Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Poisons for My Pal...Bwahahahahahaha!

My good friend and graphics coordinator at Stampendous, Laura Weed, reeeeeaaaaallly gets into Halloween, and anything with witches (both good and bad). She was so excited when Stampendous released a couple of sets of tiny Halloween-inspired images (Halloween Charms and Poison Labels), and wanted someone to create something fab with these sets. Design Team Member, Asia King, did an amazing project HERE, which reminded me of what I'd originally had in mind to create.

My oldest son is diabetic, so I talked him into giving me several of his empty insulin vials. I washed them, removed the labels, and then the fun  began!

Vial #1 in the top picture, has a sprinkling of Trick or Treat, Lime, and Purple Color Fragments inserted, along with a small amount of Beacon Fast Finish. When shook up, it distributed the fragments all over the bottle. I small tattered bit of burlap wraps the vial, a bright green tag is adhered along with a Houndstooth Gem from Paper Studio. The top is a piece of May Arts web wrapped in waxed cording.

Vial #2 has a label stamped in Black StazOn ink on a piece of packaging tape. Versamark ink was smudges on various sections and Aged Black and Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamels were heated over the surface, and the cap (a large metal brad fastener). A tiny tag was tied on at the top.

Vial #3 has the Insectodeth label stamped on tissue and decoupaged onto the vial with Beacon Fast Finish. Inside are some wispy pieces of cotton for a web, and the tiny spiders stamped on acetate with StazOn, and tucked inside. A bit of a twig is the plug on the top. Jute twine is wrapped around, and Aged Green Embossing Enamel is heated at the base of the  bottle.

Finally, I covered a paper maché box with creepy papers, distressed around the edges, and plenty of Fran•táging and encrusting with more embossing enamels and Color Fragments. A small pad of black velvet was inserted in the box as the padding to protect these concoctions.

I have to say that I really enjoyed creating this project, and I'm hoping that Laura will add it to her collection of design team creations in her office. I know no one else who would love to receive a box of poison than my favorite witch, Laura:

Picture of Laura that I've had on my phone for years!

1 comment:

StampendousGraphics said...

So true!! And I thank you for the fabulous treasure! It will, indeed, join my shelf of designer yumminess now and every Halloween!! Now... Who to poison....