Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tombstone Swap from Retro Cafe Art Gallery and a SALE!

Some of my favorite color combinations are used for traditional Halloween projects.

Orange...Purple....and Green.

So these Tombstones for Kristin's Swap are a lot of fun for me. The Antique Skeleton Cut-Outs are perfect for these little tombstones.

I like to use Fresco Paints applied with Cut-n-Dry foam for a lot of my backgrounds. Then I stamped with the Mini Halloween 3 set from Tim Holtz in various Archival Ink colors.

The Bats in the background are added using the Bat Camp stencil and archival ink. 

The Cat Cut-Out and Bat Cut-Out have some white Sharpie Poster pen outlines.

This Zombie hand is reaching for the bats that are flying away. I really love the intricate cut of this Spider Web Tombstone.

The background is stamped onto Finnabair Sunrise Sunset Paper here. Great colors for this. And the Newsprint Words are layered onto mat board. 

The EEK is painted and used as a base for out little Skeleton's feet to perch upon.

You've gotta love the Bat Charm.

Now this one is altogether different. It has an Ultra Thick Embossing Powder background with some gold paint dabbed over spots. I pushed the tombstone into the embossing ink and then added different colors of my discontinued Brightz UTEE before hitting it all with the heat tool.

The Cat Lantern is hanging from a snap back.

The little Moon Face is made from Paper Clay and a Punch Mold from RCAG and is painted with various paints with a bit of ink.

These Art Doll Faces are just way too much fun, and VERY easy to make.

I stamped the little Trick or Treaters on the backs and signed them. This one has branches stamped around the edges, and some vintage text...all from the same stamp set. LOVE IT!

I really like how they have spots of the background showing through them. Kind of looks like they're at a bonfire or watching the sun set on their way into the Scary Night!


Check out the products from RCAG and get yourself entered into the SWAP! (Click the SWAP link for all the good information.)

These are going there soon!

NOW! Here is the GOOD stuff...SALE TIME at Retro Cafe Art - 10% off ALL items! Use this code LABOR10OFF until Monday at Midnight. All NEW items here.


Retro Cafe Art Products:
Gothic Tombstone Bases III
Antique Skeleton Illustrations Paper cuts
Vintage Skeleton Paper cuts-Colored
Tim Holtz Cling Mounted Stamp Set - Mini Halloween 3
Zombie Arm Cut Outs
Halloween Word Scroll Cut Outs
Cat Cut Outs-Black Mat Board
Bat Cut Outs-Black Mat Board
Bat Camp Stencil
Brass Fancy Bat Charm
Paper Clay and Sculpey Flexible Push Mold-Art Doll Faces
Halloween Lanterns Embellishments
Halloween Collage Vintage Paper Cuts-Newspaper Grey
Jet Black Archival Ink


Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Fabulous tombstones Linda! Your colors are always so perfect! I especially love the tombstone with the clay face and UTEE background. AWESOME! xoxo

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow and wow again, they all look stunning and wonderful, whoever gets these in the swap is going to be so lucky! My absolute favourite though is the top one, wow, those colours are just stunning and you blended the paints so beautifully!! I always struggle with the Fresco paints, for some reason they always go streaky on me, but I do love how well they take stamping over them as your sample illustrates just perfectly!

Elaine A said...


LOVE these! Colorful, creepy, fabulous! You just get better and better!

Elaine Allen

P.S. Finally retired from Verizon!

Linda M. Cain said...

Astrid, I don't know if this would help with the streaks, but I use Cut-n-Dry foam squares and pounch the color on. I very rarely use a brush, except on tiny spots. Hope this helps. Your work is OUT OF THE WORLD gorgeous!

Linda M. Cain said...

You are just too kind, Helen. And I'm sooooooooo glad you're retired! Whoo Hoo!


Coco said...

All are absolutely frightening and gorgeous Linda, I love them all!!!! :D Coco xx

Penny Nuttall said...

These are wonderful. So much imagination and skill. Green with envy!

sam21ski said...

BOO to you too, these are all fabulous xx

Sam xx

Candy C said...

Linda....your tombstone ATCs are stunning! I so love every one of them..particularly the first one. Those Fresco paints are fantastic! I love their chalky matte finish. Love your color choices and blending on all of your tombstones. The UTEE is amazing, too. You are so talented, my friend. <3 Candy

Julie Steed said...

What fun! These are amazing, as always. Love the little skeleton guys!