Thursday, October 4, 2012
My first Halloween swap with the All Things Tim (that's Tim Holtz) Yahoo Group. I made five of these and am expecting back 5 different ones from other participants. Sure hope it gets to the swap hostess in time. I had lots of fun doing this and tried out some things I had not done before, but had learned in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101 class.
One of my own ideas for a different technique was to take the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations folder that has lots of Halloween words and the number 31 and just use that number. I embossed it onto Coredinations paper (black with a purple core), sanded it so the purple would show, and put Ranger Glossy Accents over the inside of each number just so the inside is shiny. The edges of the paper are torn to reveal the purple core. To make the number really stand out you can send it through the embossing machine again after it is sanded, but before you apply any Glossy Accents to it.
Making more Halloween items and hoping to be posting again soon.
Tip: I have found that any time I use the Coredinations with embossing folders, it is better to send it through a second time once you have sanded it, as it brings back the sharpness of the outlines that the pressure from sanding takes away.