Friday, October 13, 2017

Return of the Two Witches Sharing Recipes

Please join me on my new blog - where this project is included with more already added. Thank you. I hope to see you there.

One of my co-workers requested a wall hanging with the Two Witches so I went overboard with this one. It is much more elaborate than the previous wall hanging.

You may recall that I decided to make the witches like the folding paper dolls that we made out of newspaper as kids where you fold the paper like a fan and cut out the paper doll with the hands joined. The first time I did it, I put the edge of the die outside of the fold and cut the witches with the dresses joined. It just looked weird with the witches abutting that way. So next I put the die so that the hat and hands and brooms were joined. Because of the posture of the witches, it looks like they are leaning in to discuss an important topic - recipes!!

I made a cauldron to put behind the witches and gave them a spooky nighttime setting in front the moon. To give the skirt some dimension I folded it before I cut it out and then fluffed it a little when I glued it down. These dresses worked very nicely. The yellow dress on the witch on the right is plain yellow cardstock stamped with one of my favorite new Christmas background stamps - Sparkles. I think it makes a great pattern for the dress.

I used the same Distress Oxides for the background night sky that I used in my previous wall hanging - the Grumpy Back Seat Driver. I added the new Haunted House Sizzix Thinlits die with yellow windows and edged the house and windows with white distress crayon. I also stamped the background with the new Spider stamp using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide, but I made an error here. I stamped over my moon and it just looked weird so I had to make a new moon and glued that on top. Fortunately, my error worked out because it gave the moon so much more dimension.

Once again I used the Sizzix Poison embossing folder. I love how it makes such a creepy label. The sidebar has a spider web and with various tokens hanging from it and a toxique vial. I stamped some Halloween stamps below and then while the ink was still wet I pulled a paint brush through them to mimic streaking or melting. I did the same thing when I stamped the Happy Halloween at the top, then embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I think that covers most of the details of the Two Witches wall hanging. I'm going to be sharing it on Facebook and Instagram for the Sizzix challenge #holtzforhalloween and #timholtzhalloween2017.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you are enjoying this crafting season. Soon I have to switch to Christmas, but I actually have promised 3 more Halloween houses before I do.


  1. Lucy, another masterpiece! I just love how you 'dressed' the witches on your previous piece and this one is amazing too! Anne x

    1. Thank you. I am really happy how the dresses turned out. I have to find some more dies that I can try this technique on.

  2. I love how you thought outside the box, Lucy! This is gorgeous :)

  3. Lucy, another fantastic creation! Loving how you did the witches and manipulated your stamped images to make them creepy! Every details is so incredibly spooky! I bet your co worker loved this! Hugs!

  4. How brilliant! Just look at them all dressed up! A wonderful spooky creation making full use of all those TH goodies.
    Alison x