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!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkl_fXRPa-M&t=2s

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!

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