Friday, October 17, 2014

"In Disguise" Halloween Album

Have you checked out the October challenge at the Inspiration Journal? The theme is "In Disguise!" and we want to see you use something in a way that is different from its usual intent. You have all month to join in by linking up your project to the challenge post. You may just win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium! My first project is HERE and I had so much fun altering the old mailer I had in my stash that I did another one. Here is the original (very ancient) packaging:

I had to use several coats of gesso to cover up the printing and prime the surface. Here's the end result though:


I used a ton of my Sizzix dies from my stash (see the list below) as well as using some new fun things like the Distress Stain SPRAYS!! Oh my goodness I really love them! I was a bit on the fence because I could see their inherent convenience factor but the thrifty side of me said, "Just keep decanting the stains you have into the mini mister bottles. Why do you have to buy more when you already have that color?" The spray pattern is different though and they really are easier to use! I shall expand my color collection of them. I also made good use of stencils and the Ranger Texture Paste. I do like how well the Texture Paste absorbs color, whether ink or paint.

Here are some closeups of the inside parts:

I hope you head on over to Inspiration Journal and check out the In Disguise! challenge.

I am also entering this in the Sizzix Halloween Challenge and The Craft Hoarders Anonymous Happy Fall Y'all challenge.

Thanks for checking out my project! Most of the supplies I used for this can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)


  1. I love it !! LOL ... I've saved some of those for projects too !

  2. this is stunning!!! LOVE LOVE this!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  3. Very Creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. Great Halloween project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. This is so great! I love that you made that ugly folder thingie into such a cool project! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. Talk about a total transformation - this is immense! LOVE what you've created. Jenny x


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