Hello and welcome! Linda here to share a Halloween tag I made for the Artistic Outpost Halloween hop this past week. I love vintage Halloween art so it was a pleasure to play around with these fun stamp plates!
I decided it needed some sort of design and used a Dyan Reaveley stencil and white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, which I tinted purple with a couple of drops of Dusty Concord reindeer. I secured the stencil to the tag by applying low tack painter's tape to the back of the tag and stencil. I didn't want the stencil to move. However, as it ended up, I didn't have the stencil tight enough to the tag and some of the embossing paste oozed out around the design. My assumption is that the surface of the tag was too textured for the stencil to lay tight enough thus allowing some of the embossing paste to spread outward a bit - a practice makes perfect sort of error. Just know that you have to hold the stencil tight enough so it is totally flat and be conservative in the amount of paste you apply. The embossing paste takes the color beautifully with one or two drops of Distress Ink reinker. I decided not to re-do my tag for a more crisp look because normally I cover up my designs anyway.
The apothecary bottle was stamped on white CS with Jet Black archival, sponged with Vintage Photo and painted with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. The tags were all cut with the Tiny Tabs and Tags die, cut with white CS and again with chipboard and then stamped with images from Artistic Outpost's Apothecary and Haunted Halloween plates. The spider was cut from chipboard and painted with Black Soot crackle paint and the "31" clips were painted with black Vintaj paint from the Retro Highway set.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Designer: Linda Coughlin