Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Charmed to be back blogging

Well once again I have been way too busy to blog. So I am very happy to be back and to show you a few new "charming" creations. All of these little charms are for a Halloween Swap I am hosting for the Yahoo Group All Things Tim.

As you can see I needed to make a whole lot of these spooky creations, 300 to be exact! So this is a long post, but here are the details behind each one. 

The bottle caps are pretty easy, simply punch 2 holes in the cap for the jump rings. Make sure to punch the holes towards the upper edge of the cap.

Then punch out a 1" circle and adhere it to the inside of the cap. Next fill the cap with some Glossy Accents making sure not to fill in the holes you punched (which is why you wanted to punch them as close to the edge as possible). Let the Glossy Accents dry overnight and then add your jump rings and bottom charm.

The domino is fairly easy as well. You simply ink the domino using various colors of Alcohol Ink.

Next I used Tim Holtz's Seasonal Paper Stash and used Modge Podge to glue the paper to the domino. After the Modge Podge is dry you can drill a hole into the top of the domino and screw in an eye screw so you can hang it.

The witches hat charm is a bit more complicated. The top of the witches hat is made by cutting a piece of felt into a cone like shape. I then sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a bit of shimmer. After it is dry you can then glue the edges together to make the hat shape.

The bottom of the hat is made with the Tim Holtz Rosette Die. I threaded a piece wire through the finished rosette so I would have a way to hang the hat. I also added beads on the wire, under the rosette to finish the wire off.

Next step is to glue the hat onto the rosette piece. To finish it off  I added one more silver bead at the top and stickled the edge of the rosette.

And last but not least, the Halloween flower. I came across this idea on a You Tube video that you can see here. I changed mine around a bit and used both paper and crinoline material.

I inked the paper flowers using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. The crinoline flower were inked with Seedless Preserve Distress Ink.

I also used Fabric Stiffener instead of the spray starch. I simply poured a bit onto my craft mat dipped the inked flowers into it, so they were pretty soggy. Then I just crinkled them all up, let them dry a bit, and then unwrinkled them. I was really  happy with the result. You can see the difference in the picture below. The flowers on the left are not stiffened yet.

I used Stickled to give the edges of the flowers some sparkle before gluing them all together. I also added some paint to the plastic Halloween figures to give them a more spooky look.

So thank you for stopping by and reading this far. Stay tuned this week for one more charm post and next week i will post the finished products!

16 comments:

  1. Wow! These are amazing. Can't wait to see the canvases!

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  2. You rock, Stacy! I am IN LOVE with the witch's hats! Thank you so much for all your hard work; I am stoked to see the canvases!

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  3. Stacy, you truly went above and beyond. I am so excited and I can not wait until I get my package in the mail.

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  4. Good Lord, Stacy, you really are wonder woman!!! I love these!! Thank you so much for sharing how you made them! I'm so excited about this swap. You are truly appreciated :)

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  5. WOW, just WOW!! I am in AWE of you and totally bow down to you!! You are the Rockstar of swaps Stacy!!!!

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  6. These are awesome...I really appreciate the time it took to make these...I'm sure the people who receive them will too...NICE!

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  7. WOW Stacy these are crazy amazing!! You're so talented!

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  8. high production going there. they are terrific.

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  9. I feel so blessed to have been a part of this swap and all of the love you have poured into it.

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  10. wow stacy ... you are amazing and has anyone told you that you are very talented? thanks for all you do!!!

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  11. WOW Stacy you are one amazing girl! Beautiful charms!

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  12. 300!!!! Holy Moley! All look great, Stacy. Enjoy your swap!

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  13. Holy Cow WOW!!! Talk about assembly line, you've been a busy girl, in fact, you are always busy!!! These are great!

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