Halloween Trio of Tags
was the theme of a swap in which I participated recently.
I decided to have a play with "Monster Mash" from Dylusions for the main, er ... aliens,
along with a few other stamps and stencils.
I started with the backgrounds, each one using 'wilted violet' Distress Oxide with another colour added and then spritzed with water and let it run.
Stencils were used to create the backgrounds on each one.
The glass jar was stamped onto acetate with StazOn ink, and again on a piece of scrapbook paper for a wood grain look. Both were fussy cut and carefully glued together where the jar sits on the base. The captured bats were also stamped onto acetate, then coloured on the reverse with Gelly Glaze pens. The areas of colour on the jar are also Gelly Glaze pens. Pieces of torn washi tape were added before assembling the jar. The sentiment was then added.
I love this character; he really looks like he belongs in a lab somewhere!
I watercoloured him with Distress Inks, adding a touch of Gelly Glaze pens to the buttons, striped leggins and his boots. His face and hands were coloured with Prismacolor pencils.
On the final tag, I chose this weird little alien who can't believe what he's seeing in the sky!
He is coloured with Prismacolor pencils with highlights of Gelly Glaze on his spots, tongue and eyeballs.
Each tag has a dragonfly, also coloured with Gelly Glaze pens on acetate.
The tags were edged with 'pumice stone' Distress Ink.
Each ribbon was hand coloured to co-ordinate with the tag.
They were fun to put together; hope you like them.
Dylusions - Monster Mash
Art Impressions - Air Hag Set
Stampotique - 3 Greetings
Tim Holtz - Simple Sayings
Tim Holtz - Mini Set #17; ShatterTHS014