The Undertaker by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
New stamps from Katzelkraft have arrived at That's Crafty! and you know me I'm a sucker for new stamps! For this weeks make I of course had to ink one of them up and continue the Halloween theme.

Here's What I Did:

My background is a piece that I had a play with several months ago, it was just a practice piece at the time as I was playing about with Tim Holtz Pearl Alcohol Inks on a piece of black Alcohol Ink card at the time all did not go according to plan so I abandoned the piece into my "it might come in one day" pile. Fast forward to now and I rediscovered the piece and thought it might make a great background for a stained glass window effect, so to create that look I took my favourite Mandala stencil by That's Crafty! and stencilled using That's Crafty! Gloss Gel. Once that was totally dry, I left it overnight, I went over it all with black Distress ink. What I did find is that the Distress ink took ages to dry over the Pearl Alcohol Inks I would normally do this effect using Distress or Oxide ink which you could use also to achieve the same effect. I then glued it to the MDF coffin tag and carefully cut around it with a sharp knife.

I then went around the edge of the tag with Multi Surface black paint which gives it a nice matt finish around the edges.

I then stamped one of the fabulous images from Katzelkrafts new stamp set 'Les Humanoides' and coloured using a combination of alcohol ink pens and coloured pencils. this was then adhered to the tag using That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Adhesive.

I used some halloween spiders web to create the mist swirling around his feet and added some die cut bats. The final piece was to add "The Undertaker' words which are Tim Holtz Halloween quote chips that I have cut the edges of so it fits the coffin shape. 

Here's What I Used:
That's Crafty! MDF Coffin Tag, these come as part of a Halloween MDF Kit - HERE
Tim Holtz Pearl Alcohol Inks - assorted colours
That's Crafty! 8" x 8" Stencil - Mandala 
Distress Ink - Black Soot 
Katzelkraft Stamp Set - Les Humanoids  They come unmounted so if, like me, you like to mount them you will find the mounting foam HERE
Memento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black  (best ink when using alcohol ink pens)
Copic Alcohol Ink pens
Faux Spiders Web 
Bat Die 
Have a fabulous week and I will see you all next Tuesday
Amanda X

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  1. Fabulous , adore the backdrop ❤️❤️

  2. An amazing background Amanda and sets off the sppoky and quirky image so well. The misty effect is genius and looks fantastic.
    Fliss xx

  3. That gloss gel stencilling effect is pure magic - an amazing pyschedelic stained glass window backdrop for the ghost in his wonderful cloak. Love those misty cotton wool swirls too.
    Alison x


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