Brooms, hats, potions, and spells–ever wonder where witches keep all the necessities for hair-raising fun on Halloween?
Well one witch stores her goods in this miniature steamer trunk.
Featuring a spooky spider latch and faux leather exterior, this trunk includes many tiny accessories.
Miniature witch books, charms, bottles of potions, herbs, witch stockings and more. Read the rest of this entry
Spooky things come in small packages. Take for example this Altoid tin that I altered into a Halloween mini album. Read the rest of this entry
There was a time when I needed place cards because I regularly hosted dinner parties.
That however was a long, long time ago. That was back when I religiously memorized every issue of Martha Stewart Living.
Then life changed. Martha donned her Orange is the New Black party clothes and my life became consumed by family health care needs.
Sadly, nowadays–my guest list is purely imaginary. But hey! At least my imaginary guests will have place cards to die for! Read the rest of this entry
The Hanging Tree song by James Newton Howard is a haunting tune that stays in your head long after you hear it. With the Halloween season upon us, I wanted to create my own homage to this song.
While I may sometimes feel murderous intentions–especially when one of my kids doesn’t replace the toilet paper on the roll–my desire to erect a hanging tree took on a more benign approach via this altered art tunnel book.
Hanging Tree Altered Art Tunnel Book Cover
Once you enter through the spooky gates of this book, the song lyrics guide you though a series of hauntingly sad spaces. Read the rest of this entry
Combining altered books and Halloween–does life get any better?
It does when your altered art album gets featured on the Canvas Corp blog!
Please stop over and check out my tutorial (and my first-ever video explaining how I used magnets in the book).
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Abracadabra. Alakazam! Despite his magic prowess, I’m sure Houdini still had to cart his stuff around from show to show. As I was snooping around the Alpha Stamps shop last year, I saw their steamer trunk and began imagining what this trunk of Houdini’s would look like.
In my demented imagination, I decided that half of his sawed-off assistant should be present. Even The Son™, who is a horror flick aficionado, looked at me with concern. Heh.
Tutorial to make Houdini’s Magical Altered Art Trunk
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With Halloween coming, all the witches and wizards need to make sure they are amply supplied with toes of frog and eyes of dragons (sorry Mr. Shakespeare). I got busy in my studio and brewed up this altered art concoction for the folks at ColourArte.
Great stuff you will need
- Radiant Rains: Sunburst, Spanish Moss, Ginger Peach, Ocean Wave, Teal Zicon
- Twinkling H20s: Kiwi, Lemondrop and Hopeful Honeysuckle from the Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Set
- Silks Acrylic Glazes: Spiced Pumpkin, Olive Vine, and Azurite
- White cardstock
- Off-white cardstock
- Black marker
- Ranger Inkssentials Crackle Accents Precision Tip, 2-Ounce
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
- Pebeo Gedeo Crystal Resin, 150ml
Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive, 4-Ounce
- Old photo cover
- Three-dimensional adhesive dots
- Utility blade
You know the expression, a day late and a dollar short? Well since I’m eight months late with my 12 Tags of 2015, it’s a good thing you can’t put a value on art or I would be short a whole wad of moolah.
I may be late, but I sure as heck had a lot of fun creating the Tim Holtz August 2015 Tag. To see the tutorial for what ended up being layer upon layer of Halloween goodness, please visit my post on Altered Pages.
I’m coffin’ up some more Halloween goodness over at the ColourArte blog today with this Pile of Bones Treat Coffin. I hope you stop by and leave a little love.