Friday 30 October 2015

Tag Friday for AVJ - Happy Halloween

Here is an after dark halloween tag with deep blues, purple, gold and black and traditional images to wish you all a
Happy Halloween.

It is also my contribution for the Vintage Journey Tag Friday post which only happens about 4 times a year, this is our third since our birthday in March and there will be one more in January. Do pop over for a varied and mega dose of inspiration from the Creative Guides taking part.

Begin by smooshing three blue/mauve distress inks on your craft mat and spritz with water then drag a tag with a couple of strips of tissue tape through and dry it several times until you get the depth of colour you want.

Stamp text over, heat dry again and lightly paint a layer of mat medium over to seal it. Take the shatter stencil and apply transparent texture paste through with a stencil, leave it dry or help it on it's way with a gentle blow from a heat gun. (Sorry forgot a photo here).
Mix some gold paint with water on the mat and let it drip from a paint brush over the web and before it's properly dry rub as much of the paint away from the raised textures as you can leaving golden threads of webbing showing through. Because we used the mat medium and transparent texture paste we can still see a lot of the blue/mauve tones of colour showing through.

Whilst I had left over distress inks on my mat I dipped and dried more card so as not to waste any and stamped and gold embossed the greeting and then cut it out. To get a more grungy effect also dip in some muslin and use it behind the greeting to lift and create dimension.

After die-cutting the shapes and gathering all the other bits you need assemble the tag.

Distress inks - blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, dusty concord, ground espresso
DecoArt gold acrylic paint
Stamps - undertaker, halloween 2
Mask - shatter
Dies - movers and shapers mini spider and 31 set, mini cat and raven set
Miscellaneous - gold embossing powder, embossing ink, muslin, transparent texture paste, charm, loop pin, seam binding for bow.

Have a great weekend, I'm off to Ramsgate again with my family to meet up with cousins and siblings. We won't be doing anything special for Halloween but we're looking forward to having a relaxing weekend, I hope you are too.

Take care and thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx