A Little Halloween Fun!

Carolyn here……

I usually do not have time to create just for fun, but when Tim Holtz Halloween Ideaology line came out I knew what I wanted to do.


I took a 6×8 burlap panel from Tim’s Ideaology line and covered the back of it and sides with different papers from the Halloween paper stash. This creates a shadow box.


I covered the vignette coffin box with a heavy layer of Grit-paste, when it dried I applied vintage photo and ground espresso distress paint to create a dirty sludge look. I stamped the skeleton on grunge board so it would be easy to bend him inside the coffin. The skeleton is from Tim Holtz CMS113. I glued the coffin on the outside of the box to give more depth.

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I added some poison bottles, skeleton head, pumpkin and a couple of bones on top of the coffin with a little grass.


I love the new black cabinet cards, I sanded it and inked it with carved pumpkin distress ink. Took one of the found relatives and added a spider and witches hat from the Gothic remnant rubs and placed her in the cabinet card. The spider web was cut from Tim Holtz Mix Media Halloween die. I used metal and alcohol inked it with my favorite mushroom and a little black.


I cut a small piece from the mirrored sheet to fit behind the frame and alcohol inked it with mushroom to give an old vintage look. Added a couple more remnant rubs to the mirror.

Happy Halloween