Monday, 6 October 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 6

Hello folks, and it’s day 6 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.

If you’re following the blog hop in order, you’ve arrived here from Teresa’s blog.    If you’ve arrived from elsewhere and you’d like to work your way through all the participating blogs, the blog roll is in the sidebar – just start at the beginning or wherever suits you best


I do love microscope slide mailers.  I lined this one with some paper from my stash and made a closure with a magnet and a brad.  I covered the outside with some velvet paper and ran a peel-off border around the edge.




The skeleton is from a set by De Stampelwinkel.  I stamped it onto tissue paper and painted white acrylic onto the reverse.  While it was drying, I made a Caught in Crystal background ( I used a piece of acetate packaging, alcohol inks in shades of brown and my favourite medium - clear floor polish, now known as Pledge multi-surface wax) . when everything was dry I cut out the stamped skeleton, stuck it to the background with more floor polish (seriously, that stuff is great!)  sandwiched it between two pieces of memory glass and fitted it all into the little frame.  Simples.


I glued a skull charm to the front of the slide mailer while I was at it.










Hope you are enjoying the hop.  Don't forget that Scavenger Items will be hidden randomly on the Wicked Blogs, and are not guaranteed to be available every day. You will have to visit blogs to find them. If you find one, you will email and let us know exactly where it was and your name will go into that scavenger item's drawing. Each person who finds the "hidden" picture will get one entry. The drawing for each scavenger prize will be the day after it was posted and winners will be chosen by random number based on who emailed. you for visiting.  Now, if you’re working your way through the roll, it’s on to Renee.  Bye now!

17 comments:

maureenjscott said...

Oooh! This is different, I've no idea what a slide mailer is... protection for posting the slide?! A fabulous finished project tho, love it! The image looks great on there! Mo x

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Amazing, and such tiny details. I've never seen or heard of a slide mailer - but I like what you did with it!

NanB said...

I need to find out what a slider mailer is! This is such a unique idea with such awesome details. The skeleton is lovely enough to be a jewelry piece! Thank you for this project!

Erin Bentley said...

Hi Keren, Loving this project, the skeleton is fantastic.

Hugs Erin xx

applejack cards by sue said...

An amazing project,looks wonderful to have so much detail in something so small. I think all your visitors are now on a hunt for slide mailers!

Sarah Bales Strom said...

I don't know what a slide mailer is, but this project is beautiful! Love the way you stamped the skeleton on tissue paper and then painted the back with white.

DogsMom said...

I have slides but did not know there was such a call for slide mailers.

You had me slowing down to read every detail of how you put this together.

Thank you

Steph said...

How wickedly awesome! I've seen slide before but not the mailers, I think I need some of those. lol Fantastic project!

DonnaMundinger said...

there's gonna be a rush on slide mailers after this fabulous post. OMG! Love, love, love!!!! amazing way to do the actual slide, as well. Gotta try this. soo creative! xxD

Rebecca pettit said...

I have never seen one of these. More inspiration. Thabks for the deets

TangledBlueRose said...

This is so cool, I love everything about it. The slide mailer is like a little book? Have to search it up. LOVE the process, thanks so much for inspiring!~kim

craftings said...

Such a great project!

Christine Kiehl said...

This is really cool idea! You are so talented!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous project. Very creative.

Susan Renshaw said...

How imaginative! Fabulous project!

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

Fabulously spooky! Adore the slide pendant and that single skull on the cover is just so creepy!

Julia said...

Wow, this is so spooky and I love it.