Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Bewitching Hour

Hi there - It's Jeanne here! I hope you all have been enjoying the tutorials we've been showing here on Joli Paquet. And what about those kits? WOW!  Well, today is my turn to show you how to create the fun little witch shown above. So let's get started. . . .
1.  The first thing you need to do is to click on the witch photo above to enlarge. Then right click to download the image and print it out on regular paper.
2.  Next you will need to cut the witch out. Refer to the photo above - do you see how I included part of the chair back that she is holding? This will be the handle to her broom so make sure you don't cut it off.
~ Click on photo to enlarge ~

3.  Now you will need to get yourself a tart pan (about 2.5" in diameter), a roll of crafting metal (I used Creative Metal by Walnut Hollow available at JoAnn Fabrics), a rusting kit (by Sophisticated Finishes available at Michaels) and a paint brush.

4.  Referring to the photo above, cut a piece of the metal slightly larger than the witch cut-out. NOTE: Cut the metal long enough so that there is about 1-inch extra at the bottom of the witch.

5.  Following the manufacturer's directions on the rusting kit, paint both the sheet of metal and the outside of the tart pan with a coat of the iron metallic surfacer (see photo 4 above). Let dry thoroughly. Then coat both the metal and tart pan with the rust antiquing surfacer (see photo 5 above). When dry and metal has rusted it's time to move on to the next step!
6.  Using a glue stick or your favorite adhesive, adhere the witch image to the back (non-rusted side) of the metal sheet. Position the witch so that there is at least 1-inch of metal below the witch.
7.  Using a dark brown ink pad, ink the edges of the witch as show in the photo above.
8.  Time to make the broom! Wrap raffia around a ruler about 10 times. Carefully slip the raffia off the ruler and tightly tie the top using black embroidery floss. Trim the raffia at the bottom to finish off the broom. Set aside.
9.  Select a gear from Tim Holtz Sprocket Gear set (available at Michaels). Glue a watch face on top of the gear. (I have a very limited amount of watch faces available in my Etsy Shop that can be used in this project.)
10.  Bend the excess metal at the bottom of witch back at a 90 degree angle so that witch will stand up. Hot glue witch to the tart pan turned upside down. 

11.  Glue watch face/sprocket to the bottom of witch's dress. Glue broom head to the bottom of the broom handle.
12.  Click on the text strip above to enlarge. Then right click to download the image and print it out on regular paper. Cut out text.
13.  Cut a strip of contrasting card stock slightly larger than the text strip. (Mine is 3.75" x .5") Trim ends in a "V" fashion to create a banner. (I used a Martha Stewart pre-made banner in gold available at WalMart)
14.  Attach text strip to banner using a glue stick.
15.  Finally, attach the banner to the witch using double stick foam tape.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and don't forget to check back here as the fun continues for two more weeks!


Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

I LOVE it Jeanne! She is great!!!

Carol said...

Great tutorial Jeanne, thank you for sharing!
xoxo Carola

Linda Crispell said...

Wonderful project! Thanks so much.

Carla said...

Cool project! Can't wait to dive in.

Little Pink Studio said...

This looks like great fun Jeanne! I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks so much for a great tutorial!

Grace said...

Love this cant wait to try it this weekend! thank u

Ellen said...

absolutely it!

*SHeRRy B* said...

I love her!

TxScrapAddict said...

Awesome tutorial!!

natalea said...

this is great Jeanne! xo natalea

Terri S said...

This was so much fun and a breeze to make. I didn't have the exact items(ie clock and tart tin, but made-do with what I had around the house! She came out just perfect. Thanks Jeanne for you awesome, creative idea as well as you great tutorial!!

Jeanne said...

Thanks so much! I'm really happy you all liked my Bewitching Witch!

Melissa said...

That's great Jeanne! VERY imaginative use of craft stuff!

Priscila said...

so fun!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a wonderful tut Jeanne...thank you! I've already created her & posted about it....she's just bewitching!