Monday, October 22, 2012

A little Halloween Boo Boo

Linda here with a little something in time for Halloween. She's more cute than scary so don't be afraid to continue on! 

She has such a beautiful face and it's so haunting with those goblins surrounding her. I couldn't resist using her for a little Halloween ATC (Artist Trading Card). She's a free clip art from Red Lead Paperworks but there are several places to download free clip art on the web.

I started out with Piccolo Card Decor Set #6. The little compressed book board pieces punch out of the background which is the perfect size for ATCs! I painted the edges with Adirondack Pitch Black Acrylic Paint Dabber.
I brushed on Globecraft Memories Glossy Glastique to adhere the clip art to the ATC backing then used a brayer to ensure good contact between the paper, Glastique and ATC background.
Glastique works as an adhesive as well as a sealer, so when the backing was dry (it doesn't take long) I brushed a coat of Glossy Glastique over the front of the ATC as well.
I put a second coat on the front when the first was dry. This gives the card a really nice glossy and protective finish. I set it aside to dry while I prepared some elements that would be added to the ATC.

I cut a pumpkin from my clip art sheet, glued it to cardstock backing with Glossy Glastique (remember, it is also an adhesive) then inked the edges lightly with Black Soot Distress Ink. I adhered this to a scrap of my Card Decor leftovers for added dimension and stability, then coated it with a fairly thick layer of Glossy Glastique (it's also a clear-drying dimensional adhesive). This will give the pumpkin some pizazz when dry.
While the pumpkin is drying (I placed him under my Ott Lite for additional help in drying) I punch out a cat from Piccolo Card Decor Set #5. It's nice to have several Card Decor sets on hand so you can mix and mingle the pieces to get the look you want.

I used our new Piccolo Cool-Set Enameling Gel, Mars Black, on the cat and I must say he came out nice and very black - perfect for a Halloween cat! I added several small dots of Piccolo Cool-Set Enameling Gel, Cobalt Turquoise, for his collar. I also used our new Piccolo Cool-Set Enameling Gel, Metallic Silver, on some corners I punched out, but opted not to use them on this project.
I printed out the words 'Boo" in several sizes, cut them out and edged them with the Black Soot Distress Ink as well. When the pumpkin and the black cat were dry I adhered it all to the ATC. This is actually the first ATC I've made that I can remember and I quite enjoyed it. She turned out pretty darn cute!
In addition to being traded with a friend, she could be used as an embellishment on a scrapbook layout or punch two holes in the top, string some wire or ribbon and use her as a knob hangar.

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