I can’t quite believe I am writing this…
A month ago I was asked to make some samples with the new seasonal products by Tim Holtz! As a bit of a “fangirl” you can imagine my reaction when my box of goodies arrived from the North Pole! So with dizzy excitement let me share my first sample with you.
Using the really cool new Sizzix Vampire thinlits die by Tim Holtz, allow me to introduce you to Count Frightful, don’t come too close though… he bites!
Cut a piece of core-dinations kraft core and paper from the new regions beyond paper stash. Distress and ink the edges.
Layer the papers and stitch.
Run a generous line of glossy accents along the back of the layered papers and place onto an idea-ology 6″x 8″ burlap panel and set aside to dry.
Cut a frame from grungeboard with the Sizzix postage stamp frame and rectangles movers and shapers dies.
Cover with black soot distress paint and allow to dry. Using the sanding block, gently sand portions of the frame and swipe vintage photo distress ink over the top with a blending tool.
Dab a little mushroom and espresso alcohol ink onto border strips from the new gothic industrious stickers with a cotton bud. Trim to fit inside the grungeboard frame.
Once dry attach with a line of glossy accents.
Die cut “frightful” from coredinations kraft core with the new Sizzix Halloween Words: Block thinlits dies.
Cover a manila tag with foil tape and coat with red pepper alcohol ink directly from the bottle.
Once dry, cut to size and mount underneath the “frightful” die cut.
Lay out the Tim Holtz Sizzix Vampire thinlits die.
Die cut from mixed media cardstock and core-dinations kraft core.
Fold the head down the center and gently crease the cheeks following the score lines. Cover the top of the head in brushed pewter distress paint to give a streak of silver to the hair, (this isn’t necessary). Cover the lips and blood drip die cuts with festive berries distress marker and assemble the head. There are lightly scored lines which show you where everything goes, so clever!
Assemble the body as per the step-by-step, (there are score lines to show you), but do not attach the head yet.
Lay the grungeboard frame and vampire die on top of the burlap canvas but do not adhere. Once happy with the position, use a pokey tool to mark the position of both eyes, pushing through the back board, (no vampires were hurt in the making of this canvas)!
Using the poked holes as a guide, cut the backing die with a craft knife being careful to only cut behind the eye area.
Again, using the poked holes as guides, drill 2 holes into the canvas and use a lighter or match to burn away any frayed strands of burlap.
Cover a piece of shrink plastic with red pepper alcohol ink and adhere over the holes with glossy accents.
Hot glue a battery operated lightbulb to the inside top of the canvas allowing the canvas to still lay flush against a wall. You could use battery operated LED’s or fairy lights too.
The darker it gets, the more frightful he becomes!
To make a vial of blood to hang from the canvas, gather together the frightful ephemera pack, curiosities remnant rubs, a tiny glass vial bottle and some idea-ology findings.
Cover the cork from the tiny vial with glue n’ seal to make it water resistant. Unscrew the spray nozzle from the fired brick distress spray and drip into the tiny vial until about half full. Put the cork into the vial and seal around the join with a layer of hot glue. Push a screw eye into the cork and hang from idea-ology chain. Cut up remnant rubs from the curiosities pack and make a label.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and thank you so much to Mario, Paula and Tim for inviting me to the best party ever! You can see all the new Halloween dies on Tim’s blog and be sure to check out Tim’s social media and blog all month long for a chance to win some of the incredible new products. Have a great weekend.