Happy Halloween wall decor

I’m jumping in on another challenge, this time with Eileen Hull’s new Sizzix collection and her Fresh Vintage Album die along with Die Cuts with a View paper packs. The products compliment each other beautifully! I’ve always loved the vintage style designs. I love Steam Punk and classic textures mixed with rough, raw materials. So combining the materials I received with this project and the upcoming Halloween season, I thought I’d make some new decor to add to my own home. I’m so excited about this piece!

Happy Halloween wall decor by Jen Goode
Happy Halloween wall decor by Jen Goode

Eileen’s album die design is so fabulously versatile and because it’s a Sizzix Big die cut design it will cut through thick materials and even fabric. The DCWV paper pack I received for this project is called Tattered Time and is filled with warm and weathered vintage style images including gears, rules, tickets, two alphabet sets and a whole slew of wonderful patterns and designs.

Eileen Hull Sizzix Album die and DCWV Tattered Time paper
Eileen Hull Sizzix Album die and DCWV Tattered Time paper

I used scalloped portion of the die to cut paper from the DCWV pack as well as some balsa wood. I couldn’t be happier with how the die cut the wood. I then took an exact-o knife to trim some of the cut pieces to fit my project design.  I colored the wood by dying with Rit dye and adding painted accents using DecoArt craft paints.

Balsa wood cut with Sizzix die
Balsa wood cut with Sizzix die

To include my own personal JGoode touch, I added my own Halloween art accents to this piece. The cat, pumpkin and witch are all Jen Goode original designs you can purchase as digital stamps from Lil’ Goodies.

Halloween Digital stamps by Jen Goode at LilGoodies.com
Halloween Digital stamps by Jen Goode at LilGoodies.com

Here are more pictures of the process to make this Happy Halloween wall decor… I had so much fun!

Making Happy Halloween wall decor
Making Happy Halloween wall decor
Details on my Happy Halloween wall decor
Details on my Happy Halloween wall decor

I’d love to see what fun you can create with these amazing products! Check out Eileen Hull’s website to see more great project ideas using her new Fresh Vintage collection of Sizzix dies!

 

38 thoughts on “Happy Halloween wall decor”

  1. I love how you used the die in a completely different way and I definitely need to run out and get some balsa wood, not to mention this fabulous Sizzix die. Oh, and your cute Halloween digital stamp too! Heck, who am I kidding, I’ve got a huge list made up already!

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  2. Oh, goodness. I would never have thought to use Balsa Wood or to color the wood with Rit Dye…I learn something new every day! Great way to show the versatility of Eileen’s dies…so happy to be part of the Sizzix hop with you!

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  3. I love your interpretation of the album die as a wallhanging. Very clever! And I had no idea that the Sizzix die would cut balsa wood – good to know! Fun & creative, Jen.

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  4. Jen, somehow I expected to see a Halloween penquin on that wall hanging! haha…… Awesome artwork Jen! I love using balsa wood too!

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