Festive Tips & Techniques With Steampunk Spells
We just can't get enough Halloween inspiration! Get ready to bring some fun to your Friday with some amazing ideas from our Steampunk Spells collection! The word is out that Steampunk Spells is the must-have collection for Halloween crafts! Today we're going to share some gorgeous ideas that you're sure to love! There's an amazing upcycled tin by Denise Johnson. Then Maiko Miwa will share her heartwarming layout that includes a downloadable tutorial! We also have a big announcement to make! Today's Graphic 45 blog has everything you need to bring some festive fun to your day! Lets get to it!
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-Jackie Thompson: "Would love to win this prize have a project this would work great with."
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We begin today's happy Halloween inspiration with this amazing upcycled tin by Denise! Can you believe that she made this gorgeous creation from an old mint tin?! It just goes to show you what you can do with Steampunk Spells and a great imagination! This would look great as a festive piece of Halloween home decor. It would also make a perfect gift! Make your Halloween fabulous this year with some fun handmade crafts featuring Steampunk Spells! Here is what Denise had to say about this sweet creation!
"Alter an empty mint tin into a spooky treat complete with it’s very own coordinating mini-book.
Tip: Sand your tin really well, then paint with a good quality black paint (I use Golden Paints), being careful to NOT paint the lip of the tin that the lid closes onto (it might stick shut).
Let dry completely, then alter and embellish away!" -Denise
May Arts Ribbon Scraps
Empty Mint Tin (sanded and painted black)
Misc bits- beads, trinket pin, rhinestones
Distress Ink and Tool
Halloween is definitely a time for taking photos. Why not use some of your fun photos to create a gorgeous and memorable layout! Layouts are such a great way to commemorate your favorite moments! Here is Maiko's fantastic Steampunk Spells LO. You can see how Maiko blended lots of different Steampunk Spells papers and added lots of beautiful embellishments and sentiments. Steampunk Spells offers so many delightful embellishments such as Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and cardstock Banners like Maiko used in this amazing layout. With so many options, you're sure to find the perfect combination of goodies to bring your holiday crafts to life! If you love this layout as much as we do, then click on the link below to download Maiko's wonderful tutorial. Have fun!
Steampunk Spells Layout Tutorial:
Nevermore Frightful Folly
Steampunk Spells Banners Steampunk Spells Alphabet Stickers
Ornate Metal Label Holder Ornate Metal Keys
We hope you all had a lot of fun today, G45ers! Thank you so much for joining us. Be sure to stop by our blog on Monday because we'll be starting sneak peeks of our brand new collections! That's right, brand new Graphic 45 collections will be unveiled all next week! You'll also get a chance to win them before you can buy them! It's going to be so much fun. Don't miss out! Big thanks to Denise and Maiko for their beautiful creations today! We hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a terrific weekend!
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45