I hope you are all well…I am back today with a fun little Halloween vignette that I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Facebook Live a few weeks ago. If you didn’t catch it, you can click this link and watch it HERE…
Oh my GOODNESS!!!!! Loads and loads of AWESOME Halloween and Christmas dies were released, and don’t even get me started on the amount of “fall off your chair” inspiration, Fab-U-LOUS!!!!
So, if you didn’t see it, stop reading this and hop over and check it out!!!
For this tutorial I used the new Ghost Town and Frightful Things thinlet dies..
aren’t these ghosts the cutest!!?!
This Ghost town was perfect to use as a background with a small string of Tiny Lights and for those frightful ghosts to creep around in!
and by the way…
did you here the news?? Tiny Lights were just released on Thursday in the Tim Holtz idea-ology line for Christmas. Woohoo! They come in a pack of 2 and are the perfect size for holiday vignettes and projects. You can click HERE to watch all of the idea-ology Christmas release and inspiration.
The Frightful Things set can be made either cute or spooky, you get to decide.
So, let’s begin!
I started out by cutting out the two houses from the Ghost Town set with Distress Watercolor paper. They were then blended with Black Soot Distress Ink and spritzed and smooshed with water and ink until they had a more spooky look. I cut additional houses out of scrap paper to add doors and a roof to each house. Then, with a fine tip black marker, I added some more details to the houses.
I cut a couple trees out of watercolor paper and blended them with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I cut out three ghosts from black cardstock and adhered them to a piece of Cardstock Vellum that was cut to fit inside the vignette box.
I cut an additional piece of cardstock vellum to fit within the vignette box but this time cut it with an addition 1/4″ at both the top and bottom. I blended, spritzed and smooshed the vellum cover piece with some Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Dusty Concord, Black Soot), dried it with my heat tool, then scored two lines 1/4″ from the top and bottom of the vellum window to create some space for the twinkle lights.
The black ghost vellum piece was then slipped behind the window.
Here is a photo of the ghosts in the box with the twinkle lights. I checked to make sure the ghosts were in good areas to be seen peeking around the houses.
I cut a selection of papers for the inside and outside of the vignette box with paper from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Paper Stash from last year. All the pieces were then blended with a bit of Black Soot Distress Ink.
I cut 3 of the spiderwebs out of Watercolor paper and blended them with Black Soot Distress Ink.
Then I began adding all the parts and pieces to the vignette box..
I started by adding pieces of Halloween Design Tape around the edge of the box, then added a light coat of Distress Collage Matte Medium over top of it. This helps to keep the design tape in place.
Then I added the spider webs and the papers.
After the papers were all adhered onto the inside and outside of the vignette box, I blended a bit of Black Soot Distress Crayon around the edge.
I drilled a hole for the string of idea-ology twinkle lights with my handy dandy Dremel tool and inserted the lights through the back of the box! (have you heard the news? NEW Tim Holtz idea-ology twinkle lights are a new product available THIS WEEK!!!)
I don’t have a photo of this part, but I used a heavy packing tape in a few areas to hold the lights in place.
I covered the battery pack of the twinkle lights with a piece of the patterned paper and adhered the pack in place with poster putty. The battery pack had to be accessible in order to replace the batteries if needed. I found this to be the easiest way to hold it in place, yet it was removable too!
I inserted the vellum ghost window pieces, then pulled the scored edge down a little bit and added some collage medium, then I let it dry.
I cut two additional ghosts out of Alcohol Ink Heavy Stock Yupo Paper and blended them with a bit of Pitch Black Alcohol Ink. Then I added them and the houses, trees, floral moss and Mummy Cloth.
With that, the vignette box was complete!
I love this time of the year when all the Halloween and Christmas things are getting released and it gives you plenty of time to get a head start on your making…
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a GREAT day!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Frightful Things, Ghost Town
Tim Holtz/ Idea-ology- Halloween Design Tape, Vignette Box, Mummy Cloth, Tiny Lights
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger-Pitch Black Alcohol Ink, Distress Watercolor Paper, Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper Heavy Stock
Distress Ink- Walnut Stain, Dusty Concord, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Black Soot
Distress Crayons- Black Soot
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Detail Water brush
Other-Floral Moss, Dremel Tool