Friday, September 16, 2016

Haunted Halloween House

TJ Inkspirations
Techniques, Tips and Creative Ideas to Inspire your Muse
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Dear Pat, 
I have two separate ideas going on with today's email, both revolving around one stamp - the Halloween House background.

First, I show you have to make a quick fold-over flap which highlights the sentiment over the Haunted House. Second I show you the same stamp, colored with other mediums, showing the differences between them. Let's get Haunted!

These are the stamps we are using today: 

Halloween Hause

Happy Halloween


Be Scary

Flapped Halloween House

First and Foremost, the Halloween House image was stamped onto white card stock with StazOn ink.
Color the image with Distress Markers. Use a Glitter Pen the trace the spider web.  
 Cut two pieces of cardstock for the base; one 5-12" x 8-1/2" amd one piece at 1-1/4" x 8-1/2". Crease the base piece in half to 4-1/4". Stamp the end of the 1-1/4" piece with the Happy Halloween image.

Place the flap piece over the image where desired, with the long end hanging off the edge of the stamped image. Use a pencil to mark the area where the piece should be folded. Fold where marked, then adher the remaining portion to the inside of the base card. Trim if necessary, to fit inside the card.

To cover the flap area, cut a 4" x 5-1/2" piece and decorate it before adhering it over the inside flap area.  

More of the Halloween House

The piece above was colored with colored pencils. While the pencils allow to color in quite a bit of the detail, I think it is difficult to get color intensity with colored pencils on such a dark image, but overall, I still think it's pretty cute!
  Finally, the piece above uses Copic Markers . This stamp has so many tiny areas to color that I found it hard to use them on this piece.

Overall, my favorite medium is definitely the Distress Markers - and, it was also the fastest! Which is your favorite?

I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!


Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

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