I have been playing with Deco Arts Glamour Dust glitter paint in neon colours, I just love neon colours and these also have glitter, what else could you want for Halloween :-) And ofcourse my new Rick St. Dennis Halloween rubber stamps from I Brake for Stamps, cause for some projects you just got to have rubber.
There are two projects to show you cause of the two RSD blogs, Airless Chambers and Sparkle and Glitter, so there is one cutsey project and one a bit more scary. I will show you the pics first and then give you all the details
ok the pics, my Sparkle and Glitter Project is a candle holder made of an old cd case (how to below)
and my Airless Chambers tag
The tag is hand cut from a piece of cardboard, I alway like to use that when I use paint (gesso it first), the colours used are : Deco Art americana acrylic paint in: Spiced Pumpkin (DA310), Purple Pizzazz (love that name lol) (DA302), Hauser Light green (DA302) and a little bit of Dazzling Metallics shimmering silver (DA070). The cracks are made using Weatered Wood Crackle medium.(base coat spiced pumpkin and Hauser light green, top coat Purple pizzazz) The rubber stamp use is Skelly Tonn it's a RSD image available at IBFS.
The bow is a piece of jute, I spray inked it red, the bones are from a plastic skelly and I used a bit of Hause light green and the silver to match them with the tag. there 's an ace of a normal card deck and some staples to attache it.
The barbed wire is home made (lot of work to make, so i only do small pieces LOL) and added a little skully charm to finish. The ribbon has been melted using my heat gun and that's it.
Now the how to for the cd case candle holder, it's easy
old CD case (not a slim one but a good old thick one)
Archival or Stazon ink in black
an acrylic stamp block,
The bats are from the Americana gloss enamels stencil "spooky"
the roses and tombstone crosses are Tim Holz dies
the Happy Halloween is made using a dymo labeler
and I used some rhinestones
first to take the cd case apart and get all the paper stuff (and the cd) out
then you have this
turn the part where the cd normally is upside down like this
If you put the pieces together this way, the case can't be closed anymore and the lid will be able to stand, the candle is placed on the cd part of the box. Wait with putting it togehter till all the painting has been done, put aside the black piece (i used a clear case for mine but for pics this was more visable)
Now the hardest part, stamping on plastic.
the stamp has to be on the outside of the lid (the flat side without the edges and ridges to hold the booklet, that is gonna be the backside and there we are gonna paint it.
the easiest way to stamp is to put the stamp on the acrylic block and put it on your work space , stamp facing up like this
Ink the stamp and press the cd case with the front side down to the stamp, make sure the whole stamp gets on without moving.
if you fail,no worries, clean it using stamp cleaner or 70% alcohol.
when you've got a good impression (it took me 3 times LOL) let dry the ink and when dried turn the cd lid up side down, we are gonna paint the back of the stamp.
That way you don'thave to worrie if you paint over the inside lines of the stamp, sthe black will still be visable on the front side. Try to stay in the lines though, you don't want a bit of green where you had planned orange :-)
baby wipes can help clean out small mistakes (just saying)
Shake the glitter paint well befor use, Ijust use the cap of the bottle , cuase of the shaking there is enough paint in there to use and you only need little bits of paint.
wait for colours next to eachother to dry a bit before adding a new colour, you don'twant them to mix
when the stamp is completely painted it should look like this (add as many layers of paint as you want, I did 3)
if you turn it around it looks like this
and when you assemble the cd case it looks like this
here some pics to show you the glitter, Always hard to do on a pic
now you can decorate the rest of the cd case
I will enter the cd candle holder in the following challenges
I will enter the tag in the following challenges
http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.ca/ challenge 13