Sunday, August 31, 2014

Halloween Craft-A-Thon!

Ok, I will admit it....I absolutely LOVE Halloween, and this year I wanted to get a head start so I'd have some great display pieces for decor.  And thank you Unique Laser Designs....of course they had some perfect pieces to help me create!  In an inky, painting, creative frenzy.....I've created 3 projects to share with you today:

A printer's tray:

So many fun pieces in here!  I used:

W-1174 Skeleton (he was painted white and inked with black distress ink:

W-3032 Trick or Treat (painted orange and distressed with black ink):
 Here is a close up of those pieces:
W-1127 Scallop Fence (painted with black chalkboard paint and brushed pewter distress stain):

You can see the details here:

W-1010 Spider Web (painted with black chalkboard paint):

W-6019 Corner H (painted with black chalkboard paint and orange paint):

Here's another closer pic (and of the pumpkin face too):
W-1074 Signs (painted with black chalkboard paint and orange paint):

W-1195 Jack O Lanterns-B (I used the negative space pieces to create a face, painted with
black chalkboard and orange paint):

And these cute pumpkin guys are also part of this next project:

The pumpkins are painted with orange paint:


Then I go back with the foam brush and pounce on paint to give it a bubbly texture:

Then I stamp over that with a great mixed media ink like Memento Luxe ink.  It takes time to dry (I use a heat gun to speed it along) but it gives a great crisp image, even over the textured paint:

Here is the rest of the cube...pieces were painted and inked with black distress ink:

And making use of those negative space pieces again:

And some of the ULD gears (W-1052S) painted with black chalkboard paint, and brushed with pewter distress stain, that I quickly wiped off to give it a subtle metallic look:

And the final side....a lot like the first, but the pumpkin has a different face (used his smile with the eyes and nose from the other pumpkin for the negative space pumpkin face):

And just for fun, thought I'd share this tag I made with many of the same techniques and items:

Are you inspired to get an early start on that Halloween crafting?  So many ideas for these cute wooden pieces from Unique Laser Designs!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. These are GREAT, Laura. A fantastic way to kick off Fall season. ADORE the colors in that printers tray !! Love them all !! :)

  2. So beautiful and cute Laura. Awesome job!!!!!!