Tuesday, 28 October 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 28

Hello folks, and it’s day 28 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 days of Halloween Blog Hop.  All you have to do to take part is to hop through each of the Wicked Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project.  All Horrifying Hoppers will receive a Survival Button at the end of the month to proudly post on their blog.

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Not long left now.  You might have spotted this lurking in the corner of yesterday's post.



I've been resisting getting the Alterations Luminary die for ages.  You know when you see all the cool stuff that they show at CHA and you draw up your wish list?  Well, this was at the top of my wish list.  By the time it was on sale, though, I'd persuaded myself that I didn't NEED it..what would I use it for...and it's a big one so it's a lot of cash...I almost bought it a few times and talked myself out of it...and then I finally gave in when I found it on offer somewhere. 

You can just make out the stamping on this one (it is there, I promise).  It's my favourite De Stempelwinkel skull again, stamped onto tracing paper (yes, the thin stuff you used for, well, tracing) with clear embossing ink and embossed with clear detail embossing powder.  The luminary I covered with Viva Decor Rust paint.  I'm always looking for ways of making paper look like something else - I collect techniques, if truth be told! - and this stuff didn't look very promising in the pot.   I'm glad I overcame my prejudice, because it works really well, especially with a light touch of Pinflair glitter paste in rust and aqua colours (they came with the paint in a set I got from Create & Craft) here and there - I just rubbed it on with my fingers.

A battery taillight inside and it looks very impressive - well, I think so.




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14 comments:

TangledBlueRose said...

Gorgeous lantern! Love the stamping on tracing paper, so cool! Great finish too. Wonderful, so glad you shared and talked yourself into buying it:)
~kim

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! This so totally looks like metal and frosted glass! Brilliant stampng on tracing paper. Fabulous! Now I want that die! xxD

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Fantastic lantern!! The flickering light really adds to the spooky atmosphere. I love the subtle image that can be seen. You amaze me with your creativity and ability to turn the ordinary into extraordinary!!

NanB said...

This is soooo elegant and lovely!! The skulls are a wonderful touch! I would love to have one and do this technique on it...after Halloween sales are in the air so there is hope!!

DogsMom said...

I would not have thought that was paper or cardstock. The skull is so spooky - more so with the flickering light.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Great lantern. Spooky how you can bearly see the skull outline.

Rebecca pettit said...

I really didn't know that this wasn't metal and frosted glass. Paper hu... love this. Really easy for decorating large spaces.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

This is awesome! I, too, would never have guessed paper--great job!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Absolutely spooktacular luminary! I've been doing the exact same thing and so far STILL haven't bought it so I'm keeping my eyes peeled for some serious Christmas sales me thinks! So you're a Create & Craft watcher...my Mom and I are hooked on it and I watch it online now when I'm home in the USA...LOVE LOVE LOVE Dean, he's our favourite host hands down, who is yours? :0)

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous lantern!! Would love one for Halloween night!

Julia said...

Beautiful and spooky lantern.

Steph said...

Beautiful, what a cool project!

Christine Kiehl said...

Well, I'd have to say it was a long awaited purchase for you, but a good one in the end! This turned out great!

Buttons said...

It's just one of those must haves isn't it! LOVE seeing the video of this wonderful luminary all lit up. Jenny x