Having a Halloween party this year?
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Want to bump it up a notch?
Use stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps!
to create a witches work haven that could make your skin tingle!
Gather bottles and jars. Sources are yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores and your very own kitchen. The collection in this post is from all the above. Remove all labels.
A couple of the jar lids had writing on them. For this project I covered them with twine that had been dipped in glue and wrapped around the lid. Set aside to dry. Being impatient, in the oven they went at 150 degrees (for about 1/2 hour) watching them closely as not to burn them.
Go through your Viva Las Vegastamps! and find some that would make great labels for witches potions, tonics or poison. Not all are typical Halloween stamps, the possibilities are only limited by the imagination. In a word processing program plan layouts and wording for the labels. All images here were stamped using Memories™ Black Dye Inkpad on ivory card stock.
A pinch of Dust on Broom for a smoother ride.
On printed label stamp VLVS Dog Witch on Broom, color dog and broom with brown COPICS. Crystal lacquer the dog, hat and broom bristles. Sprinkle glitter on the broom bristles while the lacquer is wet. Set aside to dry. Distress with brown ink. Spritz label with iridescent mist. Adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape. Put glitter in jar for magic dust!
On printed label stamp VLVS Dragon Breathing Fire, crystal lacquer the fire using pastel pink and orange. Set aside to dry. Distress with brown ink. Add red COPIC just below dragon's eye add green to the body. Spritz with iridescent mist. Adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape. Cork jar to keep dragons breath inside!
EYE OF CAT
Print label, distress with brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar using VLVS Miracle Tape. Stamp VLVS Cat and Bat Jack o Lantern, fussy cut image, with pastel orange crystal lacquer fill in the face of the pumpkin around eyes, nose and mouth, set aside to dry. Color stem brown, attach to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape. Fill jar with chocolate foil wrapped eyes!
Print label, distress with brown ink, spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape. Stamp VLVS Frog Walking with Sign, fussy cut FROG ONLY. Color frog with COPICS - green tones, then cover with crystal lacquer and set aside to dry. Stamp VLVS Crown, use VLVS Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder, fussy cut image, then embellish crown with Robins Nest Dew Drops, punch hole in crown (top center) and attach to bottle neck with twine. Attach dry Frog to the label with VLVS Miracle Tape. Fill bottle with liquid potion!
For the deadliest potions and spells!
Print label, distress using brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape. Stamp VLVS Skull and Crossbones and fussy cut. Color face with red COPIC (leave teeth and crossbones white) use VLVS Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. Adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape. Fill jar with color liquid!
WITCH WART BALM
Every morning liberally rub over warts to keep ugly and hairy.
Guaranteed to enhance witchy beauty within hours.
On printed label stamp VLVS Wicked Witch with Broom (small). Note: Only ink top half of the stamp. Use VLVS Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder on the witch. Color face and hands with green COPICs. Distress with brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape. Fill jar with key lime yogurt!
Test Subject #13
Survived 13.13 minutes
WOOL OF BAT
For use in hair growth spells.
Use cautiously, bodily hair could lengthen.
Print label, distress with brown ink and spritz iridescent mist, adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape. Stamp VLVS Cat and Bat Jack o Lantern, fussy cut bat mouth ONLY and crystal lacquer bat, then set aside to dry. When dry adhere to jar with VLVS Miracle Tape. Fill jar with hair from your favorite dog's brush!
Stewart Superior Memories Black Ink
Stewart Superior Memories Mist Iridescent
Sakura Hobby 3D Crystal Lacquer Pink & Orange
Ivory card stock - labels
COPICS - greens, browns, red
Brown ink for aging
Other decoration suggestions:
Mortar and Pestle
Candy - Eyes, worms, eggs
Glitter - Flying Dust
Witches Brew cup & smoke
More old bottles and anything else that you can think of!
Fill Bottles and Jars:
Candy - Eyes, worms, eggs
Glitter - Flying Dust
For more Halloween party projects check out these VLVS DT posts:
Get more inspiration on the VLVS Blog
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One last thought...
don't you think these labels in this post would make great cards?
I am going to make a set this week...
watch for them on VLVS Facebook page!!!!
Have fun with your Halloween projects,
this is Lyneen signing off...
until next time have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!