Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Mini Album using several Tim Holtz dies including Skull & Headstone with Opening Pages, Chunky Charm Dangle, and Handmade Paper Roses

Had a lot of fun making this one.  Every page folds out to multiple pages, there are over 30 tags.  Here are just a "ton" of photos and hopefully I can find my long lost camera and do a video soon.
Opening to the front

The tags remove from behind the frames for extra photos.

Each file has a magnet to help it stay closed
 A photo can fit behind the row of little tombstones if needed.  But that paper is almost too haunting to cover.
Turn the hand and ...

My favorite - the Arch "windows" are 3 layers of chipboard thick.  The resin Gargoyle frames are from Ebay as are the winged charms.  The hand and 2 headed twin cabochons are made from resin poured into silicone molds purchased from ebay, painted with black acrylic touched with gold Krylon paint pen.  The "veins" along the arch frames are simply hot glue.
Each large photo mat comes out of the red painted filigree for more photo storage and the fold out extension has a few flat magnets to keep everything lined up.

The blood "veins" are hot glue coated in Red Alcohol Inks and Stickles glitter glue.  Tim Holtz' wishbone and a little glass bottle altered with "ELIXER" and glued in cork.
The eyeball is a piece of dome resin that I painted on the backside.   The skull is 4 layers of chipboard that I cut around the eye in the bottom two layers to make the eye lay flat.  Dyed with Ranger Ink Dylusions and Color Wash sprays, cheesecloth pokes through the other eye.  The black roses I made using EK Success Retro Flower Punch and coated in Triple Thick to make them fairly hard (I hate squishy flowers).  The words "haunted" and "wicked" are from Tim Holtz dies, Handwritten Halloween thinlits.
 Using 2 large eyelets on each side, I added a length of thick, lightweight, black metal chain made by Blue Moon jewelry and then connected the two sides with a lime green ribbon.  All the other ribbons and fibers are from the tags.

 I was in a swap for a Halloween Chunky Charm Dangle (with Mini Album Scraps) and made one for myself!! The dangle clip is Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
This is a pile of most of the tags pulled out of the book but there were several more.  Tons of spots for journaling and little photos.


  1. Wwwooowww Lisa is a gorgeous mini album. Love all the dies and pages u made. Hugs X. Montano

  2. This is beyond amazing work. Love everything and admire all the hard work. Hope you find your camera, would love to learn some of the techniques. I also love the dangles....I always have to use ribbon and make something dangle from my work. Thanks for sharing HAPPY HALLOWEEN

  3. AWESOME!!! You are so talented!!!

  4. PINNED!!! LOVE those eyes and each page!

  5. Thanks all ... this was almost my favorite mini I've ever made ... was sooo fun