Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Graphic 45 Magic Halloween Display with "Midnight Tales"


Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a fun Halloween display I created using the amazing "Midnight Tales" from Graphic 45.
This project started as a simple set of three wooden pillar style candle holders that I purchased at a craft store.

Having this paper in mind, I knew I wanted to create a display piece.

Graphic 45 supplies used:

Other Supplies:
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Distress Collage Medium -  Matte
Black Gesso
Styrofoam pumpkins and Halloween tree sprig
Foam Adhesive squares and dots
Large wooden popsicle sticks (painted black)
Small battery operated tea lights (painted black)

I began by first painting the bare wood in black gesso and allowing it to dry completely.
Next, I fussy cut pumpkins from the 8X8 and 12X12 Pumpkin Patch sheets, A witch from 12X12 Midnight Tales sheet, and the adorable little fairies from 12X12 Fairy Mischief sheet. I then cut pieces for the bases. these were cut 1/8" smaller on all sides than the base. All edges were inked with Distress Ink in Black Soot.
For the pillars I cut pieces from the following papers in the 8X8 paper pad.
Fairy Mischief side B
Midnight Tales side B
For the tallest pillar I cut from the purple spiderweb sheet of the 12X12 Patterns and Solids paper pad.
The fairies with mushrooms and stamp images were cut from the 12X12 Midnight Tales Sheet
The Fairy on bat was fussy cut from the 12X12 Hallow's Eve sheet

After inking all of the edges of my pieces and fussy cuts I adhered the panel pieces on each side of the now black pillars. Once the glue was smoothed out I used a paintbrush and Matte Distress Collage Medium to coat them and let them dry. Once dry I added the Mushroom Fairy images and fussy cut stamps in the same way.

Once all of my pieces were dry, I began placing my fussy cuts. I used foam adhesive squares at different heights with my pieces for dimension.
I added flexible wire to the back of my witch and the little fairies to make them sturdy.
A large popsicle stick that was painted black was cut into three pieces and adhered to the back side of each pillar. These were used to adhere my witch, tree sprig, and some pumpkins to. The tiny mischievious fairies were added to the tree sprig using small dots of hot glue.

I just adore the whimsy of this paper and it is perfect for all of your Halloween projects!
For even more fun, I added battery operated tea lights!

Thanks So Much for visiting my post today!
Be sure to check out the G45 Blog for more inspiration!
Happy papercrafting!