Thursday, October 17, 2013

Evil Libations

Hello again ghouls and boys...
Today's 31 Days of Halloween Hop offering is a chilly bottle of evil libations to wet your whistle. 

 I started my project with a wine bottle that I just really loved the shape of. 
It is a very thick, sturdy glass and I felt that it will stand the test of 
time being brought out year after year for Halloween. 

Of course, I found amazing collage images at Altered Pages
I also used some eerily fun images from Smeared and Smudged
Such a great selection at both .coms. You really need to check them out!

You can see in the picture below that I started with text pages, graphic 45 papers and collage images. 
I built them up laying here and there. You can find a sampling of amazing collage images here. 

After decoupaging all papers I added the cork back to the bottle. 
I then wired up some fun little resin skulls and poked them right into the cork. 
After allowing ample dry time and all layers were complete I finished off 
my dastardly concoction with colorful fibers tied around the neck of the bottle. 
I then embellished with gears, crystals and a key. 
You know to lock up the liquor cabinet when we are all done partaking. 

Happy Halloween!!!
Stephanie S.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Buckaroo Sally

Ms. Buckaroo Skully

Featuring products from and 

Here is how Ms. Buckaroo Skully came to life.

Starting with a 5x7 canvas art board I created the background by stamping a checkerboard pattern using my Maya Road Earth Brown Chalk InkWhile still wet I blended the ink from the center out in all directions. Using my Big Brush PITT Pen in black I outlined the entire panel...for a little pop ya know?

I painted out my image and the cowgirl image using my Neutral Color Pack of Gelatos & gave it all a bit of detail & color. 
I then fussy cut all of my images, attached them together using my UHU glue stick where needed and set them aside.  I was lucky to find some scrap book paper from my, well, scraps, and it worked perfectly.  This is the bucking bronco image you see behind Ms. Skully. I added some color here as well, using my trusty Gelatos.  

To finish off the canvas panel.  I added a band at the top and bottom with Newspaper Journal Washi Tape and jute. I attached the jute with Crystal Lacquer. I added some cute Brown Resin Blossoms...a couple here...a few there. She is a cowGIRL after all.

I then adhered my collage and digital images adding Ms. Skully  last. I gave her a lasso made of twine. She never knows when she might need to hogtie something.  

For the finishing touch I added burlap to the back of the panel allowing a 1 inch border all around. And, this is Ms. Buckaroo Skully.

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Kathi Rerek

Gia Lau

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fa Boo lous!

Hi there Hoppers, Stephanie Siatta here with a fun little journal page for you. 
This simple yet fun page was done with 
Dylusions inks and stamps as well as other great gothic stamps 
You can find them by clicking  here. Dylusions  

I inked the background with the super versatile 
blue and green Dylusions inks and added black gothic stars 
in black right over the Dylusions. 
I then stamped multiple images from the Dependable Dotty
stamp collection cutting here and arranging there. 
I then gave them vibrant color with more inks as well as Gelatos.
I added a collage from of a simple little witches hat. 
To the witches hat I added a hint of sparkle 

I hope you enjoy!