I started out with the GSL products I needed to paint/finish with wet stuff. I cut the tree with a paper cutter.
I knew the skellie would hold something, so I snipped the connector piece at the ribs and left the shoulder bone attached. Later I reinforced the shoulder bone with a spot of clear glue on the back.
With my typical finger painting style, I covered all the chipboard with white gesso.
I wasn't sure how the tombstones would look at the end, so I started with the general color I was hoping for... The silver was covered over with a Golden micaceous iron oxide later, then I used a tiny bit of white acrylic paint on my finger tip for a weathered marble look. It worked out even though it doesn't really look like weathered marble. :)
I finger-dabbed white acrylic paint on the skeleton, then used a tiny brush with a super-watered-down brown to age him. I painted one small section at a time, waited a beat or two then dabbed the excess of with a paper towel.
I covered the love potion "label" on the paper with Diamond Glaze and let it sit over night. I'll be honest that I don't love this product since it's prone to air bubbles and is much thinner than Ranger Glossy Accents. I'm working my way to the bottom of the bottle because I can't bring myself to throw it away.
The love potion paper and the various edges were cut out and glued in with Glue n Seal. I used a scrap piece of wood for the base, and screwed it in. (I'm moving away from just gluing these types of parts together; you don't have to!)
Here's a look at the finished GSL skeleton, creepy tree, and tombstones. The piles of excess chipboard and the paper-covered pile of chipboard next to the skeleton are going to be used behind the pieces to create a 3D effect.
The tree was glued in then I layered the tombstones and "ground fog". I used regular white glue for each of these layers.
The skelly boost was glued on the back, then I added him to the tin along with his party hat! The shoulder reinforcement glue is visible in this photo also. It was just a little bit, but it made me feel better.
Ta da! It's party time!
Here's a look at the back. I will probably add more silver tinsel around the edges.
Thanks for your visit today!
GSL supplies used
Creepy Tree 5 Inch #D127D
Skeleton Shape Set D136S
Tiny Tombstones C55S
Other Supplies Used
Fancy Pants "Oct 31" paper
Golden & Liquitex acrylic paints
Golden Micaceous Iron Oxide
Stickles glitter glue
Crafter's Pick white glue
Ranger Glue n Seal