Sunday, 27 October 2013

Steampunk Halloween

I've been playing with some of my new TH layered stencils which arrived in the week.  This is the ruler one embossed though the big shot and sanded back.

I did the same with the clocks on but embossed it onto a kraft tag.

Close up of the embossing.

I put the stencil back over the tag and coloured parts with iced spruce distress paint, from the winter collection which I also got earlier in the week.  It's gorgeous and gives it a steely blue effect.  I then went in with distress ink to colour the tag, vintage photo, walnut stain, gathered twig, aged mahogany and faded jeans.  The paint resists the ink.


I stamped the TH skull onto white card, tinted the bones, eyes and teeth again with iced spruce distress marker from the new set of colours.  I used gathered twig to colour the outer edges after they had been given the paper distresser treatment. I ended up giving him little gears for eyes!!

Close up of the painted and inked embossed part of the tag.

And finally the finished tag.

Tag Along have a theme of Steampunk Halloween for their challenge this week.


Lin said...

wow Sam this came out great!! have to get me some of those stencils!!

Helen said...

Wow, that's great - love how you used the stencil in the big shot..

Mandy Chilvers said...

this is fab Sam. love that you show how you've made it. love the ribbon also, i always struggle with what to put onto steampunk tags

butterfly said...

Very cool! Love the Iced Spruce over the embossed clocks - looks amazing, and the cogs as skull eyes are great - fabulous tag!
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Oh, and P.S. - hope to make it along for a WOYWW in the next couple of weeks, so you'll get to see the room!

Marianne said...

Great tag. Lovely stamp for Halloween and great background!!
xxx Marianne

massofhair said...

Very nice Tag! Like the new stencils:-)

Deborah said...

Utterly cool. I'm a fan of iced spruce too.

Corrie Herriman said...

Love this ! great tag !
Corrie x

Jacqui Hall said...

Looks fine on my phone :) reads ok

craftimamma said...

What a smashing tag Sam! Love the new stencils and I'm beginning to think I'll have to give in and try the Distress Paints which I keep saying I really don't need, lol! The Iced Spruce looks great against the Kraft.

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic tag, love the layers under the skull & it looks great with the mini gears for its eyes.

chrissies said...

Terrific tag with a great background to set off the skull.

Love Chrissie x

hazel said...

A fabulous spooky tag.
xxx Hazel.

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