O'Malley said...

Wow! This is fantastic, Brenda!

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous Halloween project!! Every little touch is absolutely perfect, and that wicked eye is brilliant! I'm looking forward to playing with this set with such great inspiration here! xxx Lynn

S@ndy Diller said...

Just wonderful Brenda, love it. Sandy xx

Juliz Design Post said...

So glad I hopped over for a closer look. What a great tutorial and amazing details.
Julie x

Terry said...

Oh we have some spooky goodness haunting around Brenda's blog! I LOVE this and you are so tempting me!!!! Love that eye treatment! Hugs!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Brenda, love the background and the way you highlighted the eye. Fabulous Halloween piece. Tracy x

Daniele said...

wow what a make Brenda
hugs x

Meggymay said...

This is brilliant, love how you assembled and created this one, a great start for Halloween.
Yvonne xx

Joi at RR said...

What a great step by step Brenda and WOW - CREEPY undertaker for sure... but then... most undertakers are creepy to me!!! Really fun first Halloween project you did here. And such wonderful techniques and "ugly" colors!!! Aren't all Halloween colors ugly - ehehehehh!!! Seriously - so fun to see this - it's SUPER. j.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Absolutely spook-tacular Brenda, love it! Thanks so much for your wonderful tutorial, what a fabulous start to your Halloween creations! Deb xo

Anita Houston said...

PINNED!!! LOVE the way you altered the cabinet card! Very spooky cool indeed!!!

sally said...

Absolutely splendid Halloween project! Sadly my grandkids are such a pair of "scaredy cats" they'd run a mile....they are 12 & 10! A lost cause :-(

Sally

Shari Trumbull said...

LOVE THIS, Brenda!! XOXO-Shari

iGirlZoe said...

This is just so fantastic! I love every single detail. WOW! WOW! WOW!

pearshapedcrafting said...

By jove! I am glad you made this fun by adding the eye glass! Tis still scary though! Chrisx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A masterpiece Brenda! ADORABLE!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderfully spooky creations Brenda! The monacle looks so menacing hanging over the added eye - great idea to frame it with a cabinet card! Julia xx

A Pink said...

Wow! What a really fab make! Brenda. Love the monocle with the stamped eye - genius and ya crackled bottle . As always yur composition is perfect . Thanks for sharing 'how to'. x