I had a lot of fun creating this spooky Halloween window box! I pulled out some older Tim Holtz dies, as well as my newer Eileen Hull Window Box die.
I have a couple of photos of how I started work on this. I die cut Pumpkin Jack out of watercolor paper and pulled it through Distress Spray Stains Tea Dye, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade) and water that I had spritzed onto my craft mat. I kept pressing the paper into the colors until it was the way I wanted it.
I did the same thing with the stem using Tea Dye and Mowed Lawn Spray Stains.
I die cut the Gothic Boo and 31 out of black Coredinations paper then brushed Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint over them.
Then I got so into creating my project that I neglected to take any more 'process' photos! I die cut the Window Box out of black matboard and put it together. Then I adhered a piece of Sunset Vellum behind the window pane. I brushed more Clear Rock Candy Crackle over the entire Window Box. I die cut the face out of Pumpkin Jack using the Scary Jack O Lantern Movers and Shapers dies. I decided not to put any paper behind the face as I liked the look of seeing the window right through Pumpkin Jack. I adhered the Gothic BOO along the top of the window and the die cut spider from Candlelight Fright die off the B. I added Tiny Twinkles for the spider's eyes.
I die cut the foliage using Garden Greens die cutting two out of tan and two out of green Core-dinations paper. I sponged the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink - then brushed Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint over them. When dry, I adhered them to the inside of the window box. I adhered the 31 from Gothic Boo on the front of the box with more foam tape.
I adhered Pumpkin Jack to the window using layered pieces of black foam tape so he was held away from the window in back and away from the foliage in front!
Here you can see the vellum adhered over the window panes from the back.
The window box measures 4 3/4" x 6" (not including the extended Boo or foliage!) so it's a great size decoration for a shelf or window sill or even a table centerpiece!- I really love how it came out!
I'm linking my Pumpkin Jack in the Windowbox to the following challenges:
Anything but Cute - 31 days of Halloween (must include the #31)
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Word Search - I used the words pumpkin, black, orange
Eileen Hull October challenge - Hauntings and Holidays
Paper: White Watercolor Cardstock, Core-dinations Black, Tan and Green, Little Sizzles Black Matboard - Sizzix, Sunset Vellum - Making Memories.
Accessories: Alteration/Tim Holtz Dies - Pumpkin Jack, Gothic Boo, Garden Greens, Scary Jack O Lantern Movers and Shapers, Candlelight Fright; Window Box - Eileen Hull Sizzix, Ranger Distress Spray Stains - Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Mowed Lawn, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, foam tape.