Check out this intense monster stare!
I basically followed Tim's fantastic step-by-step directions on his October Tag blogpost. The one exception is that I created my own collage tag background using some fantastic Tim Holtz Idea-ology papers and tissue tape. Love the Formadhyde label and the handwritten notes on the use of cathodes and electrodes!
I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink on a harlequin stencil over my collaged paper. Then I gave the entire background a coat of watered-down Antique Linen Distress Paint. I distressed the edges and grunged them with some Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Finally I used my Hickory Smoke Distress marker to add some shadows and outlines around the harlequin pattern.
I added a remnant rub spider to go along with my Twisted Citron painted spider. And of course, like Dr Frankenstein, I want my Monster to "Live" so I added this grunged and painted Word Stick to my tag topper of Seedless Preserves Distress Stained twine and Black and Cream Trimming.
I'll leave you with a couple of other close-ups. Wishing you a hauntingly happy Halloween!! -- Mary Elizabeth