I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.
Today I would like to share a little Halloween decoration I made using the newly released Chocolate Baroque Halloween stamps and some scrap wood out of Freddie’s shed.
Please click on the images to see the detail
I cut the pieces to size and sanding them down to get a good stamping surface.
I base coated them first with 2 coats of Gesso and then painted the block as seen with three coats of craft paint, sanding between coats.
To age and distress the blocks a little, I added the brown colored paint around the edges, by diluting some brown craft paint with water just to a wash consistency and painted over the blocks. Whilst the paint was still wet I took some of the paint off using a piece of kitchen towel. This is the way I find easiest but you could easily sponge on the brown paint or half load a paint brush to get a similar effect.
I then stamped the Halloween images using Black Staz-On. Black Archival Ink will work just as well.
I painted in a little bit more color to the pumpkins and the cobwebs trying to avoid the stamped lines. If you do go over the stamp lines at this stage it’s not a problem because you can take it off with a small damp paint brush.
I gave all of the blocks 3 thin coats of spray varnish to protect the surfaces.
To finish the blocks off and to give them a Gothic feel I attached the CI brass corners pieces and fancy ornate corners to the top block using hot glue.
These were really easy and quick to make but as always if anyone has any questions please give me a shout in the comments box.
Thank you for looking. I hope you enjoyed your visit.