Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Viva Las Vegastamps! Halloween Party Decorations

Having a Halloween party this year?
(Click on pictures to enlarge)
  Want to bump it up a notch?  
Use stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps! 
to create a witches work haven that could make your skin tingle!  
Set the tone with candles.  Pick up inexpensive candles at the dollar store.  Decorate with Robins Nest Halloween papers, Halloween Glitter Stripe and Glitter Ghost Camo (reverse side), wrap the candles using VLVS Miracle Tape and tie with twine.  
Gather bottles and jars.  Sources are yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores and your very own kitchen.  The collection in this post is from all the above.  Remove all labels.  
A couple of the jar lids had writing on them.  For this project I covered them with twine that had been dipped in glue and wrapped around the lid.  Set aside to dry.  Being impatient, in the oven they went at 150 degrees (for about 1/2 hour) watching them closely as not to burn them.
Go through your Viva Las Vegastamps! and find some that would make great labels for witches potions, tonics or poison.  Not all are typical Halloween stamps, the possibilities are only limited by the imagination. In a word processing program plan layouts and wording for the labels.  All images here were stamped using Memories™ Black Dye Inkpad on ivory card stock. 
FLYING DUST
A pinch of Dust on Broom for a smoother ride.
On printed label stamp VLVS Dog Witch on Broom, color dog and broom with brown COPICS.  Crystal lacquer the dog, hat and broom bristles.  Sprinkle glitter on the broom bristles while the lacquer is wet. Set aside to dry.  Distress with brown ink.  Spritz label with iridescent mist. Adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Put glitter in jar for magic dust!   
DRAGON’S BREATH
Warning Pungent
On printed label stamp VLVS Dragon Breathing Fire, crystal lacquer the fire using pastel pink and orange.  Set aside to dry.  Distress with brown ink. Add red COPIC just below dragon's eye add green to the body.  Spritz with iridescent mist. Adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Cork jar to keep dragons breath inside!  

EYE OF CAT
Print label, distress with brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar using VLVS Miracle Tape.  Stamp VLVS Cat and Bat Jack o Lantern, fussy cut image, with pastel orange crystal lacquer fill in the face of the pumpkin around eyes, nose and mouth, set aside to dry.  Color stem brown, attach to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Fill jar with chocolate foil wrapped eyes!
PRINCELY POTION
Print label, distress with brown ink, spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Stamp VLVS Frog Walking with Sign, fussy cut FROG ONLY.  Color frog with COPICS - green tones, then cover with crystal lacquer and set aside to dry.  Stamp VLVS Crown, use VLVS Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder, fussy cut image, then embellish crown with Robins Nest Dew Drops, punch hole in crown (top center) and attach to bottle neck with twine.  Attach dry Frog to the label with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Fill bottle with liquid potion! 
POISON ELIXIR 
For the deadliest potions and spells!
Print label, distress using brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Stamp VLVS Skull and Crossbones and fussy cut.  Color face with red COPIC (leave teeth and crossbones white) use VLVS Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.  Adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Fill jar with color liquid!

WITCH WART BALM
Every morning liberally rub over warts to keep ugly and hairy.  
Guaranteed to enhance witchy beauty within hours.
On printed label stamp VLVS Wicked Witch with Broom (small). Note: Only ink top half of the stamp. Use VLVS Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder on the witch.  Color face and hands with green COPICs. Distress with brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Fill jar with key lime yogurt!

SHRINKING TONIC
Test Subject #13
Survived 13.13 minutes
Print label, distress with brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Stamp VLVS Skeleton in Long Coat, use VLVS Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder, then fussy cut.  Adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Fill jar with color liquid and small skeleton!
WOOL OF BAT
For use in hair growth spells. 
Use cautiously, bodily hair could lengthen. 
Print label, distress with brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Stamp VLVS Cat and Bat Jack o Lantern, fussy cut bat mouth ONLY and crystal lacquer bat,  then set aside to dry.  When dry adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Fill jar with hair from your favorite dog's brush!
VANISHING TONIC
Ghostly Disappearance 
Temporarily remove nuisances from life!

Print label, distress with brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Fussy cut one ghost from Robins Nest Halloween Glitter Ghost paper, crystal lacquer ghost.  Set aside to dry.  When dry adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape.  Fill jar with colored water.
Supplies:
Stewart Superior Memories Black Ink
Stewart Superior Memories Mist Iridescent
Sakura Hobby 3D Crystal Lacquer Pink & Orange
Ivory card stock - labels 
COPICS - greens, browns, red
Brown ink for aging
Twine
Glue
Cutter 
Scissors
Bottles


Other decoration suggestions:
Candles
Skull
Pedestal
Mortar and Pestle
Crow
Rat
Candy - Eyes, worms, eggs
Glitter - Flying Dust
Plastic Skeleton
Old Glasses
Keys
Candle sticks
Witches Brew cup & smoke
Creepy Cloth
More old bottles and anything else that you can think of!


Fill Bottles and Jars: 
Candy - Eyes, worms, eggs
Glitter - Flying Dust
Plastic Skeleton
Colored water
Green Yogurt

For more Halloween party projects check out these VLVS DT posts: 
Get more inspiration on the VLVS Blog
New posts by the VLVS Design Team        
 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

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One last thought... 
don't you think these labels in this post would make great cards?  
I am going to make a set this week... 
watch for them on VLVS Facebook page!!!!


Have fun with your Halloween projects, 
this is Lyneen signing off...
 until next time have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

8 comments:

Joe Rotella said...

Wow! What an amazing collection of tonics and elixirs! Fantastic!

Stampo said...

You've surely created a fun Halloween party here!

Linda said...

What fun Halloween projects Lyneen!

Shirley said...

This is just AWESOME!!! I love all the little details. The way you did the lids and all the labels. (I need that shrinking potion...LOL) Great Job!

Terri Sproul said...

come to my house for my halloween party please... bring all of these...evil grin

Nadine said...

Great job, Lyneen! Where do you come up with all these creative ides?

Miki said...

Lyneen!!! You are so clever & inventive! Love your ideas!

VicR said...

Oooh, I Love these Lyneen!
Very cool & clever use of the bat too.
VickiR in OH