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.

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