Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Halloween Decor Skellie Style!

When I first saw Stampendous' new Seated Skeleton stamp, I knew that I had to use it to create some home decor. Once I got started, this project took on a life of its own!

Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Seated Skeleton (W211) Rubber Stamp
Beware Witch (QS5038) Stamp Set
Pumpkin People (SSC1321) Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Moroccan Mesh Stencil (FM44086)
Aged Bronze Frantage Embossing Enamel (FREG042)
Mixed Media White Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaMark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
5" x 7" Canvas Board
Black Media® Black Gesso by DecoArt®
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
Media® Liquid Glass by DecoArt®
Tim Holtz® Regions Beyond Paper Stash® by Idea-ology
Shadow Grey Archival™ Ink
Fall Words Die Set by Frantic Stamper
White Chipboard Frames by Technique Tuesday
Tim Holtz® Occasions Small Talk Stickers by Idea-ology®
Copic® Markers:
   Floor: E21, E23, E25, W1
   Chair: E23, E25, E27, E29, E49, V17, BV09
   Tabl: E23, E25, E29, E29
   Candlelabra: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
   Candles: V15, V17
   Cat: N4, N6, N7, N8, RV42, RV95
   Book Covers: V17, BV09, YR04, E35, E39, R56, R59, G85, YR04, YR27
   Book Pages: E81, E84
   Skeleton: T00, T0, T1, E40, YR31
   Hat: N6, N7, N8, YR04, YR07
Copic® Airbrush System
Eclipse Tape by JudiKins

  1. Cover canvas board with black gesso, let dry, and set aside.
  2. Cut Mixed Media paper to 4.75" x 5.75".
  3. Stamp Skeleton scene onto white cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape.
  4. Fussy-cut the Eclipse Tape version and place its counterpart on the white cardstock.
  5. Using repositionable adhesive, adhere scrap paper horizontally over the image panel.
  6. Airbrush RV91 over the image panel.
  7. Brush Shadow Grey Archival ink over the Moroccan Mesh stencil to add visual interest to the "walls". The popular make-up brushes work fabulously with inks and metal stencils.
  8. Remove the horizontal strip of paper and make sure all the adhesive is gone before creating a wooden floor with Copic markers.
  9. Edge the image panel with Archival Ink.
  10. Remove and reserve the mask over the rest of the image then continue to color the image with Copic markers.
  11. Stamp the cat from the Beware Witch Cling set onto white cardstock. 
  12. Stamp the female pumpkinhead from the Pumpkin People Perfectly Clear Stamp set onto white cardstock.
  13. Color both images with Copic markers.
  14. Trim the Poe image from the patterned paper and color with Copic markers.
  15. Brush all three frames with Media Black Gesso and heat set. 
  16. Press all three frames into a VersaMark ink pad, add Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel, and heat set.
  17. Repeat step 13 until the desired finish is achieved.
  18. Adhere the frames over the cat, pumpkin head, and Poe portrait.
  19. Using the Halloween die from the Fall Words Die Set, cut black cardstock.
  20. Use Matte Medium to adhere the image panel to the canvas board. Let dry.
  21. Brush Matte Medium over the image panel. Let dry.
  22. Use the Matte Medium to adhere the title, the framed images, and the Chit-chat sticker strip. Let dry.
  23. Brush Matte Medium over the entire piece. Let dry. Repeat.
  24. Fill the frames with Liquid Glass and let dry overnight.


  1. Love this project soooo much!! It's spooky and delightful!! Great job, Kathi!!

  2. Hi Kathi, you know how much I admire you and love all your cards, but this one is just sooooooo great and awesome!!!! I can't resist to leave you a little message today! :)
    LOVE this scene so much!!!! :D
    Thank you my friend.