Friday, September 30, 2011

Halloween Skulls

Next up from Christine Grabb is a Halloween skulls card.

Christine explains, “I clear embossed the Boo on crumpled patterned paper and dp'd some red ink over it.  I love the effect! 
The skulls are grungeboard that I covered with white acrylic paint.  After they dried (okay, okay - after they were dryish), I covered them in Versamark and did two layers of clear embossing powder - UTEE would be perfect here, I just can't remember where I put mine - and while the ep was still hot and sticky, dipped them in Ultra Fine Clear Beads.  I added an additional three layers of ep and beads, heating between each layer and ending with a final layer of ep.   Ta-dah!”

She continues, “After they cooled, I cracked them a bit - I tried to rub them with a dye ink pad but it wouldn't stick - duh!  Black Stazon would have been a better choice, but it's apparently run off with my UTEE  and they're living in sin.  :)    I think I'm going to try this little trick with some colored micro beads and maybe some other shapes - I want to see this technique on a heart or flower shape.   I would be tickled pink if anyone decided to try it and left a link for me!”

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How many more days til Halloween?

Hugs, Suzanne