Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween Eileen Hull Journal

Hello and Happy Halloween!! I have a final treat for you today; no tricks I promise! I whipped up a spooktacular little book using Eileen Hull's ever so versatile Journal Die and lots of Tim Holtz dies and stamps.


The journal covers I first colored with multiple colors of Distress Oxide Inks in yellows, oranges and greens. I really love how the Oxides blend and react with water. Spritzing, sprinkling and dabbing got me the texture I desired. For the front cover overlay, I cut a piece of mixed media paper to fit so it was inset a bit from the edges. I used black, purple and grey inks to blend the background and make it gradate from dark to light. The Tim Holtz Stamping Platform made it easy to position the haunted house, tree etc. stamps and ensure even stamping coverage. I then cut the eyes and word out with the Frightening Faces and Alphanumeric, Cutout Lower die sets before glueing it onto the journal front.

The back has stamping and a cutout from the Cobweb die for embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to visit Eileen's blog and check out the other posts for this month! All month the Inspiration Team has been sharing fall and Halloween projects. =) I am also adding this journal to the October Mini Album Makers Challenge.

Eileen Hull Sizzix
Journal ( Sizzix / SB )

Tim Holtz - Frightening Faces Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz - Alphanumeric, Cutout Lower Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz - Cobweb Sizzix )

Tim Holtz stamp set - Mini Halloween 2
Tim Holtz stamp set - Haunted House
Tim Holtz stamp set - Halloween Cutouts
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, Orange Blossom
Distress Inks - Black Soot, Dusty Concord
Distress Oxide Inks - Black Soot, Shaded Lilac, Weathered Wood, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Spray Stain - Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron
Sizzix mat board
Halloween Idea-ology charms (from a few years ago)
A Jillian Vance Design Pear Pins
gold embossing powder
Versamark Ink Pad (for embossing moon)

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  1. Adorable project! Love the faces & cover... those charms are a great touch too! TFS!

  2. This is wonderful! THanks for sharing

  3. That yellow color really sets this project off- lots of cool techniques!


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