This is a fun project that I created for my Halloween class (it was last month). It is a BOO wall hanging. The letters are wood cut outs that came from a craft store. You could do the same thing with chipboard – if you use the dies from the Big Shot – it would be smaller though.
Each of the letters was covered with Craft Ink using a Sponge Dauber in the base color – Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Old Olive. Then I stamped with Craft Ink on each letter using the Wicked Cool stamp set. Surprisingly the ink did not dry like I thought. I started by making just one letter and when it wasn’t dry the next day I decided I needed to try something else. My solution – cover the whole letter with Clear Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool. Problem solved and now they had a glaze look to them.
Then I decorated each letter with some punched pieces and ribbon. The ‘B’ uses the Decorative Label Punch, the Bat Punch, the Wide Oval Punch, and the Black Lace Raven ribbon. The witch boots are stamped and cut out and then I added the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to them.
For the first ‘O’ had the Basic Black Wide Grosgrain Striped Ribbon – torn in half so that it frays. Then for the tag I used the Bat Punch, the Jewelry Tag punch and the Small Oval punch. All are tied together with Linen Thread and tied to the bow.
Also on the Black ‘O’ I stamped the candelabra’s from the Wicked Cool stamp set and then used the Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink on each of the candle flames. It looks good in person – it gives them a spooky glow.
For the last ‘O’ I used the Decorative Label Punch, the Modern Label punch, the 1″ Circle punch (or it may be the 3/4″ inch – I’m looking at the picture and don’t want to walk upstairs to look at the real thing). The hat is stamped and cut out.
There are actually two of the decorative label punches – one goes around the back of the letter and then the two are held together with the brads.
My goal was to attach everything to the letters so they couldn’t fall off. The tag on the ‘B’ is tied on with the lace ribbon, and the first ‘O’ is of course the ribbon tied around. So for this one I used the punched pieces with the brads.
At the very top I added a bunch of ribbon tied in a knot around the hanger. It turned out to be a fun Halloween decoration – I have mine hanging in my kitchen.
So how about Bingo – I’m looking for a new winner – is today going to be the day????
Let’s play for today ….
It’s BINGO TIME! We are playing Round 5 of Monika’s Blog Bingo. I’m currently taking names for Round 7. See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the previous winners.