I made a tag, but you can use the techniques for many types of projects. I love the new Hanging Lantern die and thought it would be fun to place some spooky photo images, from Tim Holtz Laboratorie paper stash behind them. I also used Ranger's Texture Paste for both the background and lanterns.
Start by die cutting two lanterns from grungeboard, or chipboard, using this sandwich: cutting pad, die facing up, Grunge board, second cutting pad.
The die has two lanterns and two candles.
Coat the lanterns and candles with Texture Paste, aiming for an uneven look. Leave to dry.
Paint the lanterns with Pumice Stone and the candles with Picket Fence and Spiced Marmalade. Let dry.
Dry brush the lanterns with Walnut Stain, Black Soot and Brushed Pewter, to give them an aged look. Distress the candles too.
Cut out two old photographs from the patterned paper, large enough to fit the lanterns. Also cut two pieces of acetate, the same size. Place the acetate on top of the paper and pounce with alcohol ink (Ginger and Caramel). Keeping the acetate on top of the paper makes it easier to see where the faces are and leave that area lighter.
Use a manila tag or die cut one with the Tag & Bookplates die. Glue a piece of patterned paper to it with Matte Multi Medium.
Add some tissue tape to the tag.
Paint the tag with Picket Fence to give it a white wash look. You might want to add two layers. Let dry.
Pick the shorter words from the Halloween Shadowpress Debossing Folders set. Carefully tap Jet Black Archival ink on the word. Place the tag into the folder and emboss. Sandwich: multipurpose platform Tab 1, cutting pad, folder with paper inside, second cutting pad.
This is the result, pretty cool.
Continue with two more words.
Mix a little Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge paint into Texture Paste and smear it on the tag. Leave to dry.
Distress the paste and the tag with Distress Paint for a grungy look.
Glue the pieces for the lantern together, adding the candle on the outside of the acetate.
Drip a drop of alcohol ink on a Gumdrop to alter the colour. Place one on top of each lantern.
The paste adds such great texture to the lanterns and candles, you just want to reach out and touch them.
I folded a piece of tissue tape over itself and painted with Brushed Pewter, to use as a tie for my tag.
The Debossing Folders add a really cool effect to a project, I just love the look of those dimensional words with shadows. The arrow was given colour with alcohol ink.
Thank you so much for looking at this project!
Happy Halloween crafting!
Other Supplies Used:
- Surfaces: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Laboratorie Paper Stash, Grungeboard; manila tag; acetate
- Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
- Alcohol ink: Ranger Adirondack: Ginger, Caramel
- Paint: Distress Paint: Brushed Pewter, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Picket Fence, Pumice Stone
- Medium: Ranger: Texture Paste, Matte Multi Medium
- Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Laboratorie Tissue Tape, Gumdrops, Arrows Adornments