Clear Scraps Haunted Castle
October 22, 2012
For this project I used Clear Scraps' Sandcastle Acrylic Album.
When I originally got this album I had imagined something very frilly and sweet, but when I started to gear up for Halloween, this album just cried out to become a Haunted Castle. And since my kids share my love of Halloween and odd sense of humor, I had a perfect set of photos to fill it with and keep the theme.
As luck would have it, I had recently left the lid off my Black Stazon Ink and dried out the ink pad. This did not make me happy at the time, but it was perfect for creating the shadowed edges on the acrylic pages.
After inking all the pages, my castle was already taking on a creepy look.
I went around each piece with a black sharpie to add more definition to each of the layers.
Then I took a fine-line Sharpie marker and added shingles and other architectural elements. I am a natural-born doodler so this step was a lot of fun for me. I may do an album just completely covered in doodles or Zentangles.
Here's a closer look at some of the details. If you are not a great doodler or free hand artist, here is a really great thing about Clear Scraps....THEY'RE CLEAR!! I used a printed boarder for the square scroll pattern and simply traced it. I also used a line grid behind the acrylic to make sure my shingles stayed fairly uniform or at least fairly straight.
The rest of the album was all about pictures. I took some of the old Halloween pictures and edited them to black and white and printed some titles, years and captions in some fun fonts.
There are a few splashes of color, like the red glitter "blood" on the Count's page.
I used some bling and ribbon trims from Want2Scrap and added Viva Decor Silver Pearl Pen "pearls" to accent the outline of the castle pages.
These Clear Scrap Albums are so much fun to put together! I hope I've inspired you to try one!
Happy Halloween All!
That's absolutely gorgeous! Such a great technique with the sharpie! xo
Posted by: Jessica Griffin | October 23, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Posted by: Susan | October 23, 2012 at 05:57 AM
WOW KC.. I am totally loving this haunted house!! Amazing work!
Posted by: Leah Crowe | October 23, 2012 at 07:50 AM
wow!! amazing what you did with this album!!! i love it!
Posted by: Adora | October 25, 2012 at 09:02 AM
This is amazing, KC! Love the soft inked effect you achieved with the dried out Stazon. I'm going to have to give that a try!
Posted by: wendyp81 | October 26, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Love this album. What a perfect concept for this CS album. The sharpie doodle details are great.
Posted by: J Leiding | October 26, 2012 at 08:36 AM