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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