Halloween Decorations – Stamping on Wood

Hi everyone

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

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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.

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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.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps used:  Halloween Edges, and the bats are from Witching Time and Spookylicious.

Thank you for looking. I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Happy Stamping.

Florence x

21 comments

  1. Oh gorgeous again! I love the aged look they have, it´s very well done. Love the embellishments too. It doesn´t look like a fast project (all the layers that need to dry) but it does look like a project that I could do in stages – if there’s 5 minutes of time I could paint a layer of 1 block, put it aside and wait for the next available moment to craft (I’m quite sure that the paint is dry by then). Only the stamping and colouring needs a bit more time, but that could be done in the evening maybe.
    Hmmm.

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    • Hi Debbie, These really didn’t take long at all. That’s why I love rubber stamps. I painted all of my blocks at the same time. By the time I had painted the third the first one was almost dry. A heat gun helps if you are in a rush. Flo xx

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  2. hi Florence – these are fabulous – really love them! Thanks for dropping by too! Big Hugs rachel xx

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  3. These Halloween blocks are wonderful!! Your aging and distressing of the blocks with paint is fabulous! These look like you picked them up at an antique shop! So vintagey 🙂 XOXO-Shari

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  4. I’m with Val. Crafting weekends in Spain? Yes, please! These boxes are just amazing, Flo!!! Wow! Wow! Wow! The colours are just jumping off my screen. They must look divine in real life! xx

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  5. They don’t look easy to me but when you are naturally talented like your goodself you make ity look anyone could do it. Thanks for the details they look absolutely amazing. Do you have any treacle toffee by any chance going spare. Oops thats for the 5th Novemeber got my holidays mixed !

    UB

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  6. Beautiful blocks, Florence! I adore blocks like this. They enable you to dress up your house for the occasion, but they’re easy to put away and store till next time.

    Fabulous artwork, you clever thing! ~ Cobs. x

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  7. These are soooo pretty. Terrific – I just love the colors, the themes, the antiquing, and the corners. So delightful, Florence!

    Hugs,
    Marianne xo

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