Ghoultide Greetings Mixed Media Wall Hanging
Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! With Halloween right around the corner I thought that it would be fun to share with you how to create a mixed media wall hanging piece as a perfect home décor addition to any spot in your home. Using stamps, charms and embossing powders from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and pairing them with Ranger Ink products, I was able to create a fun piece. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I have a tutorial for you, so that you can recreate it in the comforts of your own home.
To start, you’ll need a 5 ½” x 5 ½” wood piece. I managed to pick one up that was already meant to be used as a wall hanging. Once you have your piece in front of you, you’ll need to apply 2 coats of Dina Wakley’s Black Gesso from Ranger Ink over the entire top and sides of the wood surface.
With the wood piece now dry, take the bat background stencil from Tim Holtz and place it on the left hand side of your wood piece. Apply Distress Embossing Ink from Ranger Ink through the stencil, once your happy with the amount of bats showing, lift the stencil off and place it on the right hand side of your wood piece. Apply Distress Embossing Ink through the stencil, once your happy with amount of bats showing, you’ll want to lift the stencil off. With the bats stenciled onto the wood piece, you’ll want to sprinkle Onyx Frost embossing powder from Emerald Creek overtop of them. Tap off the excess and then emboss with a heat tool.
Now that the background on the wood piece is finished, it’s time to finish the edges of the piece. To start, you’ll want to mix Mardis Gras and Tangerine Orange Sparkle embossing powder from Emerald Creek together in either a cup or bowl. With the embossing powders mixed together, take the distress embossing ink and run it along all four edges of the wood piece. Once your happy with the coverage of ink on the edges, sprinkle the mixed embossing powder on all four edges. Tap off excess and emboss with a heat tool.
The last thing to complete the background on the wood piece before adhering the embellishments and stamped images, is taking Black Soot Distress Ink on a blending tool and inking the edges of the embossing powder around the edges of the wood piece.
For some extra dimension on the right hand side of your wall hanging, you’ll want to cut apart a Leafy Tree from Southern Ridge Trading Company. With the tree now cut apart, cover the tree in a layer of Distress Embossing Ink from Ranger Ink. Now that the tree is covered with ink, sprinkle a layer of Onyx Frost embossing powder from Emerald Creek overtop of it. Tap off the excess embossing powder and emboss with a heat tool. To finish the edges on the tree, take Black Soot Distress ink on a blending tool and ink around the edges of the tree.
The next two steps are the messy steps. You’ll want to pull out three Pumpkin Charms from Emerald Creek and Valencia Alcohol Ink from Ranger Ink. Place your three pumpkins on a piece of paper towel and apply the Valencia alcohol ink to all three pumpkins. I found I used my felt applicator tool as well as going into certain sections with the bottle. Set your pumpkins aside to dry.
The next messy part is dying the cheesecloth. Place your desired amount of cheesecloth into a Ziploc bag. Using Dylusion’s Black Marble spray from Ranger Ink, spray the spray into the bag until the entire piece of cheesecloth is covered in black spray. Once the cheesecloth has been covered, remove it from the bag and place onto a piece of paper towel. Set the cheesecloth beside the pumpkins to give them enough time to dry before assembly.
Using a piece of 100lb White Cardstock from Emerald Creek, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink from Ranger Ink with a blending tool onto the piece of white cardstock. When I was blending the Carved Pumpkin Ink onto the cardstock, I covered only the top ¼” of the cardstock. With the blending of the Carved Pumpkin Ink done, apply Jet Black Archival Ink from Ranger Ink to the Head Light Pumpkin stamp from Emerald Creek and stamp over top of the Carved Pumpkin Ink. Next, you’ll want to apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Jackie Lantern stamp from Emerald Creek and stamp beside the head light pumpkin. Reapply the Jet Black Archival ink to the Jackie Lantern stamp and stamp beside the last Jackie Lantern image. The last image you’ll want to apply Jet Black Archival Ink to is the Ghoultide Greetings stamp from Emerald Creek and stamp beside the last Jackie Lantern image you’ve stamped. Once all the images have been stamped, let the archival ink dry for a minute. Once the ink has dried, fussy cut out all four images. To finish the edges of the pumpkins and the Ghoultide Greetings sentiment, use a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink and ink around the edges. Once the head light pumpkin has had it’s edges inked, add a layer of Glossy Accents from Ranger Ink to it. Set aside the head light pumpkin to dry.
On the next ¼” section of the 100ld white cardstock from Emerald Creek you’ll stamp two sets of Bats. You’ll apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Batting Practice Stamp from Emerald Creek and stamp on the next section of white cardstock. Reapply the Jet Black Archival Ink to the Batting Practice stamp and stamp beside the first batting practice image. Once all the images have been stamped, let the archival ink dry for a minute. Once the ink has dried, fussy cut out both sets of bats. You’ll notice that the small bat isn’t attached to the other two bats, you’ll only need to fussy cut one of the small bats out. To finish the edges of the bats, use a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink and ink around the edges.
Now comes the fun part of adhering all the pieces to your wood piece. To start, you’ll want to make sure that your cheesecloth is dry, if it isn’t take your heat tool and dry it. Once your cheesecloth is dry, adhere it in the bottom right hand corner of your wood piece. You’ll notice that on mine, I have the cheesecloth stretching to the top right hand corner as well as the bottom left hand corner.
With the cheesecloth down, adhere the tree on the right hand side of the wall hanging overtop of the cheesecloth. My tree sat 1/4” from the bottom of the wall hanging.
Next, randomly place your charms around the bottom of the wood piece, I found that I placed my pumpkins back on and then placed my Skulls, Pumpkins and Bat charms from Emerald Creek. Once I was happy with the placement of the charms, I removed my pumpkins and started adhering the charms down.
Before adhering the pumpkins at the bottom of the wood piece, I added small green leaves to the top of each pumpkin. Once your leaves are adhered to the pumpkins, adhere your pumpkins at the bottom of your wood piece as desired.
With the pumpkins adhered to the bottom, next is adding your bats. I rolled over the wings on the bats a bit to give extra dimension. Once your happy with the placement of your bats, adhere them using Foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
The last image you’ll need to add to your wood piece is the Ghoultide Greetings sentiment. Place your sentiment were desired and adhere the top left and bottom corners with foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesive and in the top right hand corner use a Dodz from Scrapbook Adhesive.
Now that all of your elements have been adhered to your wood piece, you’ll want to cut a piece of orange ribbon. Choose the desired length of your ribbon and adhere the orange ribbon to the top back of the wood piece so that you create your wall hanging.
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Onyx Frost Embossing Powder, Mardis Gras Embossing Powder, Tangerine Orange Sparkle Embossing Powder, Batting Practice stamp, Head Light Pumpkin stamp, Jackie Lantern stamp, Ghoultide Greetings stamp, Pumpkin Charms, Bat Charms, Skull Charms, 100lb White cardstock
Southern Ridge Trading Co.: Leafy Tree
Tim Holtz for Ranger: Distress Embossing Ink, Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink, Black Soot Distress Ink, Valencia Alcohol Ink
Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Batground stencil
Dyan Reavley for Ranger: Dylusions Spray – Black Marble
Dina Wakley for Ranger: Black Gesso
Ranger: Jet Black Archival ink & Glossy Accents
Misc: Leaves & Cheesecloth
Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that you’re inspired to create your own Halloween mixed media wall hanging!
You can find more of my work on my blog at: http://www.katelyngrosart.blogspot.ca
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