Sunday, September 18, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps September Preview, Day 3

It's Day 3 of the September Release Previews at Waltzingmouse Stamps!  Today we are previewing a new Halloween set called Hocus Pocus, which will be released on Monday, September 19th at 2:00 PM EST.  Oh how I love Claire's magical spin on Halloween!

I have a love for everything folk art.  Warren Kimble's prints can be found in quite a few spots at my house.   I found a little pumpkin basket for $1.00, and for some reason my mind wandered to images like these...


Which led me to making this...


Heeeee!  I can't even explain why?! 

This is what the basket started out like:


I stamped Hocus Pocus onto the wood using Stazon Jet Black ink.  I only bought 1 pumpkin so I figured I had 2 shots at it (the front and back!)  Luckily it worked out on the first try!  I used a foam brush to paint on Plaid's Folk Art acrylic paint in Vintage White.  Since it was square-shaped, I could get in pretty close to the sentiment and make a "mouth" shape.

After 2 coats dried, I covered it with Tim Holtz "Picket Fence" Crackle Paint (on just the pumpkin), and then with a smaller brush, added some "Rock Candy" Crackle paint over the mouth.


Took out some Distress inks in Antique Linen, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo and rubber over the edges and enhanced some of the crackle.  Searched high and low for just the right mismatched and crazy buttons!  The orange ones are from Papertrey Ink, and the black and corduroy ones are from my "vintage" stash.  I wanted a rusty bell for his nose, but settled on this mini clothespin that I stained darker brown.  I even used Tim Holtz's new Antique Linen Distress Stain (thanks, Anya!) to make my ribbon more grungy!



Used PTI's Tiny Tags die, and stamped it with the crow and fence post from Hocus Pocus.  The leaves are a fuzzier felt from JoAnn's that I cut with PTI's Bloom Builder's #1 die.  I just cut off all of the petals except for 3 and strung those together.  At this point, Jason arrived home and I asked for a wire cutter.  He said he didn't think I should be using a wire cutter, but relented when I said I'd only make 2 snips :)!  The copper wire is courtesy of HIS stash!

Reminder!  Tomorrow is the day that these 4 new sets will be released in the Waltzingmouse Stamps store!  Claire will reveal the sets on her blog at 1:00 PM EST, and then the store will open at 2:00 PM EST.  Then join the Design Team for the Blog Waltz, for a chance to win a fabulous prize! 

Off to visit THESE blogs since I can't get enough of Hocus Pocus!  Here are the DT members who will be playing along today!


Supplies:
Stamps:  Hocus Pocus (available Sept. 19) and"boo" from Halloween Party, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Tim Holtz Distress inks in Black Soot, Antique Linen, Tea Dye,Vintage Photo
Other:  wooden pumpkin basket (AC Moore store), Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Antique Linen, Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Picket Fence and Rock Candy, Plaid Folk Art acrylic paint in Vintage White, foam brush, gingham ribbon, buttons, copper wire, mini clothespin, Bloom Builders #1 die and Tiny Tags die, both from Papertrey Ink, felt from JoAnn's, cream embroidery floss

26 comments:

Pauline said...

This is wonderful! Love this creepy pumpkin basket, it's a great piece of home decor for the season! Love all the mis matched buttons too!

Helen said...

Ah, this is super cute! Wow, such an original little fella - I love the buttons you used as eyes and the crackle texture you've given him works so well. The sentiment looks perfect for his mouth. Amazing job on the previews Kelly - really enjoying your creations x

Jen Adcock said...

Crazy cool! Tim Burton eat your heart out!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh this is just scrumptious Kelly, I LOVE folk art and I think you just captured the feel perfectly, this is just wonderful!! Hugs!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh my gosh, Kelly - this is fabulous - so Tim Burtonesk. So creative and scrumptiously creepy. A wonderful project to highlight this set!

snowbear said...

Very folk artsy! Great use of the hocus pocus stamp!

anya said...

OH Kelly. I can't even begin to describe how much I love this! Every single detail is amazing, it is sheer perfection. You and I are cut from the same cloth - I love stuff like this! Gotta show you the fabric pumpkins my mom makes! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Kelly, I LOVE this!! Very Tim Burton"ish"!

Robin Cooper said...

Vey cute!! Thanks!

Niki Estes said...

Kelly, this is so neat! What a great altered piece!

Kate W. said...

Was the hesitation with the wire cutter because of the knofe incident awhile back? You know I can relate there sista! I love the vintage quirkiness of your pumpkin! It's adorable. Definitely one of the highlights of this release!!

Rachel W K said...

such a cool project! And I love love the picture you posted, those are very cool pumpkins! The hocus pocus stamp looks so eery and vintage, i love this pumpkin :)


-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Julia Aston said...

Oh Kelly!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this wonderful pumpkin! The paint looks great - the felt leaves - funky buttons - Did I say I LOVE it???? Great job on this!!

Romaine said...

I love this! I love the wonky, pleated eyes and the clothespin nose! Fab!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Unbelievably creative and so Cute!

cbuswell said...

brilliant!!! I just LOVE it!!

Cathy Weber said...

After reading other comments, I realized what this reminds me of...and it is Tim Burton! This is brilliant and you used so many different things to make it. That crackle paint was the show stopper though. REally great again today Kelly. Loved it.

Carol E said...

what a wonderful project, thank you for sharing it.

Susan Hogan said...

This is definitely fun! Wowsers, Kelly a real show stopper!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so amazing - definitely my favorite project along the way today! I love folk art and you take it to another level! Great job!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!!! I *LOVE* it!!!! I really like the folky spin on halloween, and you executed this project PERFECTLY!!!

Debgem said...

Wow! Just fantastic!!! I love the crackle finish on the pumpkin and the eyes are crazy!! Awesome work!

Jeanne J said...

Kelly your pumpkin is so cool! This reminds me of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas (my fave movie)! I love how you used ordinary things and turned them into something EXTRA ORDINARY! I hope you smile every year when you bring it out!

Laura Isham said...

Love this quirky little guy!

Cheryl Winget said...

How fun is that little basket. Just want to hug it! :)

twinsmom515 said...

Cute! I love ALL of your pumpkins!