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Spooktacular Decoration

and so my favorite time of the year begins...the first of the holiday trifecta: Halloween...time to get my spook on!

this month at the emproium we are challenged to create a spooktacular decoration...i knew exactly what i wanted to do! 

i found a really cool framed mirror at a retail chain...the mirror was made to look old and had a skeleton image on also had a price higher than i wanted to pay! right then i started thinking about how i could duplicate the look on my own...

i needed a cool frame, glossy paper, the new skull stamp from Tim Holtz, alcohol ink, and maybe an embellishment or two...


it all began with silver alcohol ink, a few other colors, a felt applicator, and blending solution...i kept layering on the glossy paper until i liked the look...a faux old mirror...


i stamped the skull and a few spider webs with archival jet black ink and completed my 'mirror'...time to decorate...


i pulled out some favorites...


dies and trinkets...glitter and ink


tattered papers, a new label for an old jar...


...a plastic skeleton, that should do...


i love how it all came together...looking at it from different angles it looks like an old mirror and other angles you clearly see the skull...spoooookkkyyyy...

thanks for daring to come by...




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Mr. Skully never looked so good! What a great idea and I love this frame and all the embellishments! So cool!

Shelly Hickox

Chelle, I love this!! Your faux mirror is brilliant!

Tanya H

this is very impressive!! :)

Joy Kennedy

Love love love!!! :)


This is so spooktacular!! Love xxxx

Caroline D.

It's booooo-tiful!!

Anita Houston

Totally love the frame and mirror, but all those other goodies are fabulous! You've been busy! Awesome and inspiring!!!!


Awesome creation, Michelle!


Fantastic idea for decoration, thanks for sharing.


Coming over from Tim's blog...Awesome job! Love your faux mirror! TFS!


What a fun and great project! Love it. Look forward to checking out the rest of your blog...came by way of Tim's blog!

Anne R

A wonderful creative piece! Love how you spook-i-tised the mirror, it is fabulous. Came over from Tim's to have a look...

Lisa H

Cool!! I really like how you made the faux mirror with alcohol ink on glossy paper.

Margie Visnick

This is fantastic! Great piece of Halloween decor!


Love your delightful creativity!


SO very clever! Thank you for sharing your art!


Great Halloween scene Chelle!!! And thanks for the tutorial on putting it all together! Tim was right, your art is awesome!!!

Eniko DeLisle

Spooktakular, indeed! I didn't even know there was such a thing as silver alcohol ink! Jolly good show!

Donna Gibson

What a great project! I love how you created the faux vintage mirror background!

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