Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Halloween To Die For!

Halloween - To Die For is the theme chosen by the lovely and talented Anne for the current challenge at A Vintage Journey. As always this will run two weeks and a prize to Country View Crafts store will be awarded to some lucky trick or treater! Hop on over for some spooky and fun inspiration from the Creative Guides!

I have had this shadow box sitting around for awhile and decided it was about time to do something with it. This box will also be linked to Eileen Hull's "Tricks and Treats" challenge at Art with Heart.


Using the Laboratorie paper, I stamped the Skeleton and then stamped and cut a mask. Next the background was inked with Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord.



Using the Gothic Stencil, I applied modeling paste and after a few seconds removed for a slight ghostly resist.  Next I applied some Peeled Paint through the Speckles stencil and the shaded with Black Soot. Added a tree from some bright berry branch that was alcohol inked in black. The little pot base is a mix of moss, black alcohol ink and glue.



This section of the box was finished off with some rubs, Shrinky die cut movers and shapers bats, and Halloween!


Now onto the little compartments on the left side of the box!


The Spider was cut from foil backed grungeboard, inked in black alcohol and placed over the web stamped in clear embossing ink, colored and then removed with an iron.


Bottles were treated with alcohol inks and paint and more background paper. Stamped a label for one and added some bones for the other!


And finished off with some Halloween Lovers, stamped over stenciled and inked paper with a little Halloween script and then added a little Vintage Lace die at the bottom. The heart is from a Southwest Airlines coffee stir stick.

Topped off with a word band treated with alcohol inks and paint, some skull and crossbones curtain finials.


Also applied some of Wendy Vecchi's black embossing paste through the Speckles stencil in a few areas on the box and then highlighted them with Treasure Gold.


Thank you for stopping by to visit this spooky post! Have a lovely upcoming weekend.


34 comments:

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness everything about this is awesome! I just love every little detail!!

Hugs~

Christi Conley said...

Love this!!! I am also a HUGE Halloween fan - my favorite time of year! I just wish it lasted longer :) Fantastic details - and I didn't know you could use the Embossing Paste as a resist!! Off to play!

Beth said...

now this is right spooky my friend...love all your added detail to this great piece.
Hugs

Julia Aston said...

Your box is scaring me Terry! so that means it's a perfect Halloween decoration!! love the bottles particularly with the bones and wonderful paint/stains on them!

Karen Garrard said...

Wonderfully spooky Terry! Your little bottles look amazing and I love the awfully creepy spider too. Karen.x

S@ndy Diller said...

As always - wonderful!! Love all the small details that you added.
Way to go girl!

Michele said...

i certainly hope this will not be your last hallowe'en post. this is completely awesome. i love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

So many amazing details to look at! I love the shadowbox- the modeling paste and the ghost you created it is so cool- gotta try this. love the spider and the silhouette couple. I love Halloween- keep them coming : )

Redanne said...

Your shadow box is incredible Terry, I love every single little detail. The papers were a great choice, the bottles are fantastic, the bits of bones are deliciously creepy - I am in love with this creation! Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry this looks fantastic! What a brilliant shadow box! Each little nook and cranny looks fantastic, a brilliant piece of Halloween decor!

Valerie-Jael said...

FAN-TAS-TIC!!! Hugs, Valerie

Sophie said...

Oh, Terry, das ist so cool...
Ich liebe deine gespenstischen Werke.
Herrlich zum Gruseln :-)

Juliz Design Post said...

Fantastically spooky looking shadow box. Your spider has a wonderful creepy effect to it. Love the hands in the bottles and your ghosting effect. Fab.
Julie x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Oh wow Terry, such a fabulous box and with so many wonderful details. Perfectly spooky! Jennie x

Pam said...

Perfectly spooky shadow box Terry!!

Sharon said...

Wow so much detail and so much to look at! Perfect for Halloween!

Candy C said...

Terry...I said it on Facebook but it bears repeating. This piece is "wicked cool!" I love your design and all of your little bits of this and that, that make this such a unique Halloween decor piece. You had some great techniques on this as well as all sorts of very neat little images in each compartment. Love it! Even the word stick is perfect for this piece...very "ironic" with a skeleton as the featured point. <3 Candy

Jools Robertson said...

Amazing shadow box, love the texture finish
So much fabulous detail and the colours are wow!

Love the spider and the bones jar is brilliant

Jools x

Meggymay said...

Awesome project Terry, love all those Halloween details and additions.
Yvonne

Buttons said...

Absolutely superb Terry!!! This is just chock full of so many incredibly beautiful and imaginative elements. You are a star. Jenny x

Marjie Kemper said...

Awesome, T! Love the skelly's eyes and that sparkly H in the Halloween tag.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Lots of spooky mischief taking place in your fabulous shadowbox, I love all the detailing.
Wishes
Lynne

Lisa H said...

Spooky and so cool! Thanks for sharing with us at the Art with Heart challenge. Happy Halloween! =)

Redanne said...

Just came back to say thanks so much for joining in Eileen's Art With Heart Challenge with this fabulous piece! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

Fabulous details in this wonderful Halloween make Terry. Particularly like the ghosting technique with the gothic stencil....very clever x
Spooktacular !!

Huge Hugs Annie x

Ira Huberts said...

Terry!! Wow!! I sooooo love your spectacular Halloween project, it's totally amazing and really awesome in every respect. Every single detail is a true eye catcher, love it!! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

MaryH said...

Oh my....another fabulous creation. So enjoyed reading through the how-to's, and you've got some wonderfully effective techniques on this one. Lots of texture & color & such interesting bits added to make a stunner. TFS such a spooky scary work.

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow this came together beautifully, so spooky and perfect for Halloween. Love that gothic stencil design, I have just got it but not used it yet. Now I really want to have a try with the modelling paste. xx

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous Terry, adore all the amazing details, all so carefully choreographed. Nikki xx

Maggie said...

Wow Terry a fabulous scary shadow box so many details I'm going back for another look :)

MaggieH

crafty creations said...

Wow Terry what an amazing piece - so much texture and so many details - Brilliant

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, so many fabulous details, I don't know where to start! I think my favourite bit is that little bottle of bones, eeek! Love it! What a spectacular Halloween project! hugs :)

Meme said...

Great spooky tray! Lots of spooky details, love the bones in the bloody jar. Thanks for joining us at Art with Heart!

Sara Barker said...

Terry, this is such a creative shadow box...I love your choice of word band, and have used that same sentiment on my Dream On piece a few weeks back. Fits perfectly with a skeleton! I absolutely am in love with those gruesome bottles you have concocted! And the ghosting with Gothic is genius!

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