Halloween Layout with Shanna

Hey everyone. Are any of you getting ready for Halloween?

I am not sure I am ready to decorate yet but I decided to go ahead and treasure a precious memory. I created this layout sharing a photo of my daughter’s very first pumpkin carving.

So to start I decided to go with the awesome color of Bazzill cardstock. It is just textured orange cardstock but it really looks like a pumpkin color.


So I wanted to go ahead and share with you all how I layered my stencils to achieve this background.


First I sprayed the stencil TCW2099 and then pressed it into my layout.


This was the look after it dried. The spray had some awesome shimmer too.


Then I added some black acrylic paint with the stencil TCW541.


I like to use a make-up sponge with my fine detail stencils to make sure I don’t get paint where I don’t want it.


Of course I needed a little more texture so I used the stencil TCW539 with some heavy gesso for a pop of white.


I added a little more after placing the photo to see how it would look. Once the gesso dried I added some stamping with Archival Ink because once dry water won’t mess up the ink.


Then I mixed a little gesso with water to create splatter for my layout.


Who doesn’t like a little splatter?


I decided there was just too much white and went for some black splatter too.


Then I finished it off with some chipboard pieces and a Halloween title I cut with my silhouette. I added some glitters on the chipboard.


Here are some close ups. I hope you enjoyed!

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Stencils Used:

TCW539 – Patterns

TCW2099 – Bubbly Fragment

TCW541s – Mini Believe Script

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