Halloween in May? Why Not!

Delicata Goes Spooky

by Alison Heikkila

Raven-Final

When I first heard that Imagine was going to have a new black Delicata ink, I couldn’t have been more excited. I love anything that shimmers—and I love black. What can I say? Goth girl right here! My style tends to go toward the creepy end of things, so I decided to showcase the new Black Shimmer in that way.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + drying time

Directions

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Step 1

Tape the stencil to cream colored cardstock. Using the Picasso Shield, block off part of the ball, where the claws would be. Ink up a stencil brush by rotating it gently on Black Shimmer Delicata. Use the same circular motion to apply the ink to the stencil.

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Step 2

Once you finish inking the crow (I gave it 2 coats), use Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata ink in the same way to ink up the weather vane and the ball that the raven is standing on. I used a smaller stencil brush for this part. Flip your Picasso Shield so that you don’t ink on to it’s claws. Wipe down your stencil brush again and apply just a little Celestial Copper Delictata ink to some areas of the weather vane.

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Step 3

After the ink dried (which happens pretty quickly), I tore the edges around my raven and inked them with Desert Sand Memento Ink. Next, I sprayed the piece with Original GooseBumps and left this piece off to the side to dry while I worked on my other pieces.

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Step 4

Cut a piece of black cardstock to fit the card base. Rub the cardstock with Black Shimmer, and then with Celestial Copper. I didn’t go too heavy with either color, and I kept it very random.

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Step 5

Run this piece thru a machine in the Gridiron embossing folder. Rub Delicata Silvery Shimmer onto the raised areas.

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Step 6

Spritz the embossed piece with Tuxedo Black irRESISTables spray and Original GooseBumps. Let dry.

Step 7

On the card base, rub Emboss ink on one side, then sprinkle Aged Black Embossing Enamel on. Do not shake off. The Emboss ink won’t hold the chunkier pieces of the mix. The ink is applied just to give some “stick” to the smaller bits. Heat from underneath. Continue to the next side, and repeat until all 4 sides have been embossed.

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Step 8

Attach all of your layers together. I added a sentiment from a scrap piece of Halloween cardstock that I had. I love all of the texture and shine from the various inks, sprays, and enamel that are used. Once everything was glued down, I drew some “stitches” with Tuxedo Black irRESISTables Pico Embellisher.

Alison Heikkila's spooky Delicata card photographed with miniature collectables from The Crow.

Since my favorite movie is The Crow, I decided to photograph it by some (just some!) of my memorabilia.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Stampendous! – Raven Dreamweaver Stencil, Picasso Shield, Aged Black Embossing Enamel, Stencil Brushes
  • Spellbinders – Seth Apter Gridiron Em-bossing Fold’er
  • Sentiment – DCWV
  • Card base
  • Cream cardstock
  • Adhesive

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