Thursday, September 2, 2010

Halloween in Wonderland Printer's Tray

Like my friend Deb said, "kinda like making a doll house." I absolutely LOVE these papers....from the moment I saw them. The colors are always a treat with Graphic 45, and the fine detail, but these were above and beyond.

What a treat to work with them!!!!!

So when I got my 8x8 tablet the first thing I wanted to do was start cutting them apart....It only seems right. But always save the 2nd copy of the page if you can. Just in case you like to look at it again. It's a sickness.


I used the 7Gypsies Printer's Tray that is so wonderful because it needs nothing to get started! It's already painted black AND distressed! What more could I ask for? I paint most everything black anyway.


This is a closeup of the detail in the top row. It's my favorite. The Rabbit collage is 4 layers of papers. I like to use pop dots to bring dimension to everything, and let the larger pieces go "out of the box."

I made some elements brighter or toned them down with Distress Inks (of course). And it's very hard to see, but I used Glossy Accents on several pieces, like the Candy Corn, the Cheshire Cat on the bottom, and the Pocket Watch top corner for more dimension.

I've had the little gold charms forever. Don't know who made them or where I got them, but they were perfect since they were from Alice in Wonderland. If someone knows the info, let me know and I'll give credit. They had to be from a convention somewhere.

So, that's it for today. Don't forget to check out the Ranger Blog for Suze's Video and more tutorials!

Have a good one!

23 comments:

  1. I am half way through my Halloween Printers tray ... but now I have seen yours ... I am not so keen on mine :0) It is beautiful ... I definitely neeeeeeeeed those papers!

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  2. I need a printers tray!!!! Mind you, I need everything I see on blogs.
    I love that paper (I DO have the paper..it is gorgeous, I agree) Your art is wonderful.

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  3. That is fantastic! I love how you layered everything so nicely. I have one of those trays that stares at me every day wondering what I am going to do with it.

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  4. I too love those papers and have had great fun playing with them but I have to say your printers tray is SPECTACULAR!

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  5. Linda -

    This is just gorgeous! I just received the 12 x 12 pad of this paper and I love it. My problem, I don't want to cut them up. I just want to look at them - lol!

    Elaine Allen

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  6. I have these papers too and they are just gorgeous but your printers tray is absolutely fantastic, such wonderful use of the papers, I love it. Tracy x

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  7. Beautiful piece of art! I haven't seen the printers trays but now I think I need one!

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  8. Oh wow this is fabulous. I really am going to have to get my act together and start trying new things. Brilliant inspiration, thank you. Annette x

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  9. OMG this is awesome, I too am so addicted to these papers. I think I need to do a printers tray myself now after seeing yours. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  10. What a wonderful wonderful job you've done on this! I am happy to have a tray and some paper to try and make my own version of thisThanks for giving us such great inspiration!

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  11. This is just awesome, Linda! Aren't those papers grand??? The detail is just amazing, and perfect for projects such as yours! All that dimension really adds to it!

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  12. Wow, this is super! Love all the details in this.
    Susan

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  13. ohhhh It came out Fab-u-lous!!!! I can't even begin to imagine how long this took to create! Worth every minute I tell you!
    hugs Lynn

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  14. Your Printers Tray is just so lovely, what a brilliant way to use those fabby Halloween papers.
    I think I need one of those trays.

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  15. You are sure to have one heckuva Halloween with art like that! It shows a lot of time and effort to make it so grand!

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  16. Wow that is an awesome piece of work. And now I have a new store to shop at since your post sent me over to 7gypsies. My hubby thanks you for finding me another store to spend his money in. LOL
    I love your artwork!

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  17. Linda~enjoyed your printers tray, I also felt the same need to just cut apart the paper and enjoyed it so much. If you are so inclined to go take a look you might like it also.
    WWW.memesartplace.blogspot.com

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  18. I missed this one.. all I can say is WOW! and I need to get a 7 gypsies printer tray! Thank you for shwoing :))

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  19. You've outdone yourself, again! I love, love, love this!!!

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  20. This is so fab This is realy a great inspriation. I pick op my printer tray an d GF 45 and will start tomorrow. Thank you for sharing.

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