Friday, September 20, 2013

Halloween Configurations Part 3

Happy Friday! 
How is everyone doing on the projects? I hope you're playing along.

It's time for my favorite part of the configuration process, creating it! 

This section has so many different elements to it. So lets get to it. 
I like to work on the things that need dry time first so I can keep working while things dry. 

Here are a few things we'll be using for this section. Feel free to make substitutions if you would like.  

I have some new decorative strips! Here's a tip from the art department ladies at Sizzix: Add packing tape to the dies when you first get them and this will help the paper release easier. 

Die cut the Cobweb and the Bat border from black Kraft'core, the BOO from manilla card stock, the Mini Feather and Inkwell from grunge board and the Mini Spider form shrink plastic.

Punch out all the excess with a craft pick. 

Paint the Feather and the top of the Inkwell with Picket Fence Distress Paint. 

Paint the inkwell and the tip of the feather with Black Soot Distress Paint. Let dry or dry with a Heat tool.

Sand the edges with a Sanding Grip. Ink the edges with Gathered Twig Distress Ink on an Ink Blending tool.

 Using a Pumice Stone Distress Marker add a line down the center of the Feather with the fine tip. 

Paint the Inkwell with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and set aside to dry. 

 Add a little Glossy Accents to the tip of the Feather Pen. 

 Paint the "BOO" with Ripe Perssimon Distress Paint. 

 While the paint is still wet add a tiny bit of Black Soot Distress Paint with your finger. 

 I made the top of the letters a little darker. Let dry.

Apply Glossy Accents to the letters. 

 Heat the shrink plastic and watch the Spiders curl and shrink. I hold them down with a Craft Pic to prevent them from blowing across my work surface. 

Paint the back side of the Spiders with Distress Paint. 

 Add a dot of Glossy Accents.

Dip the spider in Fired Brick Distress Glitter. Let dry. Or you could also use Distress Stickles. 

 Cut out the Rubs you would like to use (october 31). Rub onto the Numeric Alpha "3".

Apply a layer of Glossy Accents to the 31 and set aside to dry. 

 Adhere a section of Spider web to the upper conner of the box. You can use Matte Medium  (it will dry clear) or a hot glue gun. When using a hot glue gun please be careful it's HOT! 

Tear a little piece of paper. Ink the edges with Gathered Twig and Black Soot Distress Ink on an Ink Blending tool. Add Rubs as desired. Roll the top and bottom between your fingers. to curl the up edges.

If the elements are dry adhere them as shown. Position the 31 almost all the way to the left and top of the box. Add half of a game piece to the back of the Ink Well (see photo below) and adhere to box. Add the Feather. Tip: I like to use Hinge Clips to help hold things in place as the glue dries. Pop dot the list. 

Game Pieces are a great way to get elevation to elements.

 Ink the Corks to the Domes with Black Soot Distress Ink. 

 To the inside of the large cork adhere one of the Bats from the decorative strip. 

Adhere a light gauge wire to the back of each letter. For the spider adhere a single strand of  black paper string. Let dry. Be patient if the wires are not all the way dry the wires will come off. 

 Adhere the spider to the top of the box. Be sure to set the corked dome in the box to get the length right. 

For the "B" only, poke the wire through the cotton or batting. Bend the wires to make a little base for the "O" to sit on. Trim the excess wire. Put the cork back on the dome. 

Hold the area that has been glued for extra support and carefully bend the wires on the "O"s to the center. Trim the wires about 1/4" from the top of the "O". Poke a hole it the center of the cork with a Craft Pick. 

 Add a little glue to the hole.

 Carefully push the wires into the hole and let dry. Be sure the "O" is straight. Replace cork onto dome. 

Place the little box back into the book. Close the front of the book. Adhere the domes (BOO) to the box. The domes need to fit within the cut out or the book cover will not close.

Bravo! Our first little box is complete. 

I will be back on Tuesday for part 4! 
Have a creative weekend!

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