Greetings! Today I bring you a little bit of my favorite day of the year. Halloween. And not only that, but I bring you Halloween vintage style (for Macabre Mondays) and a freak-tastic blog hop for Smeared and Smudged. Let’s get this party started!
I love decorating wood. Love it. Used to do it all the time. Never really get the chance to anymore. However, I wanted to do an altered piece for the hop, and then when I saw Barb’s latest challenge of creating something Vile Vintage for the ‘weenie, it sealed the deal. So I made a box! A lovely box featuring scrumptious vintage images using clear stamps from Rusty Pickle.
I painted the box a grapey purple, then covered the lid with Distress Crackle Paint. Never used it before…but I love it! Detail shot below! Then I added a deep orangy gold (called Monarch) to age the grape a bit. Stamped it. The, rubbed on a bit ‘o Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Last, some spritzes of Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist. The result? Fabulously old looking! And a hint of creep!
Here you can see the Glimmer Mist better. Click on any of the pictures to see them bigger. I really need to put on some nail polish!
And here you can see the fabulous crackling effect. Love that! Must play with that little jar some more! I also think that I will be seeling this little beauty in my Etsy shop.
I am going to try to play along with Macabre Monday again this week…we’ll see if I get the time… how could I pass up Vintage Halloween??? That’s the BEST! It reminds me of Salem… The Husband and I haven’t been there in so long…sniff!
Now, hop along! Hop to the next stop! Enjoy yourself! Here is the complete list of blogs you should totally visit! They are all creep-tastic! Have an inspiring day!!!
Alison : http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com (that’s me!)
I'm just curious about the nail polish thing.
I too love everything halloween... and vintage halloween is the best.
This will sell in a flash im sure.
Wonderful project Alison.... but i expect only the best from you.... and you never disappoint me.