Saturday, 5 September 2020

In the Witch's Kitchen by Kerstin

 Welcome !

BEWARE -  the witch's cauldron is bubbling!!


I was inspired to create a shadow frame in a mixed media grunge style 

with a lot of awesome Calico Craft Halloween MDF wood shapes.



How was it done ? - some tips:


I used a piece of cardboard that fits the size of the canvas and cut out the centre with a precision knife.

Afterwards in some places I removed the top layer of paper with a little water only, so that some structures became visible, which made the whole thing look worn and old.

With  a little bit of Texture Paste the worn effect was intensified -

now the frame was coloured with grey and black


Background design with stamps and diluted distress ink


First ideas to arrange the MDF shapes in combination with 'The Cauldron' (die cut with Sizzix die, designed by Tim Holtz)

Later I added the 3D shelf and the alien head

There are so many variations to alter the shapes; 

for example with embossing powders, or with Antiquing creams!


Some close up's



Calico Craft Parts used :


Apothecary Jar with Brain 

Apothecary Jar with Heart 

Long Stemmed Field Mushroom 

Flying Bat Colony 

The Cats Behind 

Alien Skull 

Witch on Broomstick MDF Wood Shape - Style 3 

Zombie Arms and Boots - MDF Add On Sheet 

Beware - Halloween MDF Wood Word

Fleur De Lis Fence Panel MDF Wood Shape - Style 4 

Pile of Eyeballs


I will gladly answer questions about individual details.


Many thanks for your visit!


Happy crafting!




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