Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Creating background texture with stamps and embossing powder

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Tina here today with a Spooky Halloween house, full of mystery, ghoulishness, and of course texture!

Halloween is my favorite season of the year and I can't wait till this time rolls around to create fall and Halloween projects.  Today, I will share with you how I created this Halloween product, using stamps and embossing powder to create texture.

I have fallen in love with embossing powder all over again.  I love the instant texture, dimension and color you get with one simple step.

To prep my wood structure, I primed each piece with a coat of black gesso.

Once each piece was dry, I heat embossed each section (before assembling).  I used a dark blue on the main house pieces instead of black to create a bit of contrast.  I used red on the roof and brown on the tombstones.

For more dimension and color, I sprayed each piece with several shades of Shimmerz sprays.  Once the pieces were done, I glued the entire house together.

I assembled all of the internal pieces and glued them in place.

Special Note:  My moon is a bottle cap covered with Shimmerz Texturez and Shimmerz sprays.  Doesn't it look great?

VLVS Stamps Used:
Bubble Background
Lacy Lines
Dictionary Page

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great week!


Karen said...

I completely love this- totally amazing!
Where did you get the house?

Tina said...

Hi Karen: Thank you! :) The house is from Paper Whimsy!

jbonomo said...

And where did you get the "vine" around the bottom of the house? Fabulous, fabulous project! you are simply amazing, Tina.

Tina said...

Thank you jbonomo. The 'vine' is a May Art ribbon. It's adhesive on the back. It's fabbo!