Hello all! I hope that you are doing well, it’s been a little crazy busy around our house, so I haven’t had much time to share on my blog as of lately. Plus, some big things are happening around our house, we’re moving!! So, there’s that ..but no worries, I’ll be posting more tutorials very soon as prior to preparing for this move, I had been making like crazy, so I will do my best to keep you inspired throughout the holidays…’tis the season!
Today, I have a halloween project created for the new Distress Color, Crackling Campfire. Let me introduce you to little witch, Hazel. I was so excited to get the new idea-ology Halloween Baseboards, which included a copy of a vintage witch hazel tin that I shared with Tim! I knew I wanted to make a special project with it, and this project was perfect!
This project was created on a #8 tag and Thickboard Etcetera Tag. I also created a little stand so that the tag could stand up on display, which was created using Etcetera Trims and leftover pieces from an Etcetera Tombstone.
I started with a Mixed Media #8 tag, I rubbed distress embossing dabber through the layering stencil (latticework ths019) and then rubbed it additionally around the tag. I sprinkled the tag with Crackling Campfire Embossing Glaze and embossed it with my Embossing Gun.
After it was embossed, I rubbed the embossed area with a blending tool and steel wool, this reduces the shine of the embossing glaze.
I spritzed the tag with Black Soot and Ground Espresso Distress Spray Stains and a tiny bit of water, then dried it with my heat tool.
Next, I applied a small amount of texture paste through a stencil and sprinkled it with Walnut Stain Embossing Glaze, then rubbed the area with Black Soot and Tarnished Brass Distress Crayons.
I painted the edges of a #8 Etcetera tag with Black Soot Distress Paint.
I cut a piece of paper from the Abandoned Paper Stash to fit the back of the Etcetera Tag, rubbed the edges of both tags with Black Soot Distress Ink and applied them to the Etcetera tag with Collage Medium.
The shelf and stand…
I gathered a few pieces of the Etcetera Trims that included scalloped, pinked and web, plus a few extra pieces that I had leftover from an Etcetera Tombstone, then rubbed them with Black Soot Distress Paint using a blending tool.
After they were painted and dry, the trims were sanded to create worn edges using a sanding grip.
The worn edges were then rubbed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then adhered together using collage medium.
Two pieces of the pinked trims were adhered together, then a piece of the web trim added to the top. These were then applied to the Etcetera Base.
I placed the covered etcetera tag behind the front portion of the base that was adhered, then adhered the back portion with collage medium. Then I removed the tag (this is how I was able to get the correct spacing) ,then I clamped the base pieces together and let it dry.
Here’s a close-up of the spacing.
While the base piece was drying, I adhered a couple pieces of the black Etcetera Trims to create a shelf on the tag. Then it was set aside to dry for a bit.
While the shelf was drying, I cut a couple pieces of cobweb using collage paper and the Sizzix Cobweb thinlet. Then I spritzed the pieces with Distress Resist Spray, and sprinkled them with Clear Rock Candy Glitter. When the adhesive was dry, I spritzed the glittery webs with some Black Soot Spray Stain, then dried them with my heat tool. the webs were then glued into place with collage medium.
The Witch Hazel Baseboard piece was scruffed up with my sanding grip, then scribbled and rubbed with a Distress Walnut Stain Crayon. I wrapped a grungy piece of thread around the baseboard and adhered it in place with collage medium. The phrase was stamped using the Halloween Tiny Text, too a piece of vintage onion skin paper and adhered in place.
A small spider charm was painted with black soot paint, tied to the string, then adhered in place.
I wrapped the string around the tag very randomly then adhered it into place.
little witch, Hazel…
I scruffed up Hazel using my sanding grip, then colored her using Distress Crayons. A pair of idea-ology wings were scruffed in the same way, then heated very quickly using my heat tool, to cause them to bend and not be flat. Then they were adhered to her back.
I wrapped string around her to look as though she were wrapped in the spiders web, then adhered all the pieces into place.
I tied a piece of dyed ribbon to the top of the tag and added an idea-ology Word adornment to the top.
With that, my vignette was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today…see you soon!
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