Last month I participated in the Halloween ATC swap through Krazy Island Family (KIF). This is a facebook group started by Claudia Rossi for fans of her youtube videos. It is a great group and I have learned so much from people there. I have also made several art friends through it.
Anyway on to the ATC’s. The swap has been finished for a couple weeks so my partners should have received their atc’s by now and I wont be ruining the surprise for them.
I started off by laying down some background color. After I got an effect that I liked I went in with a stencil and black distress ink. I used it with less ink on the applicator to get the background “ghosted” trees.
Next I used walnut stain distress ink to darken and bring in the edges. I’m going for a late sunset appearance.
Next I used some pearl color modeling cream by Viva through a star stencil to create the night sky. I also used some embossing ink and powder with a CTMH stamp I have for the ghost. Additionally I decided I wanted the middle tree part to be more black so I used some black gesso over it.
From the same CTMH stamp set as the ghost, I choose the spooky word and stamped it on some white cardstock using stazon ink in black.
I filled in the words using an orange glitter gel pen.
I found these adorable mummy 3d stickers at Michaels, they were my inspiration for the ATC’s. I needed a “surface” for the little guy to stand on at the bottom of the ATC so I used some liquid pearls in avacado color to create some grass.
I didn’t want to just glue on or use dimensional foam to attach my little word so I chose one of the Tim Holtz tiny paperclips. You can also see where I have added just a tiny amount of green to the ghost eyes.
And there we have it all completed.
Here is all of them together. I included a couple of Halloween themed napkins in with my ATC as a little treat for the recipients. Napkins make great background layers on projects.
Lastly we have all of the ones I received along with mine. I love each person’s ideas and how they incorporated them in. From sewing to using a hot glue gun to make webs. And even an unusual wood backing (center one) that I have never seen before. They look great added to my collection.
I really enjoy doing these ATC swaps and cannot wait for the next one.