Saturday, September 29, 2012

Viva Las Vegastamps! Halloween Blog Hop Day 7

Hello again! Today is the Last day of the Hop. Hope everyone Had a blast this week. I know I have. Don't forget to vote for your favorite that has been linked up on the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog.

Today project has got to be one of my favorites that I've done for the blog hop. altered mouse traps.

Altering mouse traps have been the in thing to alter. and can be cheap. I got the mouse traps at Dollar tree. You do have to take off a couple of things on the trap though. I did the mouse trap on the right first.

 I took some tissue paper and tore some pieces off and with matte medium glued them on the trap. It was kinda tricky to get the tissue paper glued down toward where the springs are in the middle and moving the 2 side things to glue the paper down but I did it. 

While the front and back were drying, I stamped the full moon, the hang-on witch, and the Life is a witch sentiment (and yes I used the same stamps for the atc on day one. LOL) stamped on white cardstock with black Memento ink pad. I used watercolors by Artist Loft to color the moon and the witch and the sentiment. Then i fussy cut the pieces out, and the words. I glued the moon with glossy accents.T the witch I used foam tape. the sentiment I cut the words apart, and glued down with glossy accents. I then added a Tim Holtz swivel clasp with a Halloween token and attached to the bottom of the trap. I loved how this turned out that I made another one for a friend of mine for he birthday and she loved it! :)

The second trap I did is with paint, as I didn't want to mess with tissue paper again after the first one(but like I said i did do one just like the 1st trap, so go figure. lol)  

I painted the trap green. after it dried I used a crackle medium on it. after that dried I painted the trap black. I got a nice crackle as the result. 

I stamped the Frankenstein and the Friday the 13th one white cardstock with black Memento ink pad. I colored Frankenstein and /friday the 13th with Artist Loft Watercolors. Glued Frankie on top of the mouse trap with glossy accents and Friday the 13th on the bottom. I hot glued a flower that was made by our awesome DT leader DeeDee. Love how this turned out as well!

Stamps used

items used
mouse traps
tissue paper
matte medium
white cardstock
watercolor pallet
black memento ink pad
Tim Holtz swivel clasp
Tim Holtz Halloween token
green craft paint
crackle paint
black graft paint
glassy accents

Well that is it for me! Hope you loved all the projects I did, along with the other Design Team members. Thanks for stopping by all week and leaving some love on my posts!   Have fun at Susan's one last time. And Have a Happy Halloween! 


VicR said...

Wicked idea - altered mousetraps! Bwuahahaha
TFS your Fab art all this past week. I've much enjoyed :)

Glenda T. said...

I love that Frankie stamp, very cool!!

Lyneen said...

I would have never thought of altering mouse traps... YIKES I might catch me.... GREAT IDEA.... TFS!

Cheryl LIndsay said...

WOW what a Great and Clever idea!!!!! Are you sure those wouldn't scare the mice away....they sure scare me! great job all week.....TFS

by belle said...

I love the Frankie stamp!!

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Tarnished Rose said...

This is beyond coolness! I have got to share this with my Artforthecreativemind Yahoo group!


Cultivate Life in Joy said...

wonderful pieces of art...who woulda thunk,a mousetrap?..great job

Chris said...

Love these