Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Artist Trading Block Tutorial with Tombow!

EDITED:  I am excited to share that this project has landed me a finalist spot for the TOMBOW Design Team!  Check back and see my second project on November 21st!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year!  I love to create cute, not spooky decorations for my house. This Eileen Hull Artist Trading Block project has been one of my favorites this season. I hope you enjoy - now on to my project!

Halloween themed papers - green pattern, black handwriting, orange gingham, white scrolls and black and orange clocks and yellow pattern.
Buttons - 2 white, 4 black and 2 purple
Rhinestones - 2 purple, 2 green, 2 amber and 2 black
Ruler, pencil, scissors, white paint pen, paper trimmer, 2 mini wooden spools, silver craft paint and paint brush, Old Paper Distress Ink Pad,

1.) Die cut two sets of each size block from mat board with die cutting machine.  Pre-fold all scores.  Color edges and folds on largest block green, on second largest orange and on smallest black.

2.) Measure and cut green pattern paper to fit on five sides and black handwriting paper on one side of largest block.  Measure and cut orange gingham paper to fit on six sides of second largest block.  Measure and cut four strips of white scroll paper 1/2" by 12" for second to smallest block.  Measure and cut black and orange clock paper to fit six sides of smallest block.  Draw and cut 2 bat wings and 2 bat ears from black and orange clock paper.  Draw and cut 1 jack-o-lantern mouth from yellow patterned paper.  Draw and cut 3 section of Frankenstein hair, small rectangle and crooked mouth from black handwriting paper. 

3.) Attach block pieces (according to package directions) with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive Runner.  Attach papers to blocks with Xtreme Permanent Adhesive Runner.  Paint wooden spools with silver paint, let dry.

4.) Attach 2 black buttons to second to smallest block using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.  Crumple white scroll paper strips and distress with Old Paper Distress Ink.  Attach strips to block using Xtreme Permanent Adhesive Runner by wrapping strips around block, covering all surfaces.  

5.) Attach bat wings and ears; nose, mouth and leaves of jack-o-lantern; Frankenstein hair, eyebrow and mouth with Tombow Scrapbook Adhesive Dot Runner.  

6.) Attach button and rhinestone eyes and spools with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, let dry.  Draw Frankenstein scar with black marker and bat mouth with white paint pen.

7.) Attach blocks together with Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs.

Here are some detailed shots:

Display and enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth


Laura Kelly said...

I love this! It is spectacular!

Carisa said...

Omgosh, this turned out TOO cute to spook! I love it! Great job and good luck on the DT!