Friday, September 16, 2011

Vintage Halloween Wands

I was recently asked to contribute an article to the online magazine, Papers and Pixels. If you haven't heard of it, you really need to check it out! Each issue is chock full of fantastic projects, perfect for the paper crafter, digital crafter, and everyone in between!

For my project, I decided to create a trio of vintage Halloween wands, using images from Artistic Outpost's Halloween Treats stamp collection. The central images were stamped on watercolor paper, then colored with Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks (wish I'd had those new colors!) and embellished with Rock Candy, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and  Dusty Concord Distress Stickles.

They were mounted on scalloped circles that were made from Tim Holtz's Kraft Resist paper. They were next layered onto rosettes made using the Sizzix Rosette die and Kraft Resist paper that was colored using Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint Distress Stains and Wild Plum Colorwash. Finally, they were adhered to scalloped circles cut from Core-dinations Distress Collection paper. The ribbons were all dyed with Distress Stains or Adirondack Colorwash.

For full instructions, be sure and check out this month's issue of Papers and Pixels. The photo tutorial will also be posted on the Artistic Outpost blog in the future - I'll keep you updated!

All materials used can be found at Inspiration Emporium, via the links above. Don't forget - when you use my coupon code - stamptramp - you will receive 10% off of your order!

Have a fun and creative weekend!


  1. Shelly, I just love your style! These are absolutely adorable!!

  2. These are so COOL! Love 'em!!!

  3. Hi Shelly. These vintage wands are so cool! I love incorporating crepe paper into "vintage" stuff because it makes it look so much more like the real deal! Great designs. They're awesome! <3 Candy

  4. looks like those did a little time travel from the late 50's to now! so cool, love it!


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