Monday, October 10, 2011

Altered Trading Block-Halloween

This ATB is done for a swap on the Chubby ATB group. It actually started out as another piece.... But the background made for a great beginning for this block. 

This is the 'Poe' side. Ten Seconds metal with an image of Edgar from a free Halloween Craft sampler from

This side has pieces cut from paper I embossed using Tim's new Halloween embossing folder. I ran the paper through the folder, using a white China marker (it's kind of waxy to create a resist) I went over the high points of the lettering. I spread Twig Distress Ink over the folder, placed the paper aback in and ran it through the Vagabond again. Wiped off ink from the raised part and got this cool look. I cut the words I wanted out, and placed them behind a piece of acetate which I had run through the Rays and Circles texture fade.

 The base of the block was painted with a Black Dabber by Ranger. I cut 'stamps' from foam using the Gears & Clock dies, and stamped onto the black using silver & white dabbers. Remember it was starting out as another piece. Since there are so many layers, you don't really notice that, but it's there.


Diana said...

so very very cool. i too have been bad today and not doing what i should be doing!!

Jan Hoefler said...

Missusg, Thank you! Bad you say? Pish! I've been bad for the last 2 weeks with NO end in sight!