Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Halloween Bits and Bobs

 Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year and Alpha Stamps knows a thing or two about doing Halloween up right!  This months kits, Halloween Clock Kit,  could go Halloween or Victorian.  So versatile, but of course I went Creepy.
 This is my, Time Stands Still for No Man, piece.  I used a bunch of chipboard bits from the kit along with the Creepy Critters Shape Set, Creepy Tree 5", and the Skeleton Shape Set.  The grandfather clock in the back has an image from the Death Cards Collage Sheet and a spider web charm
 The clock faces are from the Halloween clock faces Collage Sheet and coated with Diamond Glaze.  The bat flying ominously over the skeletons is coated in black glitter.  And pumpkins dot the ground behind the skeletons.
 I couldn't stop playing with skeletons, but switched to a bit of a brighter project using the Tim Holtz Day of the Dead stamps.
 What I love about this set is that each image comes in two sizes.  So for the larger candles I used the larger image and of course for the smaller candles, the smaller image.
I used a tissue paper technique on these.  Each was stamped and then carefully colored using colored pencils before melting them into the candle slightly.  

Well, I am off to create some more Halloween goodies.  I hope you have a wonderful spooky day and thanks for stopping by.  

2 comments:

Art @ Home said...

Wow, those candles are fantastic, Caroline!

N FL Lou said...

Love the candles! I've been making these for years with the plain wax from the canning section of the grocery store. I melt just a little bit and paint it on over the image using a throw away brush. This works with any kind of paper, even stickers. Technique also works on soap. I use Dove soap and sand down the logo, add the image and paint with just a little wax. When I'm giving them away, I make a box for the candle or soap with the image on it. Wish I'd seen this earlier, would have made great quicky gifts. We just moved and all I've done is unpack. These I could have worked in...