Hello there and welcome back…it’s been a little bit since I’ve posted and I have a little confession to make. I’ve been doing my blog for just under 3 years and well…I’ve never backed up any of my blog posts or done any updates. YIKES!! Let’s just say, keeping up with updates is a VERY good thing..my tech girl was a little shocked. You see, I am a bit of a creature of habit and change is something I do not like.
So, I apologize for the little time-lapse, luckily, the updates are complete, I didn’t lose anything and I am full steam ahead with posting, except that I have a bit of a new format…p.s.- it’s good to keep up with updates, their kinda important, 😉 let’s just say, I won’t be letting that happen again.
Anyways, I am back today to share one of the little creations I made for the release of the new idea-ology Halloween that Tim announced a week or so ago on his idea-ology Facebook live. If you missed the Facebook Live you can click HERE and watch the replay 🙂
This project uses one of the new products in the line, Vellum Haunts. It’s a package of vellum scenes and photos that are perfect for all your Halloween makes.
I also used idea-ology tiny skulls, vignette boxes, corked vials, paper dolls, Halloween worn wallpaper and a few other things, as usual, I’ll list the supplies at the end of the tutorial…
so, let’s get to making!
I started by painting up 3 of the vignette boxes using black soot distress paint. One large box and two smaller that fit on either sides of the larger box. My goal was to make a triptych type display.
I thinned down the paint with a little water to give the boxes a light wash of color, then dried them with my heat tool.
Once the boxes were dry, I sanded them down lightly around the edges to give a worn with age look.
Then blended them with vintage photo distress ink.
To create the look of age worn book leather, I stamped an image from the Baroque (CMS400) stamp set using distress embossing ink onto a piece of distress cracked leather paper and embossed it with gold embossing powder.
I sprayed the paper with water then black soot spray stain and oxide spray and dried it with my heat tool. Then the paper was rubbed with pumice stone and black soot distress crayon. The paper was trimmed to fit the edges of the boxes and adhered with collage medium.
I cut some pieces of paper for inside of the right and left small vignette boxes from a piece of worn wallpaper. The papers were blended through a stencil (rosette ths092) with frayed burlap distress ink, and embossed the pattern with gold embossing powder. Some additional stamping was added to them using a written text stamp and black soot distress ink.
The pieces were applied to the vignette boxes using collage medium.
I found a piece of mica in my stash of goodies and tore the vellum photo to fit the mica pieces and front of the large vignette box. I rubbed the edge of the photo and mica tiles with black soot distress crayon, then sandwiched the photo between the two pieces of mica. The pieces were then stitched very randomly, using my sewing machine.
Although not pictured, I drilled a small hole into the back of the large vignette box by using my dremmel tool, then ran a string of idea-ology tiny lights through the hole and attached it within the vignette box. A small piece of vellum was added within the box to buffer the lights, and the mica piece was adhered to the front of the box with collage medium. Then it was set aside to dry.
the lost souls…
With my finger, I applied a small amount of black soot distress paint to the halloween lost souls coin then set it aside to dry. Once the paint was dry, I scribbled tarnished brass distress crayon over the indents of the words, then rubbed the additional crayon off with a dry towel.
The coin was then rubbed with a little steel wool to create a worn texture.
I selected several of the tiny paper dolls from the regular idea-ology line pack of paper dolls. To make them fit within the vials, a few were trimmed near their feet, slightly bent and rounded then inserted into the vials.
I rubbed each of the vials with a small amount of collage medium, let it dry, then rubbed them with some antique linen paint and a few drips of mushroom alcohol ink. The vials and their corks, were then rubbed with walnut stain distress crayon.
Five idea-ology tiny keys were painted with antique linen and rusty hinge distress paint, then dried. After they were dry, they were rubbed with a gathered twigs distress crayon. The keys were then attached together using a couple of jump rings
I began arranging and adhering the items within the vignette. I added some moss, scraps of lace and tiny skulls.
A stick was applied to the front of the vignette under the portrait and the coin attached using a small nail from the idea-ology vignette hardware pack. The tiny keys were looped onto the stick by their jump rings and adhered.
I added a base to the triptych using a piece of extra shelf leftover from a previous project (from a vignette divided box).
The base piece was distressed in the same way as the vignette boxes had been by using paint, sanding and blending with ink. Then it was applied to the bottom of the triptych.
An idea-ology vignette finial had the same treatment, was applied to the top and a scrap of ribbon was tied to it.
With that, my lost souls project was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend!
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