Tuesday 26 October 2021

HALLOWEEN .... Dancing in the moonlight by Linda Pearson

Hi Bee Arters .... I am back on the BLOG and catching up with my last post just in time for Halloween if your keen ... remember if Halloween is not your scene you can always try a substitute theme such as:

Bohemian Bliss,

Forever My Always,

Grateful Heart if preferred

Mini paper collection – Castle Dark collection designed by Sue Smyth …. Night Knocker paper and Gothic Favours (scull tag)
1 sheet of White Cardstock 350gsm or A4 journal page prepared with 2 coats of White Gesso
Floral delights clear stamp set
Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
Versamark Stamp pad translucent
Embossing powder – white
Catalyst silicone mini blade tool
Blank Tissue paper
Permanent Black Pen (Sharpie/Calligraphy Pen or equivalent)
Matt Medium
Paints used; DW Ruby, Elephant, Olive and Black
White Paint Pen


Prepare the page with two coats of White Gesso. 


Add some small torn collage paper strips over the page using Matt Medium and Silicone Palette knife

(I used self-made tissue paper … see image).



Begin adding paint marks on the page overlapping the collage paper (I opted to create a ‘crossed’ shape for this layout with a couple of smaller marked areas on the page . I started with the Elephant colour, followed by the olive colour then lastly adding Ruby (dry off after each if they blend too much).



Add small blocks of (messy) black paint to the main painted areas, including along the bottom of the page to anchor the elements.  Dry off.



Add marks to the black painted area.  Add white dots over most of the black sections, however, I left three larger blocks in order to add ‘white crosses’ to these areas.



Fussy cut the floral bouquet from the Knight Knocker (Mini paper collection – Castle Dark collection designed by Sue Smyth) and also cut the tag from the Gothic Favours sheet (Mini paper collection – Castle Dark collection designed by Sue Smyth).



Add some leaf stamping using the Floral delights clear stamp set  and Archival Ink Pad Jet Black along the edge of the cross shape where the floral bouquet will be placed later.  Add more of the leaf stamp using Versamark Stamp pad translucent then sprinkle  Embossing powder – white over the stamped image, heat set the powder.



Add border around the edge of the page using Ruby and Olive paint.  Add ‘Ruby splatters’ to the page over the painted areas mostly, try to keep as much white page as possible.

Adhere the floral bouquet cut out to the bottom edge of the page following the vertical line of pattern.  Add mounting tape behind the tag then place along the cross over of lines on top third of the page.  Could add some cotton thread if desired.



Happy creating and see you again soon! Bye for now!
Linda Pearson 

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