Monday, September 18, 2017

Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial

Hi friends! A new week has started again and I hope you had a good weekend. We had nice autumn weather and went for two long walks. Leo and I looked at mushrooms, leaves and birds in a forest.



STAMPtember continues at Simon Says Stamp, with tons of inspiration and lots of new products, such as the big collection for STAMPtember®, with stamps, dies, stencils, envelopes, cardstock and sequins. 



At the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Shimmer and Shine theme this week. It is always fun to add shimmer to a project and there are many different ways in which it can be done. 

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

I made a very shimmery Halloween tag, using some fun techniques for the background. The new Tim Holtz Pumpkinheads stamp set is so fun. I just love their different expressions. A bunch of kids were tucked in among the pumpkins and I also enjoyed picking sentiments from the Halloween Clippings set.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

I die cut a tag from Tim's Halloween patterned paper and brushed a bit of gesso over it. Then I used the Slate stencil and Opaque Crackle Paste. The paste crackles as it dries, and might make the tag curl up a bit. If it does (mine did), die cut a second tag from heavier cardstock and glue the patterned one to it with Matte Medium. Place under a book until it is dry. Alternatively, you can glue the patterned tag to heavier cardstock before applying the Crackle Paste.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

The tag was colored with Rusty Hinge and Ground Espresso Distress Crayons. Wipe off excess crayon with a slightly moist cloth.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

Then I misted the whole tag with Antique Bronze Mica Spray, which gives instant fabulous shine.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

For even more shimmer, I used one of the Halloween Deco Sheets and adhered it to cardstock to make it sturdier. Die cut three flourishes using the Scrolls die.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

Stamp the pumpkinheads with Black Soot or Jet Black Archival Ink on watercolor paper.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

Smear Distress Inks on a craft sheet, mist with water and pick up with a paint brush.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

I also tore up another of the Halloween Deco Sheets and adhered to the background, in addition to a piece of Design Tape.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

The crackled brick effect is really cool and I wish you could see the shine from the Mica Spray in real life.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

The crinkle ribbon was dyed with Distress Ink and misted with the Mica Spray. I added a bat and an owl to the ribbon.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

The pumpkins were adhered with foam tape and I cut apart one of the Ancestors Paper Dolls images to get a bunch of kids. There are also a couple of black Heirloom Roses.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

This mix of clippings fitted well with the fun pumpkins. 

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

There is also a spider, attached with a brad. Here you can see the shine of the Deco Sheet better too.

I hope you will join us this week in our Shimmer and Shine challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





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Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies





Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TAG & BOOKPLATES
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Tim Holtz Sizzix SCROLL
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Tim Holtz PUMPKINHEAD
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SLATE
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Mini Paper...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HEIRLOOM ROSES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Design...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Deco...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LOOP PINS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 75 JUMP RINGS
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE OPAQUE CRACKLE
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Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Archival...
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Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Designer...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon...
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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress 4.25 X 5.5...
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT...
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS...
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Ranger ADHESIVE FOAM WHITE
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And...
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS...
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Tim Holtz Distress COLLAGE BRUSH SET
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC...
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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