Friday, August 1, 2014

Stack Art Tombstones

As I pulled out my pack of Stack Art and started layering the chipboard, I saw tombstones. I knew they would be perfect paired with some of the newest Halloween stamps Stampendous just released. 


I started by painting a DIY Bangle/3 Ring Circles craft ring with black acrylic paint. Next I wrapped it with strips cut from fiberglass screen window mesh. I have had a roll that DH saved for me sitting around my room for ages now. Love it for Halloween!


Next pull out your chipboard pieces from the Stack Art and start planning your tombstones. I'm going to show you a few techniques you can try to give you different effects and finishes.


I began by painting them with black acrylic paint. Next I stamped on them in Versamark and embossed with embossing powder. 

You can leave them like that or grunge them up. I added a coat of white acrylic paint and wiped it off, exposing the embossed stamped images. I went back and added drips of color from Gelatos. 

On two of the tombstones (see photo below), I painted the chipboard first with gesso. I dabbed my paintbrush to leave texture and allowed the gesso to dry. The gesso will resist the paint, so when I paint black paint on next and wipe it off it leaves a very light gray stone effect. Again I added drips of Gelato to color.


On the RIP stone to the left in the photo above, I added a few coats of Deep Impression Embossing Enamel and stamped into it. Next I painted it black, added drips of Gelatos and wiped it off. Isn't that a cool effect! The RIP is plastic alphabet stickers that I gessoed and painted. 

To grunge up the flowers and tone down the color, I mixed a bit of Deco Art Metallic Lustre in a spray bottle with water. I sprayed my paper flowers first with plain water and then sprayed a bit of the Metallic Lustre spray on them. For the centers of the flowers, I diecut adhesive circles from the scraps of adhesive sheets in the Stack Art kits. Yep, nothing goes to waste! Press them down in the center of the flowers, sprinkle on a bit of Spoonful of Midnight and emboss. 


I stamped, colored and fussy cut Tombstone Elements and Tombstone Owl. 

I painted sticks and added glitter to them while they were still wet. 


Supplies Used:
Stampendous (Tombstone Owl, Tombstone Elements, Black Glitter, Spoonful of Midnight, Stack Art, Deep Impressions Embossing Enamel)
Ranger Archival Ink
DecoArts Metallic Lustre (Black Shimmer)
Derwent Colored Pencils
Heidi Swapp Plastic Alphabet stickers (retired)
Prima Flowers
Gesso
May Arts ribbon
screen window mesh

26 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy graveyard! This is freaking AMAZING. Girl, you have really outdone yourself with this hauntingly fantastic wreath. LOVE it, and those tombstones are the perfect touch, especially with the aged look you have given them. TOTALLY dig your style.

Tenia Nelson said...

DUDE!!!!!! Totally AWESOME. Miss Lady!!! You are sooooooo creative!!! :)

Stampendous said...

This is so beyond awesome that there just aren't words. What a fantastic project! And you KNOW how I feel about Halloween... oh my! I think I must make this for my front door at home! It's just incredible! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Wendy!

barbara macaskill said...

Spookaliscious!! Must make one of these awesome decorations!! The tombstones are simply amazing and I am not even a real big fan of decorating for Halloween!! TFS!

Kathi said...

Brilliant to use the Stack Art tags as tombstones.

I do love your wreath. My favorite tombstone is the one where you stamped into the hot embossing powder. So cool.

cghundley said...

Such an amazing
creation! Love
all the elements
added to your
wreath, wonderful!
Carla from Utah

Greta said...

My jaw hit the floor! What a creative project--love the combination of beautiful flowers & lace with the Halloween images!

Lea said...

OMGeeee! Wendy, you have outdone yourself with this one! This is the coolest wreath I have ever seen and I hope you don't mind, but, I want to make one too!!!! I so love this! This is absolutely awesome!

Linsey said...

This festive wreath is frightfully fabulous!!! How cool are you!!! I just love it! Awesome and inspiring and totally unique!!! Thanks for sharing it for today's hop!!

Stampsnob said...

This is incredible I am glad you led me here thanks for your visit to my blog..........Lis

Paula Collins said...

I love Halloween also. This is the BOMB! I am drooling over this project. The owl and the tombstones are unreal. Now tiring to join your blog. I don't want to miss anymore of your talented work.

Chris said...

What a fantastic idea, I love how you used the stack art and made them part of. Bigger piece!

Suzi said...

I love all the ways you used your fun supplies! So much to learn!

snazzyjj said...

Love all the great details.

Judy said...

I love it!! This is such a great idea for using the kit. I think your little gravestones are awesome and your fussy cutting super. Thanks for sharing your project with us and how you put it together. HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Heather Thompson said...

That is just awesome looking, I'm in awe over that.

marylouh said...

A great wreath for the front door at Halloween. Love the skeleton holding the tombstone.
thanks for sharing a fun design.

BurningRubber said...

You had me at tombstones. LOL I love how they look and you are right they make wonderful tombstones.

JackieP Neal said...

Wendy- how cool is your wreath?!! I love the idea of the stacked tombstones!! Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing and all that spooky inspiration!

christi said...

cool twist on the stacks for the night of scare.

T said...

Ok , I love these tombstones. These could be a lot of fun for Halloween.

Janis said...

Very spooky and cool!!! Great Halloween deco!!!
<3 J

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Katie said...

Wow, what a neat way to use the stack art panels! I love what you did, how amazing the results are when you stamped into the deep embossing powder. Love everything! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Gavi Slutzkin said...

Really cute project, looks like it'd be a lot of fun to make!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Love your tombstones in the graveyard pieces!!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful! I love the haunting wreath, the stacked tombstones, the fussy cutting and the flowers with lace. Great the Halloween images! TFS.