This week's Compendium of Curiosities challenge uses Claudine Hellmuth's Multi-Medium. (Instructions can be found on page 66.) This stuff is great as a glue cuz paper stuff doesn't curl or warp (unless it's really thin or you've used too much medium). First I punched a circle from Eclipse tape for my moon. I didn't want it to be distressed just yet. On the tag I used the following distress inks to create a spooky sky: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy, Milled Lavender, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Walnut Stain and Black Soot. Snow Cap Pigment Ink was used on the cloud stamp then I spritzed the whole tag with H2O. The edges were further distressed with brown and black.
The bare tree is a Sizzix die as is the ghost. The skull and crossbones are a small grungeboard element. These items got the multi-medium touch with some pages from the phone book and an encyclopedia. The tree has some brown distress ink on it then was run through the TH Woodgrain embossing folder. More distress inks were smushed over the raised areas. The ghost was distressed with Weathered Wood after a thin layer of Rock Candy Crackle paint dried; the arms have been pulled forward. The skull was touched up with Snow Cap Pigment Ink then also received a light coat of RCCP.
The fence was something I found in the clearance aisle after the holidays. It's meant to be for the Christmas villages but works well for fall. '31' is from The Paper Studio. The witch is a Martha Stewart punch. The moon has a bit of yellow, orange and red distress inks on it to make it resemble a harvest moon.
And if that's the case I will patent the idea! LOL