Saturday, October 6, 2012

Falling for Halloween Blog Hop: Frightful Affair to Wear

Welcome to the Falling for Halloween Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration for the fall and Halloween season!  You should have arrived here from Angie's Paper Passion!  If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go to Maria's blog to start so you won't miss any of the projects. 

I wanted to share a fun, spooky Halloween necklace with gift box I created.  


I used shrink film and the Cricut Frightful Affair cartridge to create a pendent for my necklace.  I used this brand of ink jet shrink film:


I cut the film on my Expression at 5" from Frightful Affair (page 62) with pressure 5, speed 3, blade 6, multicut 4.  Then, I moved the cut film on my mat and put it through the Imagine to color by spraying a 6"x8" rectangle over the film by setting the machine to 'print only'.  (I was unable to get my Imagine to cut through the film with this intricate cut, something I have never experienced before but sometimes you just move to plan B.   Otherwise, I would have just floodfilled the shape.)  I liked the opaque, even coloring from the Imagine so I was pleased with the results, even with the added step.


I punched in holes with a regular office punch.  I baked this form in a 300 degree oven on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet for a total of 12 minutes, after checking every three minutes.  While still in the oven but done shrinking and ready to come out, I flattened the shape with the back of an old wooden spoon.


I sprayed the cooled shape with Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze and allowed it to dry.  The Imagine ink is not waterproof.  This step is essential to ensure that you won't end up with a messy neck or blouse if it comes in contact with moisture.


I beaded my necklace and added red stones for the eyes adhered with E6000 glue.


The coffin box was cut from Artiste (page 76) at 7-1/2".



For boxes with tabs cut by the Cricut, I simply score with my Xacto knife instead of a bone folder, making sure to cut through each machine-cut tab.


This keeps the tabs from sticking up on the finished box.  They simply get hidden in the score line!


I hand-cut a piece of artists board for the inside that I covered in red taffeta.  I liked this fun detail and it looked more like a box for jewelry... and a creepy lined coffin to boot.


The skull stick pin was simply cut from Artiste (page 76) at real dial size 1-1/2".  Seam binding that I splattered with red ink and edged with brown ink was used for a ribbon accent.



Thanks so much for joining in on the hop today!  Please be sure to check out all of the participants' wonderful projects.  The next blog you will be visiting belongs to the very talented Donna of Carolina's Creative Cropper.  I've posted the links below for everyone in this hop in case you've missed anyone.



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49 comments:

Debbie O'Neal said...

How cool Nadia to make your own Halloween jewelry...brilliant! I may have to try something myself...thanks for the inspiration !

Angie's Paper Passion said...

Oh, Nadia, as usual your work is outstanding! Even though I CAN NOT stand bugs of any kind, I love your necklace. It's so beautiful! I guess I'll be trying shrink material very soon. TFS

Sara Andrews said...

Nadia~ I love this!! Your necklace is just fabulous. And how smart are you for cutting it and then running it through the Imagine for the color. This is a wonderfully spooky gift set!!

Lori said...

Nadia, this is positively scary and spooky and gothic and all the fun things that describe Halloween!!! I love those red eyes and the coffin.

Diane said...

The perfect box for that gift! Thank you for sharing tips!

Michele Green said...

This is fantastic! The box is a perfect match for the necklace.

Angie said...

the gift box is great! ive been wanting to do a project with shrink film.

Granny Anne said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

I may need to scraplift this. Did I say that I love it?

Michele said...

shut the front door! this is brilliant! I must do this! And the coffin, the perfect final touch! you nailed this whole project!

Melissa Chesser said...

Perfect gift box

Lisa B said...

Wow! Great necklace and the coffin box is absolutely perfect! Fabulous project as always Nadia!

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Kim said...

Very Cool necklace!!! I love all of your awesome ideas!!!! You def keep me inspired!!!

terri142 said...

Great project. I love it. Thanks for sharing the how to's I may give this a try.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

cdm317 said...

This is spooktacular! I love the whole presentation, the coffin box is an awesome touch! You are so creative!

Francine said...

Great projects Nadia! I've had to go to Plan B myself a few times.

Beth said...

that necklace is so neat and I love the box for it too.

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Maria said...

What a perfectly wonderful, creepy necklace! The coffin box is just perfect and I love the skeleton stick pin!

Sherry L said...

I love these!! Awesome job and thanks for the instructions! :)

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Creative M said...

Fantastic Idea!!Super Cute Box!
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Migdalia

Sis Patterson said...

I would not have thought about adding color with my Imagine!

Great necklace and wonderful box!

Your details, color, and style always add up to perfect!

silvia said...

AWESOME necklace and great coffin!!!

Donna Boyce said...

Liked all the details for mking this project! The coffin jewelry box with the red lining was a nice touch!

Joanne Vanberkom said...

Oh my golly~this necklace and box are so frightenly cute!!! I have used the shrinky dinks before, but never for such a cute pendant!
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Kristi said...

Love this! Looks like a lot of work went into making a one of a kind gift.
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waidc said...

Your craftiness amazes me. This necklace is cute (& spooky) and perfect for Halloween. The coffin box is a bonus! I love your work.
waidc@bellsouth.net

Mary Jean said...

beautiful....as always!!! Wish I had a pinkies worth of your talent!

Crafty Teacher said...

Very cool Nadia! What a great gift idea! I have lots of film I need to use up so this gives me some great ideas and the coffin as a gift box is great! :)

Missjoanna said...

that is awsome i never used shrinky dink materal im a little confused how you colored it with the imagine i woujl luv to try this once..

kckid68 said...

This is a wonderful project. Very creative :)

Tracy_ScrappinMom said...

Nadia,
The coffin box was the perfect finishing touch.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Very spooky! And clever as always!

Linda V said...

Amazing! I love making those coffin boxes for some reason but that necklace is to die for.

D said...

So creative! I can easily see wearing this for a vampire countess costume! Thank you for the ideas!
-D

Diane said...

Nadia, you have outdone yourself once again! Really cool necklace and I love the coffin! Your creations never disappoint!

Di&Co.

Lady Fair said...

Fabulous! Love the added details that take your projects to the next level of artistry. I made a coffin and knew it was missing something, now I know exactly how to finish it off. :0)

ScrappyMama said...

Ok, does this mean that you used the "reg" shrinky dink stuff instead of the one made for ink jet printers??? I've only tried the ink jet printer one in my Imagine &, though I had to use a multi-cut of 10 (yep, 10!!), they came out really well. Until the baking part that is : ( !! So if I give 'em another try, I'm gonna hold you responsible since you shared another SD project ; ) !!!! I've also gotta get some of this spray; I'm sure it works better than the reg fixative I've been using. And, seriously, a coffin gift box is the perfect touch for your necklace...Thanks for sharing!!!

Joanne Vanberkom said...

I saw this yesterday and loved it so much I showed my fellow scrap BFF and she was blown away by the necklace. Great job on this!!
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SeaSwan said...

I love shriny dinks. I might have to make some necklaces for gifts. tfs

Dell said...

What a fabulous idea! Love that this is a necklace to wear and all the details you put into it. Great job!

D said...

I didn't find a post for Sunday, but that necklace easily warrants another. Great work, Hun! Thank you for sharing!
-D

Missy said...

This is terrific Nadia, thank you for the great instructions, too!!

Cindy said...

This necklace is fabulous! Love the little coffin box, too. It's perfect!!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

This was the inkjet kind! I tried the max number of multicut on my Imagine. Usually 3 does it but not this time. Worked just fine on the E. Can't wait to see what you make!

Linda Kaiser said...

You are amazing! What a great necklace and gift box!!

Linda

jacobsonbruce said...

This necklace is so cute. I haven't made Shrinky Dinks since I was a kid. I'm going to have to run out & buy some to introduce to my daughter. Your box is really cute. (Should I be saying that about a coffin? Thank's weird!)
Margo (go-go from the Cricut mb)

marg0006 said...

Just love that gorgoyle. It turned out really cool.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Hrvatica said...

Great necklace and all the more special with the coordinating box!

Scrappin with the bug said...

Tooo adorable I love it when you do Shrinky film projects. Adorable - thanks for the tips on the sealing this stuff too.

Maria said...

This is gorgeous!!! TFS

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