Saturday, October 5, 2013

Halloween Configuration Book Part 8

Happy Saturday! Thanks so much for the wishes to get well! 

When it comes to Halloween who doesn't think of a graveyard and spooky spirits

Let's gather our supplies. You'll need black soot, picket fence and brushed pewter distress paint, gathered twigs distress ink, bending tool, sanding grip, and some moss. The die cuts you need will be the graveyard on the edge die cut from grunge board and the circle from the center of the mirror from the last post. 

Cut apart the graveyard strip. 

Paint with brushed pewter distress paint. Let dry.

Sand and ink pieces with gathered twigs distress ink on an ink blending tool. Using your finger to rub black soot distress paint on the tombstones to make them look old and dirty.

Here's what they look like with the paint rubbed on them.

I decided to add some rub ons to the tombstones. Just cut out the section you want then rub them on! 

Paint the moon with picket fence distress paint. Let dry.

Use a double layer of foam tape to pop the moon. Adhere the bat to the moon. For the tombstones I added more foam tape at the tops so they would tip out. Next I added most of the moss with a glue gun. 

Add the rest of the crosses and tombstone. Don't forget the crossbones on the center tombstones. Add moss to cover the bottoms of the tombstones or crosses as necessary.

Well there you have it! Hope you're having fun!!

I'll be back soon! Have a great weekend.


  1. Love this box! Thanks Richele.

  2. Richele, this is a fabulous project! Love it!

  3. Very Ghoul Richele!! I love your little deets! TFS

  4. Looking forward to seeing this project progress! I haven't started mine yet, but I am getting so many graet ideas in seeing the stages of your creation!

  5. I love this! It seems so simple to assemble, yet so complicated as a whole project. Thanks for breaking it down in to small, manageable pieces.

  6. I love how you used the Halloween script stamp for the cool!

  7. I had a lot of fun painting the gravestones and finding sayings to put on them. In addition to the script, I also used wicked on one and Witch Hazel on another. I don't have the graveyard die, so I just used the top part of the small apothecary bottles. They look like crosses on a gravestone. For the smaller gravestones, I just cut random shapes from grunge paper. I used a nickel for the moon, just the right size and already silver.