Monday, October 2, 2017

Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial

Hello friends! I can hardly believe it is already October. Today we are having real windy autumn weather here, and I am hoping all the leaves won't fall off from the trees. My parents visited over the weekend and we had a lovely time. 



Since it is a new month, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge team is showcasing a specific company/designer, and this week the turn has come to Tim Holtz. Tim has an amazing amount of products, and you can find them all here. Our theme this week is A Walk on the Dark Side (Halloween, dark colors etc.). You don't have to use Tim's products, but it is always fun if you do.

Don't miss visiting our October guest designer Wanda Hentges, and check out the gorgeous project that she has made.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

This week, I made a Halloween shadow box by recycling an die packaging box. I had such fun building up this spooky, but also funny, scene, using stamps, paint, dies and idea-ology embellishments. Since it is a shadow box, all kinds of interesting little embellishments can be added. The project is 9.5 x 6.5 in, so there is plenty of space. This shadow box is already hanging in the living room and I am looking forward to taking out the rest of my Halloween decorations. 

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Haunted House

I started by coating the box with several layers of gesso until I had covered up all the color that was printed on the box (it was mainly pink). The box comes from Sizzix packaging, one of Brenda Walton's large dies. I painted it with Distress Paints, also on the edges. I love to recycle boxes like this.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

When the paint was dry to the touch, but not completely dry, I stamped the moon from the Haunted House set, as well as the texture stamp from Tim's STAMPtember set on the background with embossing ink. Sprinkle with white powder and flick the back of the box to remove excess powder. Since the paint was not completely dry, some of the embossing powder stuck to it, which is exactly the effect I wanted, since all the stray powder created a starry sky background. You can remove some powder with a paint brush if there is too much somewhere.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

Stamp the box with stamps from Haunted House, but also with the tree stamp from the STAMPtember set and a script stamp, and a bunch of bats. Smear Distress Grit-Paste along the base for texture.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix dies

When dry, paint the grit-paste with Black Soot and a little Hickory Smoke. Die cut a fence and twigs from grungeboard. Paint the fence white and add some Grit-Paste. When dry, dry brush with grey and black paints. Paint the branches brown.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks

Stamp the images from Haunted House on heavystock paper and color with Scribble Sticks. Use a paint brush and water to turn the color into watercolor. The owl comes from the Mini Halloween #5 set. Cut out.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

Here's a closer look at the random star effect on the background, which would also work great for snow. The trick is to wait just long enough for the paint to dry. If it is completely dry, the powder won't stick, but if it is too wet, the powder will stick everywhere. The key was distressed with paint and hangs from the top with a Clip Bail.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

I concealed the brad arms with a pumpkin and some cheese cloth.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

The spider is hanging in the same way as the key. I also added some Mirrored Stars to the sky.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

The skulls also cover up the arms from the brad used to attach the spider.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

Haunted House is such a fun set and you can create great Halloween scenes with it. 

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

The house is very detailed and intricate. I adhered it with foam tape and cut off branches and tucked them behind the house.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

Here are the inhabitants, from the Ancestors Paper Dolls pack. I also really like the sign post. They were adhered with foam dots, like the house.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

This tree is such fun and I glued an owl to it.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

Here's a better look at the texture of the fence. Cut the fence in two parts and glue to the front of the shadow box. Did you spot the eye peeking out?

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

I cut a flash card and inked the edges to get the 'October' text.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

Below the house, I added a pumpkin, some boneyard bones, more cheese cloth and black Heirloom Roses.

Layers of ink - Halloween Shadow Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology

I love the look and feel of the idea-ology mini pumpkins.

I hope you will join us this week in our A Walk on the Dark Side challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





Don't forget to follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies




Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2017...
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Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps MINI...
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Tim Holtz STAMPTEMBER Cling Rubber...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HEIRLOOM ROSES...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Word Keys
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI PUMPKINS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SKULLS
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Tim Holtz Sizzix Die ON THE FENCE Edge
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Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TWIGS
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RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology BONEYARD...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIP BAILS...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN ephemera
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology MIRRORED STARS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology WICKED Alpha Parts
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress 8.5 X 11...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology GRUNGEBOARD...
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Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Archival...
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Dina Wakley Ranger SCRIBBLE STICKS
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint...
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint...
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint...
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint...
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint...
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint...
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint...
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint...
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS GRIT PASTE Ranger
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Ranger ADHESIVE FOAM BLACK
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND...
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER...
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United...
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Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT...
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp SMALL BLOCK...
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25 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't believe we are in October!!! Love Halloween!!! You made an amazing house. Super super talented!!!
    Henry

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  2. Love this shadow box Anna-karin! Very spooky! the witches are fabulous and I love the spooky tree and fence with the eye peeping out πŸ‘the whole design is super spookylicious :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. Stunning.... I love your sky and stars. All the details are amazing. I love the eye peeking out from the fence.You are an amazing artist.
    Thank you for your detailed instructions.

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  4. Great project! I love the colors and the evening scene. The details on the top like pumpkin, a key and the sculls are so cool. The eye behind the fence absolutely rulez! Hugs, Marzena

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  5. Wow, I love the scene you created for your shadow box. The sky and stars are awesome and I love all the elements you put together to finish the spooky Halloween setting. So cool!

    Cathie ♥

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  6. Love the shadow box scene. Very creative and love all the images and details.

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  7. What a fun shadow box. I have never heard of Grit Paste, what a cool product. Well done!

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  8. such an awesome scene full of fabulous details!

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  9. Stunning details, Anna-Karin! The paper dolls you picked fit perfectly into the scene! : )


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. Wowzer - such a cool Halloween scene, so full of amazing details. The texture on the weathered fence, the brilliant watercolouring of the images and that fantastic night sky all bring this to life beautifully.
    Alison x

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  11. So cool and so gorgeous....love it to bits! ;-)

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  12. Such an awesome and spooky haunted house scene, Anna-Karin! Love the blues in the background, and all the cool textures and embellishments! SO cool!! hugs, Maura

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  13. What a gorgeous project! I love how you combined so much Tim goodness into on magical piece. It is really lovely.

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  14. Wow, you shadow box is amazing! There is so much lovely detail to look at and those pumpkins are adorable 😁. Wishing you a Happy October and Weekend! J 😊

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  15. What a wonderful project and the details are amazing...I love how you've combined all of Tim's products and I adore that background, which really makes everything pop! <3

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  16. That's an awesome shadow box and a great tutorial ! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. what an amazing transformation Anna-Karin...love the depth you managed to create in your shadow box, so many cool spooky details and fabulous texture...hugs kath xxx

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  18. Very well put together - so much detail!!!

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  19. Wow... love your stunning Halloween shadow box, Anna-Karin. The background colors and all the spooky embellishments you created on this piece are fantastic! :)

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  20. This is so creative Anna-Karin! Love all the details your created, there is so much depth in this project it comes alive!

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  21. Beautiful! I love the sky in the background especially. Thank you for the step by step, I always learn something.

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  22. Fabulous shadow box, Anna-Karin! Love all the Halloween elements, like the spooky house and the witch on her broom! Hugs, Sandra

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  23. Amazing Halloween shadow box filled with so many fun details! I particularly love your fence!

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  24. I adore this wonderful and colorful Halloween piece! Love to see unusual for Halloween project!amazing! barbara

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