Hello there and happy Friday!
I’m back today with a little Halloween inspiration…I know, it’s only July, but when inspiration strikes, you run with it.
Tim hosted his Sizzix Halloween release for Chapter 3 on Wednesday this week…funny how it was on Wednesday 😉
but anyways…I rewatched the Live the other night and at the beginning as Tim was describing the Trick or Treaters set, he mentioned the vampire hair and how it could be turned into pony tails for a little girl, and that’s when it hit me…Wednesday Addams! So I was inspired by Tim and also by Tami B, Kath and Paula..the ladies created a bunch of adorable little trick or treaters, and I just had to join in on the fun!
I remember watching the old black and white Addams Family, back in the day when tv’s had rabbit ears and Saturday mornings were meant for cereal, parents sleeping in and the best morning tv shows.
I had so much fun creating these treat bags and remembering times past. Wednesday didn’t have a little vampire tooth so I took a little artistic license and added one…I just couldn’t resist! Her little skull bucket was created using the skull and the pumpkin bucket in the set.
Here’s the Trick or Treaters set..
To create the background paper for the treat bags, I used the new Spider Web Thinlet set.
So, let’s get to it!
The background paper…
I cut a few webs out of watercolor paper, then placed them over top of another piece of watercolor paper. Then I spritzed the paper with Black Soot Distress Spray and water and dried with a heat tool.
When the papers were dry, I cut them with the Treat Bag Thinlet set using my Vagabond. (FYI- this is exactly how I created the paper for my Skully card for the Facebook Live, except that white spider web areas were blended with a little Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink.)
the spooky bag…
I placed the letters for the word “spooky” at the bottom of the treat bag (prior to adhering the bag together) The letters I used were from the Alphanumeric Cutout Lower thinlet set.
Then to keep the letters in place, I layered a small piece of Sticky Grid over top. Sticky Grid is my go-to for keeping the letters in place and it peals off completely clean and doesn’t tear the paper, even after having run it through the Vagabond…just like that, lickety-split!
I then adhered a small scrap of black paper behind the word and adhered the bad together using Scor-tape. Scor-tape is very sticky and holds the treat bags together perfectly!
I cut a skull out of a scrap of paper and added it to the word.
I added a couple spider webs to the bag and stuck in a lolli-pop treat, then added some dyed cheese-cloth for bag filler.
the little Wednesday Addams…
I cut out the body of the trick or treater out of a scrap piece of watercolor paper and blended it with a little Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.
The shirt of the treater was cut from a scrap of black soot spritzed paper and another piece of the paper was cut to resemble a skirt.
I cut out six of the vampire hair pieces to create Wednesdays hair. Four for the braid/pony-tail, and two for the top of her head.
Her cheeks were blended with a bit of Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and all the rest of her facial pieces trimmed out of scrap papers.
Her collar and cuffs were cut from the stripes that are meant for the trick or treaters t-shirt.
The bows were cut by using the pirates bandana. I cut two and snipped off the “knot” of the bandana, these became “bows” for Wednesday’s hair.
I dabbed on Black Soot Distress Paint onto two tiny buttons to add for her dress, let them dry and then began adhering all the pieces using Distress Collage Medium.
I cut the pieces for the skull bucket and then adhered it together.
I punched two holes on both sides of the bag and added a piece of ribbon.
Spider webs were added to both the inside and fronts of the bags.
Wednesday was added to the front of the bag using foam tape and, with that, my treat bags were complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a great 4th of July weekend!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Trick or Treaters, Spider web, Alphanumeric Cutout Lower, Treat Bag, Sticky Grid
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Stamp Platform, Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Distress Ink- Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Shaded Lilac
Distress Sprays- Black Soot
Distress Paint- Black Soot
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Foam Tape, Distress Watercolor Paper
Other- Cheese cloth