Monday 13 October 2014

The Book Of Halloween

Hi everyone how are you! anyone who follows my blog will know that I attended the Artistic Stamper Birthday BBQ @ this event I met the talented Mark Gould who was demonstrating
the new Deco Art Media Range and I had a chance to play. To cut a long story short I have
fallen in love!!! with this product so this post is all about the range and Tim Holtz texture
fades and stamps All products can be purchased through the Artistic stamper
if you can't find them on the website then e-mail Jenny,
 she will be able to get them for you.

1. Tim Holtz Halloween Night,  Poison texture fade & Compass texture fade.
3. The compass stamp of indigo blue Grand tour 111.
4. stampotique  bat wings
10. Treasure gold.

Firstly I used Tim Holtz texture fades and plain white card which I ran through my
Vagabond machine. I did quite a few sheets of card as I was 
covering the two books with them.

I mixed the prussian blue media fluid with white acrylic paint and then
painted the entire book with it.

Next I used white antiquing cream knocked it back with damp cloth then buffed up 
with a soft cloth I then covered it with black antiquing cream
 and heat dried with my gun.

Once I was satisfied with the look I brushed the entire surface with Americana 
Decou Paige matte medium to seal it. 

Firstly I used grey board and put Tim's Halloween Night fade through my machine
I coloured it with a mix of prussian blue and yellow to make a green
a bit of gold as well. Once dry I covered the entire piece with
 black antiquing cream dried then knocked back with a damp cloth. I then sanded it 
to make it stand out. I Sealed the entire panel with matte medium.

I stamped the wings onto card with black versa fine and then clear embossed them I
 coloured with watered down media fluid and sprayed with a mica 
spray to make them shimmer and glow.

I stamped the skull from Tim's plate onto craft coloured card then highlighted the teeth 
with white paint. I stamped the artistic stamper clock onto white card and covered
 in rangers crackle glaze, once it had crackled i run the edges with versa
 mark and then copper embossing powder.

I finished of the front panel with black fimo clay stamped and 
coloured with treasure gold.

 Here is a view of the back of the box as I was working 
on it 

The back finished I just love the way you can layer up 
the Media range the possibilities are endless.

The inside of the box I used the compass texture fade. I painted the
 base with the blue then used red oxide antiquing cream then a
 bit of white in area's.

The faux pages I used burnt umber watered down then treasure gold
I followed the same process for the second box. just changing
 the mix of colours.

This is the back view.

I used the fimo clay here to do the compasses. I rolled out the clay,
and stamped into it with the Compass of tim's classic plate and the
indigo blue compass. 

I used Spanish Topaz once they had been baked in the oven, to highlight.
I assembled the skull with a screw brad through a cog and a 
circle of coloured card.

The clock and wings were fixed to the top of the skull. I used a silk
rope that I glued around the edges of the main box to finish it off.
Please remember to seal with a media varnish the media range
 has a few to choose from.

The final layer of this project is a book which sits inside the 
second box.

As this post has gone on and on how to make this the book and how to make the pages 
inside can be seen over on my blog  @

I hope you have all enjoyed this blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it. 
Don't forget you can e-mail Jenny for any of the supplies that 
don't show up on the website. I would love to hear what 
you all think! so please feel free to leave a 
comment or two.
cheers Dee x 


Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Stunning texture, Dee!! Love your project!!

Claudia N. said...

Wow - great use of the DecoArt media products. Tim Holtz' stamps and embossing folders have never looked better!!!

Love it!

Claudia x

Astrid Maclean said...

Two super cool makes Dee, love the effects of the Antiqueing creams! Brilliant textures everywhere, stunning project!

Kerstin F. said...

Gorgeous, great effects and textures!! Love it! Kerstin

Sid said...

Wow what a fab project ans it looks really fantastic !!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wicked awesome! Thank you for taking all the time to share story and pics!

BEX said...

Amazeballs! Absolutely stunning!

BEX said...

Amazeballs! Absolutely stunning!

Cocofolies said...

Wow!!! Fabulous book, both outside and inside!!! Thanks for sharing. Coco x

Kirsten said...

That is WONDERFUL! I love every detail.

Elly said...

Extremely hot!!(:o)

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely outstanding, Dee! I'm sorry I'm only now catching up with it...
Alison xx

Sandy said...

Let me just repeat what Alison said --I totally agree with her. I love this and you have no idea how much I appreciate your instructions!!

mark gould said...

Beautiful dee, I love the wings and texture x sorry I missed this x