Monday, October 4, 2010

A Little Halloween Curiosity

Its that time of year again! There is a chill in the air, pumpkins are placed on the porch, and Joli Paquet is back! I hope you all had a fantastic summer! We sure did, but I am so ready for Fall. It was a REALLY hot summer in Texas. Well, it hasn’t cooled off much yet but, this tutorial is sure to chill your bones! This project may look a little scary and daunting but its easier to make than you think.


Arondack alcohol ink (assorted dark colors)
Scrapbook paper ( I used Pink paislee Eclipse)
Design-Ables Self-stick clear Matte paper
Distress ink and blending tool
Bone folder
Foil Tape
Halloween Stamps
Stazon ink
Plexiglas- you can buy this at Lowes in a Varity of sizes, they will even cut it for you, or find it here.

1. Plexiglas will come with protected cover. Leave this on for now. Mark glass with permanent marker for where you want hanging holes. Place glass over wood or something similar that is ok to drill into. Using firm-Not hard- pressure slowly begin to drill hole. Repeat.

2. Lay glass over paper in desired spot and trace around. Cut.

3.Ink edges of paper.

4. Peel off protective cover on glass. Cut four strips of foil tape to fit edges of glass. Using bone folder and ruler crease each tape to width you want to show on front.

5. Lay glass on top of paper. Apply tape to edge, then wrap around to back and apply on top of paper. Burnish tape with bone folder. Finish covering back with foil tape if desired.
6. Take several different shades of dark alcohol ink and apply to felt pad and blending tool. Dap foil until you have a mottled, aged look. Let dry.

7. Use Stazon Ink and Halloween stamps. Stamp directly onto front of glass. Let dry.

8. Print desired image onto Design-ables self-stick paper.

9. Peel backing off one corner and apply to glass. Using bone folder or another edge slowly peel and burnish image onto glass.

10.Poke holes into paper .Add wire or ribbon to holes. Gems, buttons, and other embellishments could also be added to sign using Inkssential Glossy accents.

How spooky would this look hanging in a window or in front of a mirror! I hope you give this tutorial a try! Its lots of fun. Help us spread the spookyness and grab our blog button for your blog. ~Brandy


Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

I love THIS!!! Thanks so much Brandy.

Heidi said...

Brandy, I love this project but to be honest, it's hard to follow what's going on in each step because of the swirly frames on top of the photos. I kept thinking those swirls were something you were stamping on the plexiglass or on the paper underneath and couldn't figure out which step you added them in. It wasn't until the end that I realized they were just on the photos themselves.

Shabby Anne said...

It looks like a really fab project, but I have to agree, it was a bit hard to see what was actually going on from the pictures.
I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeves!

Rita @ said...

Now there's a new idea I haven't seen; thank you for inspiring me!

paperbird said...

This is so cool- I love it.

Holly Moore said...

Hooray you're back! I love this blog and the tutorials are always amazing! Thank you thank you for the inspiration and the direction. You really don't know how much I appreciate your work.


Little Pink Studio said...

This is great Brandy! Thank you!
Cerri xo

Anonymous said...

This is so cute!!!

ByLightOfMoon said...

I love this tutorial, I am off to look for this paper,
Smiles, Cyndi