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Friday, 24 October 2014

Rusty Lantern Sunday Stampers week 330 - Friday 24th October 2014

Good morning Friends!

Sunday Stampers - Faux Techniques

Sorry I still haven't been around much lately...the kitchen is now finished (apart from a few little details) and I have got back into sorting out my times at work (at least for the time being!). Last night was our last 'Out of the Blue' craft workshop before Christmas and I will post the card my group made and the photos of their cards for this month over the weekend.

I have been a bit caught up in Halloween makes, not so many cards this year, but I've been out in the craft barn busily making and decorating autumn and Halloween I can finally make some headway with Christmas cards and makes and try to catch up with some of you!

Thank you so much for all your comments on my Edgar Allen Poe-meets-Psycho landscape on my last post. I admit that I was really pleased with it and am looking forward to putting it in the window at Halloween. 

Today's make is another for Halloween, this one will be put on my porch bench, which I dress up for the Trick or also fits very well with this week's Sunday Stampers challenge from Hels Sheridan. 

As you know, lately I have barely had time to blog and haven't been able to make anything  for my favourite challenge in am pleased to be back!

The theme for this week is to create something with a faux technique and of course add some faux technique is rust and here it is...

The lantern itself is a plain mdf kit from Stamps Away/Clevercut; I've also made an autumnal one, which I will share next week and am working on one for Christmas. To paint it and create the rust effect I used a technique that Ally Reeve from Stamps Away has demo'd and it is really easy!

I painted the lantern after putting it together, using burnt ember acrylic paint. I then took some orange acrylic and a sponge, (just one of those we use in kitchens). I dipped it in a little of the paint and keeping it quite 'dry' dabbed it over the lantern to create a rusty look.

I did the same with the flowers, which is Sizzix Tim Holz Tattered Florals die. I die cut using a not too heavy plain card stock (I think I used a cereal box). I then painted these and stained them in the same way as the lamp itself, but the amazing result with the card is the texture! When you touch the flowers, they really feel like you're touching rusty metal, honest I have to touch them whenever I am anywhere near this project! Tom was suitably impressed too...I fixed them to the lamp using real rusty wire and it feels the same!

To finish with the non stamping decor, I took some burlap wired ribbon and painted it with burnt ember (they were selling large tubes of this for £1.99 in our local Works and I have made such good use of my buy this autumn!)

The stamping

I stamped various Halloween images, mostly involving crows (well after my last project I had to have a Poe lantern didn't I?) on to acetate and then heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder.

The stamps I used are from the 'Spookylicious' and 'Boo' sets by Chocolate Baroque

 To complete the lantern I painted the base of a battery tea light black and and placed in the centre

That's all for today, thank you so much for stopping by! I have some more autumn and Halloween projects to post this coming week, so please come back!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Morning Carole,
    A really lovely lantern, you are very clever.

  2. Wow Carole this is an amazing little project. Just love the old steam punk feel to the lantern and the inscriptions on the glass.
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  3. Another fantastic make, it's a beauty. Hazel x

  4. Hi Carole this is fantastic you have put in so many clever details. I love your faux rust. I like joining in with Sunday Stampers when I can. Enjoy the weekend. Hugs Jackie

  5. OMG...This is just adorable, love the designed creation and of course the faux rust is delightful..
    .hope you have entered my candy which ends soon...
    aNNie .xx

    The Journey is the Start

  6. Wow Carole, your lantern is superb! The rusty flowers look amazing (and very touchable indeed). I love the stamped crows, bats and cobwebs inside and the very appropriate words, This will look fantastic on your porch and will certainly impress those Trick or Treaters!! Beautiful work. Anne xx

  7. Wow Carole, another fantastic creation. You are making me laugh right now, as you keep saying how little craft you are doing. Then BOOM! A post with the most spectacular creation - love it. Glad you liked my ugly sweaters...they make me smile. Cx

  8. Hi Carole,
    another really superb creation. I love it. You are very clever.
    My there is a lot of hard work gone into that.
    Love that faux rust technique,and it looks so good to.
    Your flowers are superb too, and I really like that ribbon,and what you have done to it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Hi Carole, great lantern, those kits are brilliant and I love the way you've used it.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for the visit, Angela x

  10. Oh! My! Wird! Carole this is absolutely amazing, stunning, love it
    Have good weekend

    Patricia xx

  11. Hi Carole

    Catching up with you at last .. .. where do I start??!?!

    You have been posting some amazing projects and photographs to your blog .. .. and it reads like you have been as busy as I have. Hopefully I am going to be back on track soon. At least there is no time to get bored LOL!!!

    Loving your Halloween makes. You go to so much trouble with your creations and it shows you put a lot of time and effort into them. You must be really pleased with them.

    Your new kitchen looks amazing! Shame it has to be messed up with dirty pots and dishes LOL!!

    Loving all those hares you photographs and the chicken assault course. Lots of smiles from my catch up with you.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog yesterday. You are very kind and it was very much appreciated.

    Have a lovely rest of the weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  12. Fabulous lantern, that rust looks so real & I love those flowers.
    Amy x

  13. Another gorgeous creation! I love the rust effect and your stamping looks beautiful!

  14. Fabulous creation Carole, love it very lots, the rust looks fab! Sorry I am so late visiting your entry hun... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x