The haunting season is almost here. What better to kick off the season than a spooky yet sweet Halloween card.Read the rest of this entry
So many elements go into this mixed media piece–layered background paper, mica stained glass windows, National Geographic background paper, an old dictionary page and even a tiny little noose.Read the rest of this entry
Brooms, hats, potions, and spells–ever wonder where witches keep all the necessities for hair-raising fun on Halloween?
Well one witch stores her goods in this miniature steamer trunk.
Featuring a spooky spider latch and faux leather exterior, this trunk includes many tiny accessories.
Miniature witch books, charms, bottles of potions, herbs, witch stockings and more. Read the rest of this entry
Spooky things come in small packages. Take for example this Altoid tin that I altered into a Halloween mini album. Read the rest of this entry
There was a time when I needed place cards because I regularly hosted dinner parties.
That however was a long, long time ago. That was back when I religiously memorized every issue of Martha Stewart Living.
Then life changed. Martha donned her Orange is the New Black party clothes and my life became consumed by family health care needs.
Sadly, nowadays–my guest list is purely imaginary. But hey! At least my imaginary guests will have place cards to die for! Read the rest of this entry
The Hanging Tree song by James Newton Howard is a haunting tune that stays in your head long after you hear it. With the Halloween season upon us, I wanted to create my own homage to this song.
While I may sometimes feel murderous intentions–especially when one of my kids doesn’t replace the toilet paper on the roll–my desire to erect a hanging tree took on a more benign approach via this altered art tunnel book.
Once you enter through the spooky gates of this book, the song lyrics guide you though a series of hauntingly sad spaces. Read the rest of this entry
Abracadabra. Alakazam! Despite his magic prowess, I’m sure Houdini still had to cart his stuff around from show to show. As I was snooping around the Alpha Stamps shop last year, I saw their steamer trunk and began imagining what this trunk of Houdini’s would look like.
In my demented imagination, I decided that half of his sawed-off assistant should be present. Even The Son™, who is a horror flick aficionado, looked at me with concern. Heh.
Tutorial to make Houdini’s Magical Altered Art Trunk
With Halloween coming, all the witches and wizards need to make sure they are amply supplied with toes of frog and eyes of dragons (sorry Mr. Shakespeare). I got busy in my studio and brewed up this altered art concoction for the folks at ColourArte.
Great stuff you will need
- Radiant Rains: Sunburst, Spanish Moss, Ginger Peach, Ocean Wave, Teal Zicon
- Twinkling H20s: Kiwi, Lemondrop and Hopeful Honeysuckle from the Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Set
- Silks Acrylic Glazes: Spiced Pumpkin, Olive Vine, and Azurite
- White cardstock
- Off-white cardstock
- Black marker
- Ranger Inkssentials Crackle Accents Precision Tip, 2-Ounce
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
- Pebeo Gedeo Crystal Resin, 150ml
Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive, 4-Ounce
- Old photo cover
- Three-dimensional adhesive dots
- Utility blade