Happy Tuesday! I am sharing another CHA project with you today instead of a tutorial. I hope you don’t mind, I really want to get all of these projects shared and have quite a few more to go. Today I have a Halloween decor piece that I had a lot of fun making. I am not much of a Halloween person and usually struggle with making Halloween themed projects. This one though was a lot of fun. I am planning on using it for decoration this fall on the table in my foyer.
Begin by using an ink blending tool to apply Black Soot and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks to a 4″ x 6″ burlap panel. Cut a piece of pattern paper (Tim Holtz Apothecary) and cotton batting to fit the front of the burlap panel. Crinkle, tear, and ink both pieces to give them some age. Sew the two pieces together and adhere to the front of the burlap panel.
Die cut a spider web from manila cardstock using the new Tim Holtz Cobwebs die. Mist the cobweb with Black Marble Dylusions Spray. After drying the spray, mist the cobweb with Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist. Dry the mist and adhere it to the front of the panel on the right side.
Die cut two flags from manila cardstock using the new Tim Hotlz Ribbon Flags die. Die cut the words “Pick” and “Your” from manila cardstock. Color the letters and flages with Rusty Hinge and Black Soot Distress inks using an ink blending tool. Adhere the letters to the flags. Stamp the word Poison (Tim Holtz Poisonous Stamp Set CMS171) using Fired Brick on manila cardstock. Cut the text block out and add some black soot to give it some age.
Punch small holes in the ends of the flags and feed them onto a piece of thick copper wire. Adhere the assembled piece to the front of the burlap panel using adhesive foam squares.
Die cut three bottles from clear Shrink Plastic (unshrunk) using the new Tim Holtz Apothecary die. Use an ink applicator tool with felt to apply black, grey, and green alcohol inks to one side of each die cut. Use a fine tip black Sharpie or Slick Writer Marker to draw an outline around the edge of each bottle.
Die cut labels for each bottle from manila cardstock. Add Apothecary Remnant Rubs to each label. Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to each label. If your ink applicator tool and felt is still moist with alcohol ink, you can tap that onto the labels to add traces of color from the bottle “contents”.
Adhere the bottles to the canvas using adhesive foam squares.
Die cut thin cork for bottle toppers. Adhere them to the backs of the bottles using clear adhesive.
Drizzle Glossy Accents (if you still have Crackle Accents use it!) and Distress Clear Crackle Paint on the bottles to look like leaky contents.
Adhere a skull and Crossbones Adornment to a piece of inked manila cardstock. Attach the piece to a Memo Pin. Pierce the pin into one of the cork toppers.
What do you think? Isn’t it spooky fun? I really had fun making this piece. I LOVE these bottles and can see using them for so many different projects regardless of the season. I know I say it a lot, but I think these bottles need to be on your “must have” die list. Don’t you agree?