Tuesday 20 February 2018

Dance in the Pale Moonlight by Katy Leitch

I've been mixing and matching Andy's stamps new and old for this week's tag project, combining the Stampendous skeleton image with those fabulous gravestones from the new Illusionary Artists Gothic Grunge set.

Here's a quick guide to how I made it:
1 Gesso the tag white. Punch a circle from paper to use as mask for the moon. Stick it down with temporary adhesive.

2 Paint the tag with greys, blues and purples, lightening the tone as you blend from bottom to top. When the paint is dry, remove the mask.

3 Add some pattern to the moon (I stamped this with a homemade carved stamp but you easily paint some detail in there). Add a wash of Paynes Grey so the moon is a little less stark white. Add a halo of light around it by blending Transluscent White paint around the other edge with your finger - you can blend out the edge with a baby wipe to make it really soft.

4 On a separate piece of card, stamp the skeleton. Fussy cut and wash with Paynes Grey.

5 On another piece of card, dab black, Sap Green and grey paints using pieces of sponge (I use cheap kitchen sponge). Cover the whole card but make sure areas of all colours remian visible. Stamp the gravestones onto this card and cut them out.

6 Assemble all as shown, using heavy gel on some of the gravestones to lift them slightly. The sentiment is from Word Up and stamped onto a Tim Holtz banner die cut.

Hope you like my spooky tag!
See you soon,

Products used:
Illusionary Artists Stamps: Gothic Grunge, Word Up (available here)
Stampendous Andy Skinner Stamp Set: Birds and Bones
DecoArt Media: Fluid Acrylics
DecoArt Media: Heavy Gel Medium, White Gesso
Tando Creative Tall Tag


  1. Heheheh - awesome!!! Amazingly though... it doesn't put any fear in me. It makes me want to go dance in the moonlight with him!!!! So FUN Katy! Xj.

  2. Fab and love the title too :) xxx

  3. Katy, this is so fantastic!! Love the dance in the graveyard, so much fun!! Thanks so much for sharing with Andy's Stampendous Stamps!

  4. Stampendous sent me over and wow!! Such a cool tag!!! Love the colors and that moon..amazing. Thanks for the tips.

  5. Very cool tag. Love that background colors and how you layered all of the elements. TFS


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