Tuesday 8 November 2016

Colour Blast "Scream Catcher" by Tracey Campbell

 Welcome everyone, Tracey Campbell here with a late Halloween treat for you. This year I wanted to create a few Halloween decorations for the house so I just had to use some of the awesome Colour Blast products on it. I have been thinking of making this for a little while now but never seemed to get around to it, well this year I spotted the perfect Dream Catcher that was crying .... or should I say screaming out to me to alter it into a spooky

 "Scream Catcher"

Get ready to get your spook on.....

First up I raided my chipboard supply to see what creepy things I had and low and behold I discovered quite a horde, which I picked two pieces from. A skeleton and a spider web with a spider.
First up to get a makeover with the some Colour Embossing Powder was the skeleton. I didn't have quite the right shade of darkness for my bones so I mixed two together, Leather and Stormy Weather, to create my very own shade that was perfect. Love how the Colour Blast Products blend so well together and that it is possible to change the colours if you need to. I inked all the chipboard skeleton with an Embossing Ink and then sprinkled the Colour Embossing Powder over the top. 

 When applying the Embossing Ink on the major part of the body and some of the larger limbs I did it a bit hap-hazardly as I wanted to expose some of the raw chipboard underneath. Next I hit it with the heat gun to activate the Embossing Powder.

Once it was cool to touch I tied the body parts together with some twine.

I was in a creative mind set and forgot to take photos along the way, so I am going to outline the process with a few close ups of the finished project. Using the Colour Shimmer Spray I coated the chipboard spider and web with the colour of Stormy Weather, I simply sprayed a layer over the chipboard. I then added a tiny spray of Road Base Colour Spray over the Stormy Weather to give it a bit more darkness as I knew I wanted to put the spider on the web and I wanted it to stand out. When the mists were dry I used a small paint brush and some  Fire Engine Colour Paste, to paint a diamond shape onto the back of the spider.

Now the real messy fun begins. I used the  Colour Sprays in Road Base and Love to change the colour of the Dream Catcher into a spooky dark Scream Catcher. Simply spraying the mists onto the fabric, lace and ribbon to change the look of any project.

 Using a hot glue gun I attached a few creepy embellishments, like cockroaches and fake spider web.

A bat.

The misted spider and it's web.

 A rat skeleton.

And the embossed chipboard skeleton.

The finished "Scream Catcher" hanging proudly on the screen door handle, all ready for those trick or treaters.

I had many comments about the Scream Catcher on Halloween, mainly from the parents, I even had one offer to purchase it!!! But it will remain in out household for many years to come.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you think my Scream Catcher is positively evil!!! If you would like more details on how it came together then please watch the video and see how easy it is to use the Colour Blast products on any project that you maybe creating.

Take care

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