Monday, October 15, 2018

Tiny Ghoulish Graveyard - Sizzix Alterations

It was so much fun to make this mini little graveyard scene out of a small Ideaology Vignette Box and some of Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations dies using shrink plastic.
I started by making the background. I sprayed some Distress Resist Spray onto a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. Then I colored a bit in a circle with some Mustard Seed Oxide and put some Resist Spray on my finger and went over the circle to seal it.  Once it was dry I colored the background with Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
Then I set about making the scene. I cut the skeleton from the Ghoulish die set, the tombstones and gate from the Village Graveyard set, and the large tombstone is the tag shape from the Gift Tags die set all out of Shrink Plastic.

 It is important to color the pieces before you shrink them. The color will concentrate so it doesn't have to be too dark. The shrink according to the package directions.
Once they had shrunk, I added more color with Distress Paints and Distress Markers.
You might notice that the gate die didn't cut all the tiny pieces out of the shrink plastic. I was going to recut it with a shim, when I decided that I actually really liked the design it made as it was and went ahead with it. I still really love it! Because the fence dies are so detailed, when you shrink them they sometimes look a little warped if you don't flatten them out quickly. I didn't because how awesome are they like this all crooked and warped. Fabulous! I colored the gate black and added some little bits of Rusty Hinge Distress Paint on the top.
The frame was made by cutting a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavy stock the size of the Vignette Box. Next I colored it with Distress Inks and ran it through the Lumber 3-D Texture Fade.  I cut the window out with the smallest Stacked Labels die.
The sides of the Vignette Box were covered with Distress Mixed Media Heavystock that was colored with Distress Inks and then embossed with the Planks embossing folder.
One laat thing, I used Glow in the Dark shrink plastic from Darcie for the skeleton and the arms. IT makes me laugh!

Thanks for stopping by to check out this mini Ghoulish art piece. I made a little video of it too so you can see it in a different format.


1 comment:

Roxanne Pafundi said...

Great project! The glow in the dark touch made me laugh too! Thanks for sharing! nice instruction as well.