Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Halloween Candy Box--Viva Las VegaStamps/Scor-Pal® Blog Hop

I know! It's still summer so what's with Halloween stuff already?  Well, Viva Las VegaStamps has this fantastic new plate full of cool Halloween images, and I've been dying to use them. When I learned I'd be doing a blog hop/Inspiration week with VLVS! and Scor-Pal®, I decided a create a Halloween Candy Box.  I couldn't help myself!




Supplies
VLVS! Stamps used: 
Scor-Pal®
Sakura of America Gelly Roll®: Stardust® Glitter Pens-Green, Purple,Sky Blue, Gold, Red; Metallic - Gold; Standard-White
Faber-Castell Gelatos-Mango, Tangerine, Buttercream
Silk Tissue Paper
Golden Soft Gel Medium
StazOn Inkpad-Jet Black, Saddle Brown, Sunflower
Wax Paper
Burlap fabric
300lb watercolor paper
Kraft Iron
Punchinella

I colored two 7x7 pieces of heacy watercolor paper with my gelatos, using lots of water.  Placing the punchinella (you could use any stencil) at random, I rubbed at the paint with a baby wipe to remove some paint, leaving mottled patterns of lighter color.

Lid:
Some ages ago, I made a wax sandwich using a couple pieces of Kromecote:
  1. Color two sheets of Kromecote with a light color of StazOn ink.  I used Sunflower.
  2. Crumple up a piece of wax paper and then smooth it out.  
  3. Place it between the sheets of Kromecote with the glossy sides of both touching the wax paper..  
  4. Lay a piece of parchment paper over this 'sandwich' and iron it on low heat for  a few minutes.  
  5. Remove the wax paper, and rub a darker color of StazOn over the Kromecote.  I used Saddle Brown.  The wax will work as a resist where it melted onto the sheets, creating a lovely mottled effect.

I took one of the sheets from the sandwich and stamped the Kids with the Halloween pumpkin, using jet black. I colored the image using the Gellyroll pens to get a lovely sparkly color.  Then I cut the image out.

Using my Scor-Pal®, I scored one piece of watercolor paper at 2 inches and 5 1/8 inches.
Where the lines met at each corner, I cut around the lid in a spiral (spotted lines in picture below).
I folded the paper at the score lines. Where I had cut, I folded the paper in to create a flap that fit beneath the folded side next to it.  Before taping the flaps down, I used the lid as a template to cut a piece of burlap to the same size with the same flaps.  

I taped these flaps underneath each side with miracle tape, creating a a 3x3 1/8 lid with the watercolor paper, and then with the burlap..

Soft gel medium was used to glue the burlap to the watercolor paper, and then the stamped image to the burlap.

Box:
For the box itself,  I scored the other piece of watercolor paper at 2 inches and 5 inches, making it just a bit smaller than the lid. I followed the same procedure for cutting and folding as I did for the lid, to make a 3x3 box. 

The images were stamped onto silk tissue paper, colored with the Gellyrolls and glued down with gel medium.  I used the stardust pens to add a few swirls and lines and I was done!

Except for filling the box with candy, of course!

Check out the VLVS! blog and the Scor-Pal® blog to see the other inspirational posts.  Be sure to comment for a chance to win a LB of rubber from VLVS! or a Scor-Pal board!

The schedule for the week is:
Mon 12  DeeDee
Tue 13  Susan Brown and Amy Lassiter
Wed 14  Sandra (you are here!) and Lea Cioci
Thur 15  Glenda Tkalac and Karen Knight
Fri 16  Hermine Koster and Natasha Serova

Don't forget that Viva Las VegaStamps! has a storewide sale going on until Aug. 15! 20% off when you add the code "aug20" into your cart.



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