Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOOtastic Gift

Happy Hallow's Eve!!
Today I'm here to share with you a BOOtastic giftbag and mini album. This is a great gift for the host of a adult Halloween bash as well. 

First I will start you off with how I altered the Wood Skull for the giftbag.

These are the supplies I used to alter the skull.

 To begin the distressing process, I used a black piece of cardstock to give base to the back of the Wood Skull (eyes and nose). This is to give be a foundation to add the bling.

Cover the face of the skull with Distress paint, be sure not to cover the teeth.  Then while still wet, cover with Distress Embossing Powder and heat set.

Next, let's work on the eyes.  Now this part could have been completed in one of two ways.  You can add one diamond as the center of each eye then fill in the rest of the eye with white or your choice of color embossing powder or any other medium.

I chose to fill the eye socket with bling. Next I enhanced the teeth using Liquid Pearls in silver.

Now let's build the giftbag. 

The ziz zag you see on the giftbag is actually what would be considered the negative from a design cut.

I cut this piece into three sections and used the same embossing method to distress it.
And here is another look of the embellished giftbag.
Now, let's take a look at the mini album.

For the front of this mini I used a Chipboard Corset as the focus.
This is how the Corset looks unfinished.  I love this design, especially being it has usable holes for lacing up the front instead of having faux holes.
I altered the Corset by mixing the two main colors used throughout the mini album.  Starting with the center of the corset, being very careful to only ink up the section I want to emboss in the lightest color.  Next I moved over to the next section to emboss in black, and continued until the entire piece was completed.  Finally ending with threading the center of the corset.

Here's a glimpse of the inner pages of the mini album.  Each page has been mildly altered to prep for those fun Halloween photos.

I also used a Custom Decorative Wood Design on the second page of the album. I love how the mix of embossing powders gives this wood design the look of rustic metal. While the base embossing color is still hot from heat setting, lightly sprinkle darker embossing powder on sections.  As you heat set each layer, add more embossing powder where needed. Then using a my distressing toothbrush, I spritzed gesso over the piece to add more of a weather look.

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