Skip to main content

Who let the Skeletons Out?

The Altered Pages Design Team has been treating us with a month full of SPOOKY projects! Be sure to check back each day and see what they create with our partner ArtAnthology's products!  Comment each day on the blog for a chance to win a prize package from ArtAnthology and

Altered Pages is also one of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop sponsors. Our Design Team is participating in the hop... if you would like to hop along the blog roll is on the side bar!

Welcome to Day 11 of the 31 Days of Halloween

Who let the Skeletons out of the closet???

Here's what I did.... I started off by painting a piece of with cardstock using Art Anthology's Limeaid Velvet Dimensional paint.  I applied the first layer and let it dry then I went back in and added a second layer using a bit more paint so I could leave visible brush strokes in the finished look.

I then used a paper punch to make a slimy looking border.  Looks so cool in person because all of those brush strokes makes it look icky - LOL!!

I took a piece of the textured cardstock from Lucy Crab Shack and highlighted the pattern using several colors of Gelatos which I smeared around with my finger.

I then printed out the skull from the collage sheet - Halloween 1950's  in multiple sizes, cut them out and affixed them to the card in layers - some glued directly to the card panel, others mounted using double stick foam tape for depth and dimension.

And finally I made this fun skeleton flower using Bazzill Paper Flowers and a fun skull bead!

Supplies Used:

Art Anthology - Limeaid Velvet Dimensional Paint


  1. Fabulous card! love the skulls and the flower! And of course the drippy goo border! xx

  2. Perfect! Great colors and I love your layers of skulls.

  3. Creepy and fun skeleton card! Great job!

  4. Great card! Love the drippy goo and your skull flower rocks!

  5. Love the green goo border! So clever. Awesome background and great skull flower! Love it!

  6. This card is absolutely bone chilling! Love the colors used and the green ooze is fantastic!

  7. How different and wonderful to see the blood drip in a color other than red.
    Thanks for sharing the how tos.
    Love the flower.

  8. Great colors and I'm lovin' all the skulls. The green slime looks fabulous. xxD

  9. Fabulous icky goo drippy skeleton card. Love the different sized skeleton images, too!

  10. The goo is delightful! And the flower and the skull center is awesome. Can see me making soooo many of these! Love all those skellies! Fab job!

  11. How fun is this card. Thanks for showing us some steps on how you made it.

  12. Great card! Aren't Gelatos so much fun?!

  13. Fab card! Thanks for sharing the details to your mixed media piece.

  14. What a spooktacular card, I love all the details and that drippy slimy border is perfect, I need that punch, who makes that?

  15. Thank you for all the explanations! Love the slimy green border! Then the skulls and all the other details!

  16. so cute my daughter would love this

  17. Another great card Roni, I am loving the touch of brighter colors you have used here and all those skeletons.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Get on Over!

We like having you visit,  Make sure to subscribe... Just click here - easy peasy November will be filled with Die Cut ART,  join us. Embellish premade pieces art by Barbara Rankin Cut your own pieces Paint or Foil to add interest art by Lyneen Jesse Combine Die cuts in a variety of mediums art by Jean Moore Create with your manual die cutting machine  or buy premade
 Handy Tip for Artists, Recyclers and Neat Freaks! I have a follow-up to the Citra-Sol method for creating fabulous background pages and collages.   I bought a big bag of navel oranges and realized I had the ingredients to make my own solvent!   Simply take a clean glass jar, peel the rind from the oranges and place all the rind/peels, without the pulp (tangerines, oranges, navels) into the jar.   Pour enough vinegar over the peels to cover them.    Allow the jar to sit for a week or two and VOILA!     You have made your own solvent for literally pennies.    You will notice the liquid getting a bit thicker than the plain vinegar and it does not smell bad!!! I now have a  HUGE jar on the window sill!       Be careful and only use this after testing on a safe spot.

DINA WAKLEY Featured Artist

We are SO Proud to present Dina Wakley with her ART and February Tip   (oops, she says she is totally disorganized, so there is HOPE for all of us!) Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops.  She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art. As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you.  Dina's books Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage are available now. Also look for three new North Light DVDs starring Dina, available this month: "Art Journal Mark Making and Throwing Ink," Art Journal Color Courage," and &q