Thursday, October 23, 2014

Masters of Horror Portraits Halloween Blog Hop with Petaloo, Xyron and Core-dinations

Be sure to head over to the Petaloo blog for details on a great give-away of products from Petaloo, Xyron and Core-dinations.

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a creepy sorta' girl. Besides flowers, fairies, frills and glitter, I'm also a big fan of horror, thrills and creepypasta. For my blog hop project I wanted to create something that celebrated my love for the horror genre.

And so I've created these framed portraits of two undisputed masters of horror: Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft.


I began with an inexpensive wooden frames, covering them with Core-dinations Cardstock Neutrals. I embossed the paper, sanded it to reveal the colour core, and distressed the edges. I love the 'aged' look and texture this gives the pieces.


My Lovecraft portrait includes a vibrant assortment of blooms. The orange and green combination is just a smidge 'toxic' and coordinates perfectly with the polymer clay tentacles!


Edgar's portrait is complimented with an assortment of dark Petaloo blooms in a variety of textures.


My papery bits are held in place with my trusty Xyron Wedge Shaped Glue Stick. Larger items (like those hefty tentacles) are held in place with a spot of hot glue, but small snippets of Double-Sided High Tack tape hold everything exactly where it should be.


I'm pretty sure dear old Edgar would approve :)


Supply list:
Botanica Blooms 1102Darjeeling Mini Mix 1462Burlap Blossoms 1200
Floral Ephemera 1100Penny Lane Mixed Blossoms 1836Spring Berry Clusters 1105

Xyron Wedge Shaped Glue Stick
Double-Sided High Tack

Core-dinations Cardstock Neutrals

G45 Ornate Metal Label Holder
Wooden frames
Portrait print-outs
Pen nib