I wanted a broomstick - in the air,
an old, twisted hat
(made from velvet paper),
and a book of spells.
There's a 'bobbly eye' on the front cover...
...that bobbles when the book is opened.
I think I love Halloween more than Christmas.
Is that bad?
Here's what I used to make the box:
Basic Grey clear stamps set 'Eerie Collection'
(for the box and inside panels).
I used the large web. Stamped with VersaFine 'Onyx Black'
and highlighted with black holographic glitter.
Star Highlights on inside panels;
A star background stamp I made myself
(I have the Imagepac Daylight Stamp maker)
Stamped using IndigoBlu 'FlitterGlu' - FABULOUS glue!
and sprinkled with holographic gold glitter.
Spell book stamp;
Hero Arts wood mounted rubber stamp 'Small Script'.
Stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Inks 'Brushed Corduroy'.
I also aged the pages with this colour.
The page edges are highlighted with ultrafine brown glitter.
Mini spider punch (monocodirect.co.uk).
Xcut botanical embossing punches;
Woodware small maple leaf.
Leaves inked with;
Box panels inked with;
I drew the bats (using a white pencil)
onto black card and cut them out.
I applied Woodware black 'Fluffy Stuff' to their bodies.
A straightened paperclip bound with a
glue soaked length of kitchen towel.
Inked with 'Brushed Corduroy' and 'Crushed Olive'
after it had dried.
A length of brown paper inked with the above colours.
I cut fine slits along the full width then rolled it onto the handle,
applying small amounts of glue along the way.
I wrapped a small length of sewing cotton near the top -
to mimic a rope tie.
Finishing with highlights of clear and brown glitter.
I made this from black 'Velvet Paper'.
It held its shape well but was a 'Devil' to stick!