Thursday, August 26, 2021

Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2021 - Mr. Bones in Under the Sea Halloween Costumes with Leaf Fragment Tree Tags

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Halloween make using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween dies. I'm going to try and stagger the Sizzix and Stamper's Anonymous Halloween makes and space them out to once a week I think so I don't overload you, but I will have tutorials for every project you've seen on the Lives, so please stay tuned. Today's project features three different versions of fish loving Mr. Bones in sea creature costumes with Leaf Fragments as trees, with the headstones of his beloved pets that have passed on, tied to some themed candy to give out to my special Trick-or-Treaters. Enjoy!
For Mr. Bones and the head stones, add two sided tape to the back of Classic Kraft Stock colors that you want to use for Mr. Bones and the head stones. I used two shades of gray, white, and Ivory Heavystock as well. Die cut Mr. Bones and the head stone (I made three of each.), and assemble them. On the head stones, I used the negative scraps from the die to make another head stone using the opposite color because I didn't want any pieces to go to waste, so you might want to do the same thing.
For the sea creatures, add two sided tape to the colors of Kraft Stock you want to use for the sea creatures. You will need two of each of the sea creatures from the Under the Sea #1 Thinlits for each Mr. Bones. Die cut and assemble them, keeping note of one of each of the creatures needs to be fully assembled and one really just needs the base pieces and not all the details since it will be behind Mr. Bones. ALSO, on the OCTOPUS, I die cut his head from the back of the Kraft Stock so it would be facing the other way as I thought it would look better on the mask for Mr. Bones. Cut the heads off the fully assembled sea creatures since they will be a costume with a mask and body suit. On the dolphin, cut off the head from the non-detailed body and either discard it or use it for another project as you just need the body part. Die cut the smallest fish and all its parts using the same two shades of gray on the head stones. Assemble them and adhere them to the head stones, after inking the edges in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

Ink the edges of the jellyfish in Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink, the dolphin in Salvaged Patina, and the Octopus in Wilted Violet. Using Collage Medium, adhere the non-detailed sea creature body to the back of Mr. Bones. Adhere the detailed body to the top of Mr. Bones. For the heads of the sea creatures to look like a hood (octopus) or a mask (dolphin and jelly fish) either adhere the hood on or staple a black string to the mask and then adhere to Mr. Bones' head and wrap the string around and secure it to the back with tape. Set these all aside. 
For the buckets, add two sided tape to the back of Kraft Stock to use to die cut the trick-or-treat bucket from the Trick or Treaters Thinlits. Die cut as many as you need (I did three.) and assemble them. Add them to the right hands of each of the Mr. Bones with Collage Medium. Set these aside. 
For the trees, using about a 3 x 6 inch piece of White Heavystock (enough for three of the leaves to be used as trees), ink over it with the same Distress Inks used for the sea creatures, and then mist them lightly with Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stain. Use a heat tool to dry this while flicking some water on it for a mottled look. 
Die cut the leaves (I used the second to largest leaf and cut three.) from the Heavystock using the Leaf Fragments Thinlits.

 Ink the edges and openings in the leaf with Gathered Twigs, and ink over the stem heavily so it looks more like a trunk of a tree. Lightly mist the trees with Flickering Candle Distress Mica Stain after shaking it well. Remember to always clean the nozzle after using it to keep it from clogging the next time. Let these dry. Set these aside. 
For the moon, die cut the medium circle from the Sized Circles Movers and Shapers Dies from Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Ink over it lightly with a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide. Mist it heavily with water and  blot off the excess with a paper towel to move the inks, and dry it. Cut it into thirds, and ink the edges in the Hickory Smoke. Set these aside.  
For the sentiments, add two sided tape to the back of orange Kraft Stock, and then die cut the letters 'O FISH ALLY' for each tag you want using the Label Alphanumeric Thinlits. Use a die pick to carefully remove the letters from the dies.

 Stamp the phrase 'Got Candy?' from the Spring Shadows Stamp Set from Stamper's Anonymous onto White Heavystock using Black Soot Archival and a small stamping block (one per tag). Choose the words 'it's Halloween' from the Chit Chat Stickers and mount them onto purple Kraft Stock, after inking the edges in Gathered Twigs. Set all the wording aside. 
For the tag backgrounds, using #8 Black Cardstock Tags, mist over them heavily using Flickering Candle and Hocus Pocus Distress Mica Spray Stain after shaking them. Take the Jack-o-Lantern Mica Spray Stain and shake it up, then remove the top and shake the top over the tag so that drops of the mica splatter out of the tube over the tag. Use a sticky note to mask off the bottom 2 inches or so of the tag. Shake up Picket Fence Distress Paint and remove the top. Insert a paintbrush into the paint and then shake the paintbrush over the tag portion where the sticky note is not to make stars in the sky area. Let these dry or use a heat tool. Clean the brush and the nozzles of the mica. 
 Remove the sticky note and ink over that area heavily with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink so it's darker than the sky area and now it's land area. Start assembling the pieces onto the tag using Collage Medium, starting with the moon in the top left corner. Trim off the pieces of the moon that are hanging off the tag. Adhere the tree next so the tip of it is in the moon area. Adhere the head stone so that it's covering up the bottom of the trunk of the tree but still showing most of the trunk, and then the clump off dirt under the head stone. Add Mr. Bones in costume next, and then the wording up in the sky area with 'Got Candy' below.
To finish the tags, add Glossy Accents over the letters 'O FISH ALLY' to highlight them a little better. Use coordinating Stickles on the costumes and bucket for a little more glitz. I used Black Diamond on the eyes and nose of the bucket, Neon Flamingo on the jelly fish, Peacock on the dolphin, and Lavender on the octopus. Let dry. Tie string to the tag holes and then add the candy (Swedish Fish) to the back of tag with the string.

(Two Sided Tape, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Tiny Attatcher, Glass Mat, Water Mister, Heat Tool, Small Stamping Block, Sticky Note, Paintbrush)
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Halloween 2021): Mr. Bones Colorize, Leaf Fragments 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology:  Classic Kraft Stock, Chit Chat Seasonal Stickers, Chit Chat Stickers 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: Ivory, White 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Kitsch Flamingo, Salvaged Patina, Wilted Violet 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Under the Sea #1, Trick or Treater, Label Alphanumeric 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Flickering Candle, Hocus Pocus, Jack-O-Lantern 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Die: Sized Circles (Medium) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Hickory Smoke 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Spring Shadows 
-Ranger Surfaces: #8 Black Tags 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence 
-Ranger Glossy Accents 
-Ranger Stickles: Black Diamond, Neon Flamingo, Peacock, Lavender 
-Black String, Swedish Fish Candy
I'll be back next Thursday with a Stamper's Anonymous Halloween project. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!