All the fun I used to have as a child at Halloween has now morphed into a delightful experience when doing a Halloween layout. The adorable AUTHENTIQUE "Glowing" patterned paper collection was a treat to work with! The title, "Two Ghouls" uses MAYA ROAD'S "Jonathan Mini Alphabet" chipboard, RANGER/TIM HOLTZ Distressed Crackle Paint (Spiced Marmalade) and STAYZON INK (Jet Black). If you haven't tried the Cut-N-Dry Stamp Pad Foam, also by Ranger/Tim Holtz, I highly recommend that you invest in a sheet. It is well worth the money, makes inking easier, more controllable, and seems to last forever! Check out the Tim Holtz Alterations "Townscape" that made a creepy looking neighborhood for this layout!
Embelishments used include, MAYA ROAD's Organza Mum Trim (Pumpkin) and Ruffle Blossoms (gold and turquoise), PRIMA Cabachon Sculpture Resin Flowers by Donna Downey. Also, notice the Grunge Board Elements flourish "Harlequin" by Tim Holtz and Authentique's Dictation and October Afternoon's Mini Market Stickers (Black & Cream). The little bottle caps are by Spare Parts and the black buttons are by Jenni Bowlin. After placing the picture inside a bottlecap I poured Crackle Accents by Ranger over the tiny picture, and let it dry for a few hours.
The potter kneads, throws and molds the clay to make it into something it wasn't before he laid his hands on it. That is the way I think of paper. I like to work it in ways that make the piece interesting and give it texture. I am always thinking of ways to "mold" the paper into something that it wasn't before I touched it. In this layout I tore, fussy cut, rolled, inked, painted hand stitched and machine stitched the paper.