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« on: August 05, 2012 08:27:20 AM »

I love it in August when it's time to start thinking about, and crafting for, Halloween. Alpha Stamps is now carrying wonderful ATC-sized masonite tombstones. I just love them! They are nice and sturdy, and there are five different tombstones in a package. Here's what I did with some of mine, using images from Alpha Stamps collage sheets. I started out by covering each of the tombstones with pages from an old book, and then inked around the edges. An old metal ruler makes a nice base along the bottoms. For the first two I did, I thought it would be fun to picture the deceased, and give a little hint into what caused their untimely demise.


This woman was poisoned by a spider, poor dear. I used a clear stickers of spider webs and a spider along with her image. She's so pale, and her all white outfit made her seem ghostly, so that's the way she's now remembered.


The gentleman suffered a vampire attack. He probably won't be in his grave for long; if you look closely, you will see he has been turned, and is already beginning to bear his fangs. I added his tiny fangs with a little dab of white paint. The bats flying around his head are chipboard, so they're nice and sturdy.


And what's Halloween without Edgar Allan Poe? I made a Poe memorial out of one of the tombstones. I used an oval wooden frame painted black and spritzed with copper Glimmer Mist to set off his portrait, and then added some bronze roses to encircle the frame. A couple of ravens have come by to pay their respects.


I have two more tombstones to play with. Whom shall I kill off next?  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012 08:41:50 AM »

These are great, racky. I think they would be awesome all lined up on a shelf or mantle for Halloween. I know I've asked you this before but can you remind me what you use to ink the edges? You always get such a soft blended look.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012 09:21:48 AM »

Thanks! To age the edges, I use an old inkpad that's not so inky anymore. I scrape the pad against the side of the paper. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012 10:45:54 AM »

LOVE these!
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012 01:02:37 PM »

The one of Poe is clearly genius! Smiley What about doing one of a clown? Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012 06:21:13 PM »

These are wonderful, Racky! Super love the Poe one, too! Maybe some more authors?
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012 06:42:19 PM »

Yes, Mare! Alfred Hitchcock! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012 12:58:29 AM »

Ooooh, Alfred Hitchcock would be nice! Love your work rackycoo Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012 10:48:55 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012 08:54:18 AM »

retro cafe art shop is hosting a halloween atc swap with the masonite atc blanks!  You should join and send these in!  They are amazing!
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