Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween Configuration Part 7

Hi bloggers! How was everyones week? Creative I hope! 
I have to admit I was on the couch all week with bronchitis. 
I'm on the mend now.

I have a few prizes to give away from my last post! 

This is fabulous! I love how you altered those trees.
Glad you're back with the tutorial! Mike and I are having a lot of fun.
Please email your information and I'll get your prizes out!

 Mirror, mirror on the wall.....

Gather some supplies, black soot distress paint, fired brick distress stickles, gathered twigs distress ink, blending tool, sanding grip. You will also need to die cut the mini mirror from grunge board and mirrored. Don't forget the spider die cut from shrink plastic. 

Paint the mirror with black soot distress paint. Let dry. Save the inside grunge piece for our moon on the next post.

Cut off the handle.

Sand the edges with the sanding grip then ink with gathered twigs distress ink on an ink blending tool.

Peel protective sheet off the front of the mirror. Rub the girls image onto the mirror. TIP: whenn using rub ons on the mirror try not to rub outside the area of the image as the mirror will become frosty looking. 

Put the mirror and frame together. I added a few pieces of tissue tape to hold it. Adhere a game piece to the back and glue to the inside of the little box.

Shrink the spider with a heat tool.

Paint the back with black soot distress paint. Let dry.

Add a little fired brick distress stickles to the spider. Let dry.

I'll be back tomorrow with another post!

Hope you all have a great great weekend!
See you tomorrow!


  1. So sorry to hear you have been poorly, hope you are well on the mend now. I love how that rub-on looks on the mirror front, looking forward to do this element. Congrats to the lucky winners too! Anne x

  2. How eerily awesome Richele!!
    So sorry to hear you weren't well! Glad you are on the mend! :D

  3. Glad you're feeling better. I didn't realize we could win something. Exciting! The shrinking plastic is so much fun. Thanks again.

  4. Wish I had time to follow along...but I'll be using your tutorials for one in the near future. Love how thoroughly you explain what you're doing. Thank you! And glad to hear you're feeling much better!

  5. This is wonderful! I have enjoyed your Halloween designs using Tim Holtz products for a couple of years now. I hope to put something like this together one day.

  6. This box turned out really cool for me. I don't have the mirror die, but I do have Sizzix Alternations Framed Silhouettes Die and Stamp set. A year or so ago, I bought some really cool skeleton cameos from Cathie Filian, so I absolutely had to use one in this project. The cameo and the frame die are oval and bigger than the little box, so I had to do some some trimming and jerry rigging to get the frame to fit the cameo and then t sit on top of the box. The cameo was pink and I painted it with Adirondack Paint Dauber in Silver. To give the lady skeleton face some contrast against the silver, I rubbed some Adirondack alcohol ink in Cranberry carefully over the raised cameo lines. Because I had to cut the frame and fit it back together, the overlap shows, and I didn't like that. Two spooky spiders came to my aid and cover the overlap while having an additional framing effect. I'm going to have to revive my stale old blog that I haven't posted to in well over a year so that I can post some pictures here. Thanks, Richele, for packing so many ideas into such a compact medium.