Hello! It’s Tuesday, so it’s my turn to share a Halloween project for the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft Halloween series. If you missed my post on the 1st, several crafters that love Halloween are posting projects for this haunting time of year throughout the month on specific days. My day is Tuesday. We’re posting on various platforms, but I have the links to all the ladies participating at the bottom of my post. You can also check out our hashtag, #tilldeathdouscraft .
Full disclosure. My project today isn’t the most Halloween thing I could come up with, but given our series’ title, and the fact that the fantastic stamp I used today arrived on my doorstep last week, I just needed to use it. It totally works for Halloween, but it’s something I personally would wear all year long. Yup. I said wear. Take a look…
I used the amazing 6×6 Floral Skull Background Stamp from Erin Lee Creative to create a pendant with shrink plastic. I love using stamps to make pendants, and if you’ve been a follower of mine for a while, you have probably seen me do this before. Since this stamp is so huge, I know it would make an amazing pendant, plus the coordinating die leaves a pretty substantial edge around the image, which makes the pendant a bit larger when it’s complete.
You can see how large it is in my hand. It’s a fantastic size. I stamped it with StazOn ink, and colored it with colored pencils. Nothing fancy…just Crayolas and a really old set of Heidi Swapp pencils. I also punched 2 large holes into the piece before I shrunk it with my heat tool. I added a couple of jump rings and strung it on to a gold colored ball chain. Honestly, I’d like to take it off the ball chain and make a simple beaded necklace for it, but I ran out of time.
The pendant hangs really well despite the holes being at different heights. I made sure it would sit nicely before I punched the holes. I love how this turned out, and I look forward to making more, with different color variations. So what do you think? Is this strictly Halloween, or do you think it’s wearable all year? Given my aesthetic, I’ll definitely wear it all year, but I know that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Don’t forget to check out our hashtag, #tilldeathdouscraft to see more projects from this special Halloween series. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a spooktacular day!
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Alison Heikkila (that’s me!)
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