Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Wand with Crystal Lacquer

This week I decided to add to my Halloween decorations and make a Halloween Wand that coordinates with my last post - the Halloween Treat Cone.
Supplies Used
Black Crepe Paper Streamer
Asst. Ribbons in Halloween colors
Scrapbook papers - Halloween themed
Orange chunky glitter
Distress Ink - Black
Wooden Spoon
I started out with a simple black crepe paper rosette. I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist (black with purple glimmer), but it didn't show up that great and most of it did get covered, however it does have a little bit of a shimmer to which is pretty cool.
Adding a glitter edge to the rosette is simple, and it gives it a more vintage feel. First, I dipped it onto a paper plate which I had poured a generous amount of Crystal Lacquer. Second, I dipped it into a mound of orange glitter that I had poured onto a second paper plate in a rolling motion.

I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!
I also did the same process using Gem Particles from Sakura on the smaller scrapbook paper rosette that I made using the Tim Holtz Rosette Die. It came out super sparkly and chunky. Both of these methods dried pretty quickly, so I was able to complete this whole project in just over an hour.
I added this cute little frog on one of the ribbon streamers. It was a cardstock cut out that I simply used crackle medium on, then gave it a coat of Crystal Lacquer for more shine. To complete the project, I wrapped ribbon around a wooden spoon, (the reason I used a spoon instead of a dowel was that I found it was MUCH easier to glue down the rosette onto something sturdy - the spoon part - rather than using just a dowel) glued the rosette onto a purple glitter chipboard vintage shape and added a little paper tab to the rosette. The skeleton face was cut out from a scrap I had left over from my last project and coated with Crystal Lacquer.
Here is the completed wand, set in a witches shoe for the pictures sake. To the bow, I added a charm that I made using a Black Jewelry Finding from Sakura. I simply glued a picture of candy corn in the charm and covered with Crystal Lacquer and a sprinkling of fine clear glitter. Also to the wand, I added a journaling tag that can be filled with all the fun Halloween memories and maybe a photo or two that can be brought out and displayed year after year! Right now, it's part of my Halloween display! This was a super fun project and I hope to hear that you made one yourself! Share with me if you do!
As always - stay creative!


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