Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Make The Cut and Make It Spooky Canvas

The challenge this week for the Simon Monday Challenge is Make The Cut. I love Halloween and have been planning (mostly thoughts running through my head) with projects for this fun day. Why not use some die cuts for my project and Make It Spooky?

I used a 5 x 7 canvas sealed with Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium matte to start my spooky house. Three papers were torn, inked with Black Soot and Mowed Lawn, and glued to the canvas. The green was used to look like green slime oozing out of the crack of the house. The burlap was cut, inked with more Mowed Lawn and glue on with the Matte. You can see where I glued some burlap on the right side, then pulled it off to get a little more texture. The door is framed in corrugated cardboard.

The window is the first die cut which was a little too big so I trimmed off the bottom to fit my canvas and painted it black and framed it with more of the corregated cardboard sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray - Cut Grass.

You can see the finished window and now a witch is looking out from the window. I'll color her face green in a bit. 

The witch is a purple paper from Graphic 45 - The Magic of Oz.

The Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations Weathered Clock die was also cut using The Magic of Oz paper then the edges were inked with Black Soot.  I sprayed the clock with Dylusions Ink Spray - white linen. The hands of the clock were sprayed with Lemon Zest, inked with Black Soot, then positioned to allow the witch to keep peering out the window. I'll add something to secure the clock hands shortly. The Iron Gate die was cut using black paper but too dark to show up on the house. I sprayed it with Dylusions White Linen then again with Melted Chocolate for a rusty look.

The tree, also a die cut from Tim Holtz, was sprayed with the Melted Chocolate then Viva Crystal Gel - Hologram was applied after the tree was dried with a heat tool. I would have preferred to use a black tree but knew it wouldn't show up. 

A small black stick-on was added to the clock hands.   

The cat die cut is  from the Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Cat & Raven Set.

The spooky sign was stamped, inked, scrunched just a little,  and the edges rolled before it was glued to the house. You can really see the purple paper of the clock and the White Linen spray in this image. 

A dimensional tattered roof and upstairs window were added to complete the spooky house.


Simon Monday Challenge: Make The Cut


  1. Hey Judy! This is very cool! Love your design and the use of all of those different papers and textures to create such a neat spooky old house! Love the die cuts! The iron gate, the branch tree, the weathered clock, etc...all work great together to create this scene. Love your choice of Dylusions Ink Spray colors, too! Great job! Thanks for sharing your project and showing the how to's with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  2. This piece is fantastic! I love the blended colors and dreamy mysterious Halloween vibe you created. I dig Halloween, too, and this piece got me all giddy for the big day! I really appreciate the beauty of this piece. Thanks so much for sharing your serious crafting skills with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!