We are days away from all things creepy, spooky and scary! I am so thrilled to have the new Photo Banner Thinlits Die by Lynda Kanase. I love creating banners and I knew right away this would make a fantastic addition to my haunted house.
This new line is perfect for the Instax photo’s. What if you’re like me and love the dies but don’t have the camera? Let me show you how I created this banner without having the camera. You can still create awesome projects while you wait for Santa to bring you one.
I cut my paper banners with Graphic 45 Rare Oditities paper. I measured and cut watercolor cardstock 2 1/4” x 3” to fit where a photo would. Using Distress Spray stains I inked the background and Upper Typo letters to spell EEK.
After the sprays have dried go over them again with the same colors using distress inks and spritz with water to spookify. Add a little re-inker to texture paste to match your project. Here I’ve used the Twisted Stencil onto the pieces that will mount on the banner.
Once your texture paste is on set aside to dry. I inked up the edges of the Banner for a more grunge look. The white mat board can take anything you throw at it. How about distress spray stain, then multi medium matte and let’s throw on some distress glitter for good measure. Oh and when that dries… some distress ink!
I decided to add some mini movers and shapers spiders to dangle from the banner. The EEK is tucked into the banners and I can add a little creepy fun with black tinsel twine and a word band fits perfectly at the top.
Do you have the Twist n’ Style Tool yet? I love this tool! I am literally finding ways to incorporate metal wire onto my projects which is why I cut some spiders. After I have twisted my wire and mounted the banner and spider I use a small paint brush to wrap the wire around. Embellish with spooky things.
I used some orange glittery ribbon I had in my stash to string my banner and it worked awesome!
Now, do I want it on the fireplace or my black wreath? I am open to suggestions!
So there you have it! If you’re like me and love these dies but don’t have the mini camera for the mini photos yet don’t worry! You can always look around your stash and create magic. How cute would this be with a Holiday Sentiment or snowflakes… how about on a scrapbook layout.
Keep it creepy and Happy Halloween!