I'm going to be honest.. I'm not really LOVING this piece.... it's ok. I'll give it credit for what it is.. done and Halloween themed. lol. I like it! Just not love it like the first three for this month :)
Today I have an altered Chipboard Film Reel Frame from UmWowStudio. The frame itself has been covered in black archival ink by Ranger. I just swiped the pad across the chipboard. Easy peasy! The base of the insert is watercolor canson paper in a 4x6 rectangle. It's been covered with a superbly delicious vintage text. Fluid Matte Medium did the job well.
Before I adhered the book text to the card base I punched a couple of holes in it in this sort of haphazard spread out pattern. It's such a favorite technique of mine and I really need to utilize it more!
Then came a scraping (similar to dry brushing) of thick gesso over the card to highlight some of the texture. I really love how this adds back in some white space I was missing. Pair it with the holes punched in the top corner and the whole piece really felt a balanced.
The bottom left corner was adorned with a Raven in Witch Hat stamp from Viva las VegaStamps!. I stamped (and you'll find this a lot) in Archival black by Ranger Ink. I'm a big fan of straight black stamping.
The top left corner was also stamped. I used the Chandelier in Cobwebs and the Spider on Web Line both from Viva Las VegaStamps!.
This photo really accentuates the depth that the frame has. And I love that! I'm a big "dimension" person.. and love my pieces to have some volume to them. Our chipboard @ UmWowStudio REALLY helps me achieve that specific aspect. I'm very thankful to have it at my fingertips :)