Crazy Birds Halloween

Crazy Birds are bringing in Halloween.  Keep scrolling down for a video tutorial of how to create a fast background with Copic refills.

Hello everyone!  I confess I have a problem.  A problem hoarding and buying crafting supplies.  I’ve spent the last 2 weeks purging my craft supplies for the upcoming trash and treasure sale at my LSS.  This is in addition to just tossing supplies in a bag that I no longer used or wanted over the last year.  OMG, my room doesn’t look any different and I have filled 3 blue IKEA bags. 1 bag filled with just stamps, 1 bag with just die cuts and 1 with all of the other stuff.  And I confess there is absolutely no reason to ever part with any of my papers or adhesives:)  And guarantee sometime this week, I’ll buy something else that’s brand new and sparkly because well you know, I just gotta have it!!

Well speaking of new (well if a month old supply is considered new), I managed to play around with the new stamp sets from Tim Holtz that coordinate with the Crazy Birds.  I was working on some class ideas and some background techniques and this is what I came up with.

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In my head, I call this bird Alabaster because I do believe all things need a name!  So I colored him up with Clean Color markers and did the background with alcohol ink refills.  I was going for the rubbing alcohol stamping technique with this background, but it turns out alcohol is a wonderful cleaner for old ink and well you can see the old ink came out loud and proud in the background.  Oh well things happen and I just went with it.  The pumpkin and his eyes received a generous coating of glossy accents.

Here is a video of how it looks with using rubbing alcohol (or colorless blender) on an alcohol inked background when it’s done properly:)

Copic Refills with Dauber and Mister from Shelby Thomas on Vimeo.

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Alabaster was popped up on the front with foam tape and the inside panel got some spider webs.

Well since I had all my crap out and my desk was already a disaster zone, I went ahead and played some more.

crazy bird halloween

I named this bird Stella, I mean she does look like a girl and to me looks like a Stella.  I flipped my materials this time around and colored her up with Copics and used distress inks and a piece of acetate to complete the background.  This time I stamped the spider web and embossed with a pale silver embossing powder.

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Inside of Stella’s card.

Well there you have some Halloween inspiration!  I hope your week is fabulous and see you back here soon!!


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