12 Weeks of Halloween 2017 Week 1
My first Halloween project for you is an Altered Altoid tin. I scoured Pinterest for just the right project and then changed it up to make it my own. Of course, Stampin' Up! products had to be included!
I knew I wanted to use the owl from the Spooky Cat stamp set coming out in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. You are going to love all the trendy products on every page. If you don't have your personal copy already and you don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to send you one. Just email me and I'll get one in the mail to you right away.
Here is a basic outline of how I made this project. Feel free to contact me if you'd like more details.
I started with a regular-sized Altoid tin. I removed the lid and used black acrylic paint over the entire surface. Once the black paint was dry I used some silver, antique brass and copper distress paint randomly on the sides and back. TIP: save the lid you removed and use it as a paint palette. I traced around a sheet of the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP), another new item in the Holiday Catalog.
I used Crystal Effects as my adhesive to stick this onto the inside of the tin. Why Crystal Effects? It is a clear, thick substance meant to add gloss and make your images “pop” off the page but it is also a great glue! Once you stick paper down with it, it will not move.
I stamped the owl onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Crumb Cake ink and used an Early Espresso marker to add definition to the eyes. Next, I sponged Early Espresso ink around the owl's edges and colored in the beak and feet with a Pumpkin Pie marker. Lastly, I went back to add my good ol' Crystal Effects on each eye.
The ‘happy Halloween” is a sentiment stamp from the Spooky Cat set. Notice the little black rhinestones? They will also be in the new Holiday catty!
The base of my project is a wood candlestick painted black and distressed with the silver, antique brass and copper inks. I added Spanish moss, leaves, a little fence and tiny pumpkins from my local craft store. Here are some more altered altoid tin Pinterest projects to get those creative juices flowing!
I hope you enjoyed 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017 Week 1; I'll have another project next week.
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