Friday, October 13, 2017

Bone Yard Skelly Tag with Deb Riddell

Hello and thanks for stopping by, Deb Riddell here with you today on this spooky Friday the 13th to share a frightful Halloween decoration created with Southern Ridge’s Skeleton, Skull and Spider Web chipboard.

I have some step out pictures of how I created my Bone Yard Skelly tag, read on if you dare!

I started with a small Tim Holtz Etcetera Thickboard tag and covered it with some barn wood paper from his Materialize Paper Stash, inking the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink.

I painted the Skeleton chipboard with brown acrylic paint and then covered it with Deco Foil Adhesive.  After the adhesive had dried clear and tacky, I burnished on some Rebekah Meier Designs Antique Pearl Mixed Media Transfer Foil.  I loved the negative image left on the foil nearly as much as the chipboard skeleton so decided to use it as well.

I cut out the negative skeleton image left on the Transfer Foil and adhered it to a piece of Deco Foil Toner Sheet with my heat laminator.  I roughly tore around the image once it had transferred and inked the edges with more Ground Espresso Archival Ink.

The foiled toner sheet skeleton was adhered to the Thickboard tag along with some Halloween images from one of Tim’s Halloween Ephemera packs and a stamped and inked skull from his Regions Beyond stamp set.

Typography letters to spell out ‘bone yard’ were inked with multiple colours of alcohol inks (Mushroom, Ginger, Caramel and a touch of Rust).

The small Spider Web was embossed with Oil Rubbed Bronze embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

A Skull charm from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies was covered with Pitch Black alcohol ink and while the ink was still wet, it was gently rubbed of the front of the skull leaving the darkest colours in the recesses of the charm.  A piece of black thread was tied onto the Skull charm.

In my usual style I then got on a roll and forgot to take any more in process pictures so will try to describe what I did next!  I added Mushroom alcohol ink to a Crypt Cameo and tied on more black thread.  The word ‘boo’ was die cut from black cardstock (Vintage Spirits die) and mounted onto a piece of die cut black fun foam for dimension.  Some phrases from Tim Holtz’s Halloween Clipping Stickers were inked with Ground Espresso Archival Ink.  Boneyard bones were inked with the same colours of alcohol inks as the Typography letters.

A Halloween Word Band was inked with Mushroom alcohol ink and the lettering enhanced with a Black Soot Distress Crayon.  Pieces of rusty wire were twisted on each end and inserted through two small holes drilled through the Thickboard tag.  Another Halloween Clipping Sticker and Boneyard bones were added around the Word Band.

The Skull chipboard piece was painted with shades of beige, brown, green and red acrylic paint, stippling the colours on randomly and then stippling on some Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint once the acrylics had dried.  Ground Espresso Distress crayon was added to emphasize the cracks and texture and the edges inked with Ground Espresso Archival Ink.

Here are a couple of more close ups, the embossed Spider Web was added to the top left and the Typography words adhered over top.

And the foiled Skeleton chipboard was added to the upper right of the tag.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how my Bone Yard Skelly tag came together, it was a scream to make!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz / Sizzix: Vintage Spirits die
- Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous: Regions Beyond Stamp Set
- Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink: Distress Ink, Distress Archival Ink, Distress Collage Medium, Alcohol Ink and Rock Candy Crackle Paint
- Tim Holtz / Advantus: Etcetera Thickboard Tag, Halloween Ephemera Pack, Typography, Crypt Cameos, Boneyard, Halloween Word Bands, Materialize Paper Stash and Halloween Clippings Stickers
- Therm O Web: Deco Foil Adhesive Pen, Rebekah Meier Designs Antique Pearl Mixed Media Transfer Foil and Deco Foil Toner Sheets
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Oil Rubbed Bronze Embossing Powder and Skull charm
- Miscellaneous: black thread, scissors, acrylic paint, E6000 glue and black fun foam

Thank you again for stopping by today and hope that you have been inspired to make your own Bone Yard Skelly tag, there are still a few days left before Halloween so break out your Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard and happy creating!

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