happy halloween...a tutorial 28

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 10:14 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! I was feeling artsy and created so I pulled out an art journal and had so much fun creating a couple of Halloween themed pages.
I was inspired by the current A Vintage Journey where the challenge is to create a project in an art journal while incorporating any Tim Holtz techniques, style or products. I combined a variety of Tim Holtz stencils, paints, industrious stickers, tissue paper, and a stamp to create my two art journal pages:
Lots of layers and layers:

I took a few step shots along the way, sharing my creative process:
step 1:
create a collaged tissue paper background then apply light random coat of white gesso:
step 2:
randomly stencil Halloween words:
step 3:
randomly apply various Distress Paints:
step 4:
place stencil where desired then apply embossing fluid followed with embossing powder, heat:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Scrap Africa  sketch challenge:
and for color inspiration, I joined along with the ColourQ colour challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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28 Sweet Comments So Far:

Ros Crawford said...

What fun pages! Love the green in there!

Marjan said...

Well done! The white in the webs suggests those thick spiderwebs you see in horrorfilms :) Love your pages!

Sue Lelli said...

Love the subtle effects for Halloween!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow...these are fabulous Mona! Love the subtle Halloween colouring too and all the wonderful textures and layers! Beautiful! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Redanne said...

A stunning page Mona! I love the subtle way you show the spider's web and those spooky words. You have managed to create a spooky background but you made it look beautiful and stylish all at the same time!.

Thank you so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey, it is always lovely to see you there! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa Elton said...

Love that you softened the colors Mona, this is incredible!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your pages are so very awesome. I love all the texture, stenciling and colors - okay, all but maybe the spider (heebeegeebees)! But what would a web be without it's spider?! I love your pages.

Sylvia said...

Fun journaling pages, Mona, they are really wonderful! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

Jo said...

Such a lovely art journal page Mona! I love the colours & that spider is fantastic . Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa :)

Nolene Burnett said...

Gorgeous work! I love all your layers and amazing texture. Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa and for sharing your process.

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning!! The texture and colors are so fabulous!! And what an awesome tutorial, too!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

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Matilde said...

Lovely pages!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fun pages, Mona!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fun pages, Mona!

Arantzazu said...

Fab art journal pages Mona!
Love the soft colors with Halloween details! Great!
Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

Words and Pictures said...

Love all the layers, Mona - what great spooky pages. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx

Unknown said...

Magnífico trabajo y tutorial!!!, me encanta todo el conjunto!!!. Muchísimas gracias por acompañarnos en Scrap África!!. Un abrazo Mona! :)

Samra said...

Simply splendid journal pages! Love those spiders and a great way to create spider web!

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Pauline said...

Fabulous pages, I love the colours, and the wonderful textures you have created!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Absolutely stunning in spite of those creepy spiders!

Greta said...

So artistic, Mona--stunningly beautiful project!

Salla said...

Beautiful pages with many gorgeous layers & a lovely subtle color palette. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!

Marie Friant said...

Wowww I love this!!!!! It is gorgeous!!!! Love your texture background & colors!!!! Thank you for playing with us @Scrap Africa!

Joanna said...

amazing project!!! thanks for taking part in Scrap Africa challenge!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Mona, I always love to see layers added to a design and your layered elements are gorgeous. Love the texture too. Thank so much for joining in the Vintage Journey challenge . Tracy x

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Such sweet subtle Halloween project; so inviting without fear {smile}. I love the artistic layering and thank you Mona for sharing your how-to. Thank you very much for playing along at Scrap Africa ....join us again in the current mood board challenge. Happy sweet days to you Mona :)
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Оля Чикета \ Olya Chyketa said...

So cute spiders! Just stunning pages! Thank you for joining us in Scrap Africa!

Julia Aston said...

what wonderful spooky pages Mona - love all the texture and splashes of Halloween colors! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey challenge! Julia xx

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