Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Ornament

Just a few more days until the fun spooktacular night that's filled with goblins, ghouls, and all sorts of creatures. Which leaves just enough time for one last project. And for this project I have an ornament, perfect for that last bit of decorating. So let's get going on how it was made.

I started with a small piece of glossy cardstock that was cut to fit between two pieces of glass.  I simply inked the cardstock with Orange Kurecolor Ink.  To create the splotches on the cardstock, I just flicked it with a couple drops of alcohol.

Next, using my Zig Writer in Black, I stamped a skeleton and sentiment.

Once the ink is completely dry, place one piece of glass under the cardstock, one piece of glass on top of the cardstock, and then wrap the edges of your "sandwich" with foil tape.

To take away the shine of the foil tape, I used my Zig Painty FX pen in Black.  I just randomly painted the edges as I didn't want to fully cover the tape.

Next, I painted a metal frame with my Black Zig Painty FX pen. Again, I wanted a thin coat of paint so the metal would slightly show through.

Once the paint was dry on the frame, I mounted the glass piece on top. Then I found a bauble in my stash that I inked with Orange Kurecolor Ink and attached to the metal frame.  To hide the jump rings I used to attach the bauble, I added a die cut bat.

Lastly, I added a strip of ribbon so the ornament could be hung.

 As an added note for all those attending parties and Trick or Treating, please be safe out there.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Halloween Table Decoration

Fall...cooler weather, shorter days, and Halloween. That one ghoulish day when we can all pretend to be any character we want.  And let's not forget about the fun parties.  So I created a fun table decoration just for a Halloween party.  So let's get started with how I made  this project.

To start, I added a few glass beads to a Ziploc bag, then added in a few drop of Orange Kurecolor Ink. Then just shake the bag until all the beads are coated in ink.

Then, I simply dumped the beads out on my craft sheet to dry, which only takes a minute.

Next, I used a Zig Painty FX pen in Black to paint the rim and bottom of a glass.  I used a small piece of decorative tape to mask off the stem of the glass, this way I had a clean paint line.  Once the paint was dry, I simply removed the tape.

To add a bit of contrast, I used a Zig Painty pen in Iris.

Now on to the medallions.  I used my die cutting machine and steel die to make three medallions.  I used my Zig Writer in Arctic White to add a bit of detail around the edges.  Then, I used my Zig Writer in Black to outline the center portions.

Now to put it all together.  Start by adding the beads into the glass.  Next I die cut a couple of bats and used my Zig 2 Way Glue pen to adhere them to the glass.

 One medallion I stamped a short sentiment in the center and then simply laid at the bottom of the glass.

Next, I added straight pins to the back of two medallions. One of them I simply laid across the glass.  The next I stood up in the beads and also added a bit of ribbon.

A fun project to create, and how cute would this be sitting amongst your other Halloween decorations?

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