Monday, October 8, 2012

Looking Into The Past- Halloween Basket

Hi Everyone,
Aside from Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love everything about it. I love the decorations, the costumes, the make-up and of course, the candy. Every year from the time my children were infants, I spent weeks designing and making each of their Halloween costumes. With all of that time and effort I put into making their costumes each year, I couldn’t let them collect their candy in store bought bags! I used to love watching them run up to our neighbor’s doors, push their candy baskets forward and scream “Trick or Treat!” Once we got back to our house, my kids would pour their baskets of goodies onto the kitchen table and we would sort through all of it to make sure it was safe for them to eat.
Through the years, my children’s trick or treat baskets went from something very simple like a bag sewn from matching material, to hand stamped and painted baskets, depending on what their costumes were for that year.
This project was created years ago so the stamps will no longer be available, but as I have stated before any project that I have shared in my "Looking into the Past" posts can be recreated with the stamps that are on the market today.
So, if you ever come across a project that was made years before, don't cast it off and think that you can never make another one. Just because your supplies may be different, the techniques that are involved remain the same!
Thanks for joining me. Until next time…
Crafty hugs,
Stampin’ Queen Creations
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  • Miss October and Cat S-164 from Close To My Heart
  • Trick or Treat (word stamp) from Penny Black
  • Spider 612-A from All Night Media
  • Bats A-224 from Hero Arts
  • Wood basket from Provo Craft
  • White copy paper
  • Versacolor pigment inkpad- black and purple from TSUKINEKO Inc.
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Aleene’s Premium-Coat Acrylic Paints- True Orange, True Lime
  • Aleene’s Instant Decoupage Matte Finish
  • Paintbrush
  • Foam brush
  • Micron pen- black
  • Prismacolor Color Pencils
  • Ribbon- orange and green
  • Exacto knife
  • Heat tool

Step 1. Using a paintbrush, paint lid of basket with orange acrylic paint. Paint handle and top rim of basket with green acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.
Step 2. Stamp witch and cat onto white copy paper. Color both images with color pencils and cut out. Next stamp bats and spider along handle, top rim and lid of basket with black pigment pad. Emboss all images with clear powder.
Step 3. Stamp “Trick or Treat” on lid of basket with purple pigment inkpad and emboss with clear powder. Apply instant decoupage with foam brush to lid, lay stamped images down and apply decoupage over images. Be sure to work fast. Instant decoupage dries quickly.
Step 4. Cover entire lid, handle and top rim with decoupage. Let dry, then repeat the step. When basket is completely dry, add ribbon bows to each side of handle. Add stitch marks to lid with Micron pen.


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