Thursday, October 10, 2013

Halloween Configuration Book Part 9

Hi friends! How's your week going? Are you taking Tim's Creative Chemistry 102 class? It has been an awesome class!! 
Today we are going to light up our project! 

I love the mini lanterns in the configurations. I think it adds a nice touch. 

Gather your supplies. Distress paint (black soot, vintage photo, antique bronze), gathered twigs distress ink, the mini lantern, skeleton stamp or skeleton, spider web, apothecary bottle cut from grunge board, rock candy distress crackle paint and some white rubs.

Paint the lantern with black soot distress paint.

Don't forget to paint the cord black to. Let dry.

Paint the apothecary bottle with vintage photo distress paint and a little antique bronze around the outer edges. Makes it look like a real bottle. Let dry.

Sand and ink the edges.

Apply a thickish layer of rock candy distress crackle paint. Let dry. 

Once the crackle dries apply the rub ons. 

Ink the cracks with gathered twigs distress ink on an ink blending tool. 

For our skeleton I'm going to use Stamp-2-cut. Stamp your image with jet black archival ink onto manilla card stock. 

Mark your register marks.

Cut with the eclips. Super easy. If you don't have Stamp-2-cut no worries you can cut a skeleton out by hand or maybe even a purchased skeleton would work. Whatever you have is great. 

Ink the edges. 

Now for the lantern. Cut the corner of the box in the upper left. 

Using your scissors as a drill, ream a small space/hole for the wire to go through in the corner. 

Carefully slip the wire into the corner leaving a little bit of wire. 

You can hardly see the slit once the wire is in. 

As you can see on the back it comes right out the corner. 

Now slit the upper left corner of the configurations book. 

The wire will go through the slit to the back of the book. 

Install the wire as shown. 

Tape the wire 3/4's of the way down the right side in the back. Cut the backing paper and glue it down with a glue stick. 

Decorate the back with some bottle labels as desired with gathered twigs on an ink blending tool.

Tissue tape all the way around the paper backing.

 You can see the wire will still come out about 3/4's of the way down. 

Paint the edges with black soot distress paint and rub it in with your finger before it dries. This will make it look like its part of the book. 

Add velcro dots to the book to hold the battery pack near the wire. 

Add velcro dots to both sides of the battery pack and the back of the bottle. 

Here's the back. You don't even see the battery pack. 

Size up were you want your lantern. 

Add foam tape to the back of the lantern. 

Place the lantern in it's new home. 

Now for the web. Snip the web so you can tuck it behind the mini lantern. 

Add a little glue down both edges. 

Place the web in the corner. Add a little glue to the tips of the web to help hold it. 

Use a big stack of foam tape to pop the skeleton into the box. 

Position the skeleton so it looks like he is carrying the lantern. 

Adhere the top two boxes to the book keeping the wire at the top. 


This is the original skeleton. He has a dark background. I like that the skeleton stands out a little more now. What do you think?

Thank for stopping in.