Juli Riedel Designs

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Love for Halloween

I often get strange looks and questions when I talk about Halloween at the beginning of the year! "Halloween is 10 months away!" is what I hear from non haunter folks- we call them "Naunters". However, as a home haunter that has put out big yard displays with mostly homemade props, you start planning very early!

This past year 2016, we couldn't participate in Halloween due to work conflicts. Needless to say my neighborhood was very disappointed!

So knowing that I wouldn't be building any props for Halloween, I had to find something to channel my creative energies into!  It started with a video from Tim Holtz showing Halloween Mixed Media panel  and the rest they say is history!

I had decided to send out Halloween Tags and then Halloween themed Christmas cards this year to friends!  Needless to say I ran out of time as I was starting from scratch!  However, here are a few works that I sent out.  I have a lot more of my work on my Instagram Account- https://www.instagram.com/juliriedel/?hl=en

This was made with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Ink in White Picket Fence and Black Soot and stamped twice with White Picket Fence and then Archival Black.  I didn't have Distress Hickory Smoke spray at the time, so I just kind of made my own.  I liked the ethereal effect that turned out.

These Monster Mash Men were made from Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies.  I embossed the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic cards and also embossed the Metallic Kraft Core paper for the monsters.  I used Distress Crayons to color and cut out the felt Santa hats from the Tim Holtz Santa Die.  I love googly eyes and thought they looked appropriate on the zombie!  These were great cards to give out to my Halloween friends!

1 comment:

  1. I love all your work. I am so fortunate to have received one of these zombie tags!