Don’t you love the colors of Halloween?
I created this Halloween card with the help of the Halloween Stamp Set #520998 by Recollections. It really helps to have a stamp set with multiple related images to guide you in creating a great scene.
I began by running a white piece of watercolor paper through a Spiderweb Embossing Folder by The Paper Studio.
Next, using Colorburst Powders by Ken Oliver, I colored the page with various colors. Take care not to over-wet the paper and “release” the raised areas.
Stamp images using a stamp positioning tool. This is very important!!! Since the paper will have raised areas, you will ONLY get a good, solid stamped image by stamping multiple times. I used Black Archival Ink by Ranger. I think I had to stamp each image about five times in order to get good coverage. Don’t be afraid to fill in with a black pen if needed.
NOTE: Although I’m sure that it might have been easier to color and stamp the paper BEFORE I ran it through the embossing folder, initially, I was trying to create a resist on the raised areas with a wax pen and THEN use the Colorburst. The resist did not work so well, I think I need a better wax pen or crayon. Anyway, it all turned out fine.
I finished by adding black around the edges, at the bottom and even lightly across the raised areas. I also added some random small white dots and colored the windows of the house with a yellow glitter pen.
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- Halloween Stamp Set #520998 by Recollections (sorry but I cannot for the life of me find a link even though I bought the stamp set about a week ago! Grrrrr!)
- Spiderweb embossing folder – the one I used is by The Paper Studio. Use any spiderweb folder that you like, there are plenty out there.
- Black Archival Ink by Ranger
- Colorburst by Ken Oliver at Dick Blick You can find Colorburst at Dick Blick, on the web and at your local papercrafting store. LOVE Colorburst! I used Orange, Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson and Violet.