|Skeleton Dance Triptych|
We are now entering the second week of play for the Anything But a Card Challenge 2: Texture. Be sure to pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at all the gorgeous projects the Design Team has created for your inspiration!
For my project, I wanted to play along with the Macabre Monday Challenge at Haunted Design House- which was to use something melted.
I should have taken pictures, but anyway.
I used scor-tape to tape together a couple of pieces of cardboard to make the background, and I painted it all with black acrylic paint on the front and back. Then I used some Halloween paper from Recollections. I stamped a Halloween fence from Martha Stewart. I love that stamp! And I burned the edges of the paper too. I had ashes flying everywhere in the bathroom over the sink. Tip: don't blow hard onto the flame to extinguish it. Use water instead. Ask me how I know.
The melted part was made by melting black, red, orange crayons onto the paper with a hairdryer. I am sure there are better ways to do that, but it was fun! (okay, cleaning up the splatter was not so fun, and I have a nice blood-like splatter on one of my white t-shirts, but anyway.) Then I added some punched card stock for the top, and punched some bats and mice out of another piece of paper that I had melted wax onto.....it was a trial run.
The poem is The Skeleton Dance, and I used a couple of stanzas. I edited on my computer to use a spooky font, then printed it. I then tore it apart and distressed it and added Black Soot Distress ink. Oh, and I also jammed my printer on the first try. I tried to use a heavier card stock and it rebelled.
The hanging skeleton and skull/crossbones are from one of my many Halloween shopping sprees at Dollarama. The small set was on a necklace, and the larger one was part of a garland. I love taking things apart and finding a new way to use them!
I then spritzed the whole thing with Graphite Glimmer Mist.
So, now it is on my craft table where I can see it! I think it may go with me to work closer to Halloween.
I hope you can join us at Anything But a Card!