Another new challenge is starting today at Frilly and Funkie and Shelly, our hostess this time is calling it Something Wicked and here is what she has to say about it:
"With Halloween just a few days away, we want to see your spooky vintage or shabby chic creations."
Linda, the owner of The Funkie Junkie Boutique sent us all some of the best Halloween-themed charms to use for this challenge and when I saw the little ones my brain actually kicked into gear for a change and I remembered I hadn't used one of my Tim Holtz stamp sets yet and it would be perfect to pair with the charms and make a drink set for someone who loves to make cocktails and also likes to throw Halloween parties. Since that isn't me (I am a red wine or scotch on the rocks gal) and I don't do Halloween parties, I am going to have to search for someone to give/sell it to. I did have lots of fun making it.
I made the wine glass charms first. I altered all the charms using alcohol ink, One Step Black Metal Paint from Deco Art, Black Soot Distress Ink and Treasure Gold Pewter wax paste. I added a jump ring to the top of each charm. Then I cut a 4 inch length of wire for each one formed a loop at one end and threaded half of the beads, then the charm and the rest of the beads on the wire. I finished by forming a circle and bending the open end over so it would fit inside the loop. For the life of me I could not find anything to form the circle around so I had to do it by hand and this time they are not lovely smooth circles. If you can find something to wrap them around that is the right size, I would recommend going that route. Of course, I doubt anyone is going to care that my circles aren't perfect after a few drinks.
Next I used some Black Embossing Paste through the Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil on the front cover. Then I used some ink sprays - Lindy's Stamp Gang Violaceous Violet Moon Shadow Mist, Ramblin Rose Pink Starburst and Blazing Sun Glitz Spritz - on all the covers, outside and inside. I also dabbed on some metallic acrylic paints - Deco Art Harvest Copper and Folk Art Peridot.
I dyed some cheesecloth in Black Soot DI and glued some on the front. I thought it needed to be a bit darker so I dry brushed it with some Black Gesso.
The next step was to print some vintage text paper from Creavapeur and stamp Tim Holtz's Chemist on it using Jet Black Archival ink. I coloured him with Bundled Sage, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw and Antique Linen Distress Inks using a water brush. The edge was torn to give a rough look and inked with Black Soot DI.
I stamped the bottles from the same stamp set onto some scrap card stock with Jet Black Archival ink and coloured them with Rusty Hinge, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive, Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone Distress Inks. I fussy cut the images and created two separate images so I could pop one up with pop dots. The mortar and pestle have some sand glued to it to give it a rougher stone look and all the rest of the images were coated in Glossy Accents. It is hard to see how shiny they are in the photos but maybe that is a good thing because I got a couple of bubbles despite my efforts to avoid them. But wait, vintage glass has bubbles in it so forget that I made some sort of mistake, I was actually creating vintage glass - that's my story and I am sticking to it.
Next I altered some spider charms using Sunset Orange and Rust and Alcohol Inks and then dry brushing some Black Gesso on them. I added them with some tiny seed beads that were also coated with Black Gesso. The book title was computer generated and inked with Black Soot DI.
The bookmark is a charm glued to a large paper clip. The charm was altered with the same alcohol inks but I didn't like it so I added some Pewter wax paste from Treasure Gold and a bit of Black Soot DI. I wish I had added some Black Gesso to it too but I had already put it away so pretend I wasn't lazy, close your eyes and envision a spookier bat.
Finally I rolled the spiral back into the book and my drink set was ready to go.
I am going to enter this project in the following challenges:
Try It On Tuesdays - It's Frightening/Halloween
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (twist - Halloween)
Where The HeArt Is - Anything Goes/Use Some Stencils
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (must be mixed media/altered, no cards or ATCs)
Country View Challenges - Add Some Texture
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Mixed Media Goes
That Craft Place - Halloween
The following items used in the creation of this project came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: