Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Enameled Stamping

StudioL3 Challenge 20 from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 is Enameled Stamping, please turn to page 44!
I decided to keep it simple and spooky - it took a few experiments to get the effect I was looking for while still being able to see the image of the creepy kid and the word Haunted.  The best results I found were to start the layering with those two stamps and use a light colored ink for their background.  I also removed some of the embossing powder from that layer to give it a more ethereal scratchy look. For the details of the technique see Tim's book - no spoilers! ;)
Are you haunted?  I'd love to hear your tales of the spooky!


  1. Love your tag using this technique! Trace x

  2. Stunning tag! Love the eerieness of the kid in combination with the spooky backdrop.

  3. Yep, creepy! And yet well executed. Great tag!

  4. This is great! Love that spooky effect :)

  5. I can't figure out how you did it, but it's awesome!!! Yes...creepy...like the doll who's eyes follow you everywhere!!!

  6. Wow, this is great! I love the background! And isn't it funny how just one word determines the whole direction for the tag!? A different word and we probably wouldn't think it looked creepy at all!