Halloween Horrors

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The October Challenge at Our Creative Corner…….

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Forget cute cats and smiling pumpkins….

we want….

For this Halloween share with us some horror inspired creations that
are sure to send shivers down our spines.

Bring out your most grotesque stamps and embellishments….
….or perhaps take on the challenge of finding a way to transform pretty stamps into something macabre.j
Reach for the grungiest colours and textures….
Come over to the dark side of Halloween

Can you scare us?

I created a doorway opening into a haunted chamber !

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I started with a reverse canvas. I used Tim Holtz Industrial technique to dry emboss plumbers tape. ( The tape was stuck onto back card before I began.)Here are the pieces ready to cover the frame. I didn’t need to remove the staples or canvas because the embossed pieces covered it all.


I raided my stash of Grunge Board and found a textured piece which resembled wood, a skull and hinges. These would become the door.


The door had a coat of black Gesso then dry brushed with white. The hinges were covered in Decoart Sand Texture Paste and then stippled with various rusty colours of acrylic paint. Of course I used my favourite Quinadrone Gold!


The skull had several layers of heat embossing powder applied, I used Tarnished Silver. I added some to the hinges too.

I used layers of paint to create grungy rust soaked into the wood from the ancient hinges.



Inside the room is a shrine of decay. I used Graphic45 Eerie Tale papers to build a collage with layers of the elements, raised with foam dots..


The dome has 2 layers of Glossy Accents over it to create a glass effect, unfortunately it doesn’t show on the photos. The back of the door pull was covered with an Eerie Tale chipboard piece.


This was a fun project, I hope you enjoyed looking at it. I am looking forward to seeing what you make!
Can you scare us at Our Creative Corner???

There are great prizes from…..

Nicecrane Designs


$20 voucher to spend at the Nicecrane Store


Jan x

13 thoughts on “Halloween Horrors

  1. Oh WOW, Jan!! I’m not sure I want to open this door….with a skull and crossbones greeting me, I might pick another door to go through πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ LOL!! What a wonderfully scary project! Although, there’s a bit of relief seeing the skull under glass with flowers and butterflies! Those flowers are going to turn into some kind of creeping vines and the butterflies are man eating, aren’t they?! LOL πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Just a wonderfully creepy creation!! Happy October!! XOXO-Shari

  2. I loved everything about this project Jan but my favourite part was how you got those hinges to look so rusty and how you did the rust stains around the hinges!!! Sublime. What an amazing project for this month’s challenge at OCC. – Candice –

  3. Such a brilliant Halloween make, Jan!

    Love every detail on it and the story it tells! Very spooky and so perfectly carried out! Wow!
    Claudia x

  4. Wow, Jan! This was a favorite of mine at OCC, and I had to come over for a closer look! My favorite part are those rusty door hinges. I swear they look like they came from a summer of decay in our damp garage! Thank you for visiting my blog–to answer your question about the skulls…I think they were from Michaels, but either from last or the year before. I have not been to Michaels this season yet, so don’t know if they have them now. I hope my box scared the living daylights out of you! Hugs! PS. I am going to subscribe by e-mail, because I have missed so much on your blog. Sadface.

    • Ha ha ha you make me laugh! Thanks for the skull info but we don’t have Michaels in the uk. I will check out the junk stores for something suitable. Thanks for subscribing! Hugs Jan x

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