Here it is the day before Halloween and I was finally able to
complete my project for the final Haunted Design House theme,
and the October 12 Tags of 2015, for Tim Holtz.
Now, I pre-ordered this awesome die set back in August. Pretty much the
very second I saw it. I mean, c'mon! It's a Zombie!
And I loves me some undead corpses.
BTW. I ordered this die set from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
They are offering this die, and many others at half the price of
most every other retailer I have seen. They have the best every day
prices for all of your funkie and junkie makes. Just so ya know.
Zombies are my all time favorite monsters.
After The Creature and Frankenstein's Monster, mind you.
I am a bit of a purist, so the classic monsters do come first.
But I have loved Zombies since I saw "Night of the Living Dead".
Well, actually my love really started with "TarMan", from "Return of the Living Dead".
He was the coolest, and still is the coolest on screen Zombie ever.
And then it seemed only fitting to really familiarize myself with the
original "Night of the Living Dead". And that is where I got my inspiration
for this tag.
My usual Zombie color of choice is green, but I wanted to make
this guy really stand out without the use of bright colors.
I thought an old black and white, silver screen zombie was fitting.
I began by die cutting various shades of gray and black card stock.
I inked the edges using Black Soot and Hickory Smoke distress inks
to give some shading on all of the pieces.
After adhering the designer paper to a tag, I speckled it with silver, black
and white distress stains. I also sanded the edges of the tag, too.
Then, I added the number 31 enameled tag after giving it some Brushed Pewter
and black distress paints. I even got to use my TH distress hammer on the brads.
I love the aged effect on this tag.
I tried to keep this guy as dimensional as I could.
So cool to have dimension like this. The key really is to use a wet glue,
as opposed to a tape runner or other dry adhesive.
I added some stained seam binding and silver tinsel twine
to keep in the black and white theme.
I also used one of my coveted "Zombie" charms.
I have a few different design charms, but felt this one worked the best.
And I still have another one of these in my stash.
As cool as everything on this tag was turning out, I felt he needed something
else to make him really creepy. Drippy goo! No real zombie would be seen
shambling along with a clean mouth and chin! I added some black goo to his
mouth and covered it in Glossy Accents to really make it look awful.
Something really disturbing about that dark black drool coming out of him.
I love it!!
I am so happy with how this tag tuned out.
I am thinking of making a canvas out of him in the
very near future. I'll be pumping out Halloween projects
until Thanksgiving (and beyond) so stay tuned.
I'd like to enter this tag in the following challenges: