Frilly & Funkie Something Wicked

28th October, 2015

It’s Wednesday and that means there’s another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

This challenge is hosted by Shelly (Stamptramp), who has chosen the theme SOMETHING WICKED …Shelly Says,“With Halloween just a few days away, I decided to challenge you all to create Something Wicked. Whether your style is shabby or vintage, I want to see your spookiest work. It doesn’t necessarily have to be Halloween related – feel free to interpret the theme in a way that suits you!

iGirlZoe: Something WickedVintage Halloween is right up my street and this guy, from Tim Holtz found relatives cards, is as spooky as it gets.

iGirlZoe: Something Wicked
Initially I was going to mount him in card form under the ornate frame but he didn’t look right. I wanted him to look more ghostly, which is when I had a lightbulb moment and decided to use a transfer technique with multi medium matte onto clear packaging. Here’s how…

iGirlZoe: Something Wicked
Ingredients: clear packaging, multi medium matte and found relative cards.

iGirlZoe: Something Wicked
Fussy cut the image.

iGirlZoe: Something Wicked
As the cards are plastic coated you will need to carefully peel the back layer off , (otherwise the water won’t permeate the paper later).

iGirlZoe: Something Wicked
Cover the front of the image with a generous layer of multi medium, not thick globs, but a good covering. Place adhesive side down onto your clear plastic and leave to dry, (the longer the better).

iGirlZoe: Something Wicked
Once completely dry, spray the back of the image with water and leave for a few moments for the water to soak into the paper. Then start to gently rub the paper with your finger. You will get pulp and a milky residue. Keep spraying and rubbing until all the paper is gone. (I got so into this that I forgot to take an after photo).

iGirlZoe: Something Wicked
Die cut an ornate frame from grungeboard and cover with a layer of black distress paint and dry. Mount the clear plastic onto the top of the frame with a little glossy accents. Die cut a second frame as before. This time after the black soot distress paint has dried, sand and blend in some vintage photo distress ink. Lay the second die cut over the top of the first and adhere with glossy accents. The image now sits between the frames and above the burlap panel. This allows light underneath the image so you can see the red eyes. (For the eyes, I dabbed a pin head of alcohol ink onto the underside of the plastic before mounting).

iGirlZoe: Something Wicked
The bottles are die cut from grungeboard and covered with distress paint, sanded and blended with distress ink and then covered with glossy accents. The corks are cut from cork. The wicked aplpha part is covered with multi medium matte and foiled with Ranger foil transfer sheets. I added rubs from the curiosities remnant rubs sheet here and there.

Thanks for stopping by and take a look at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used for this project are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.



  1. SERIOUSLY LOVE the way you’ve spookified the demonic gentleman! He looks positively ghostly sitting in that antique frame. An outstanding piece of art, again! Jenny x

  2. Awesome project. His eyes are so wicked cool!

  3. Deb L says:

    You nailed the challenge Zoe! You have me intrigued with that transfer technique. How thick was the plastic packaging that you used? TFS!

  4. Cec says:

    Seriously spooky with great details. Love how you adhered that vintage fellow and how you gave him bloodshot eyes. I can picture someone walking through a haunted house and all of a sudden seeing him staring back at you in the mirror. I would be out the door in one leap.

  5. Love this, Zoe!! Brilliant idea to do the transfer and I love the eyes!

  6. Sue says:

    Love this one! The eyes are very haunting. Great job and thanks for sharing.

  7. Really cool piece, Zoe! The transfer technique is absolutely perfect for this theme and I, too, love those bloodshot eyes. The embossed “Wicked” is fantastic. Everything just works perfectly together. So great to have you sharing this piece with us over at Frilly and Funkie!


  8. paula says:

    Great piece Zoe – love the transfer technique and the glowing eyes! He’s the perfect “Relative” for a WICKED job!

  9. Anne R says:

    Oh Zoe, the eyes have it – (sorry, just had to say it), they alone are incredible. You did a wonderful job with the image transfer too, a technique I have never tried – but may just have to have a go now. Thanks so much, as always, for the inspiration. Anne xx

  10. barbarayaya says:

    Your projects are always amazing! I love this! barbarayaya

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