As a radiographer, I love all things “bony” so I was really excited by PaperArtsy's very detailed skull images. I wanted to use some of these Hallowe'en stamps for some non-Hallowe'en projects.
For this project I used the skull and crossbones stamp from Hallowe'en Hot Pick03, Mini 72, and London Bus Fresco Paint which is a translucent paint.
I also used the Ink and the Dog Alphabet Words Plate 2 stamp. I want to let you into a bit of a secret here. I actually have two of this stamp. One that I have kept complete to use as a background and one that I have cut up to use as individual letters.
To make the card, I simply stamped the skull onto a white card blank.
I then stamped the name using individual leters, starting with the middle letter of the name.
To add some colour I added a stroke of red paint over the name, this is possible due to the transparent nature of this particular paint. In fact I did three strokes of paint to get a real depth of red colour, and it was still transparent.
I then created a mask for the skull using a post-it note and stamped the splatter using the same paint.
Bonus Charm Project.
I've made these simple stringy bracelets before using bought charms, but thought I'd like to make a skull and crossbones charm. I read that the Fresco Paints can be used on shrink plastic so I decided to put that to the test. I had some black shrink plastic lurking in my stash, so following the instructions I sanded it.
I then stamped it with Nougat which is an opaque paint, giving full coverage). I was amazed with the detail this paint gave. I wasn't expecting that at all.
I cut it out, and punched a hole
and then shrank it.
I added a jump ring then attached it to a length of waxed cotton thread. Tied a knot either side of the charm.
I created the sliding fastener using the techniques used to create shamballa bracelets: the square knot. These are really easy when you get the hang of them and there are loads of websites where you can see how to do it.
I will be back tomorrow evening sharing my last project of the week, I do hope you can join me then.
Leandra Says:Ohhh would never think to do that, and such a great image on the shrink! I have a DD who would deffo wear that here!
Gillian Says: Tonight's project shows how versatile the skull image is. Again the splash of one colour gives a striking visual effect to the card. Thanks for sharing the square knot technique, ideal gift for a teeange boy or girl.