Saturday, October 12, 2013

Spider Web Tutorial

Jeepers Creepers!!! I had a blast working on this Halloween page!

I took this beautiful sketch by Tammy for Flying Unicorn's Mojo Monday, and took it to the dark side.

This is my entry for quite a few challenges, including the Stencil me different challenge where we had to use a stencil in a different way. I used my Tim Holtz spider web mask to make the large spider web by spraying it like normal with some Glimmer Mists. Then after it dried I used a white pen to go over the whole mask. All of the spiders, the title, arm bone, and ghosts are stickers, used for the 4 Categories Challenge for category 1. To do something different with my stickers I used some mini alpha stickers by Lily Bee and masked them with some Distress Inks to make "creepers". Speaking of Jeepers Creepers, that's my song title for the October Music Challenge @, with the twist of using orange and black. 

I love to recycle stuff on my pages, and used some old cardboard to cut a circle, and embossed it with Distress Embossing powders in vintage photo and brushed corduroy. Then I applied some moss that my Mom gathered for me in her backyard a few years ago. I finished the edge off with some yarn that was dyed orange with some Glimmer Mists that I already had in my stash. I added some orange bling to some cork from a wine bottle to make the skull eyes for this month's challenge at Scrap for help.
I made my fence with my Cricut Expression (October 31st) cartridge, cutting it out of black cardstock, and covering it with Distress Stickles in black soot. I also cut out the little tombstones to create a graveyard behind the fence.To mimic a foggy, spooky night, I used Pebbles Inc. white chalk coming up from behind the tombstones. The little spider web here was made in the same way as the larger one, except it only has 2 layers, and I used black soot Distress ink, instead of dusty concord.

To make the larger spider web you'll need some white cardstock, scissors, glue, a black brad, Distress inks, blending tool, and a white pen. I started by cutting these web shapes by hand in small, medium, and large. You're basically making a reverse scallop around a circle. 

Then I used my blending tool and Distress inks (peeled paint, spiced marmalade, and dusty concord) to color them. 

Now wet them and scrunch them up from the centers.

They should look like this after they're dried.

At this point you can darken your colors with some more ink, or leave it as it is like I did. Using my white   pen, I outlined the edges first. Then make lines coming from each point towards the center.

Now make connecting lines from all of your points, and continue down, but don't worry about making lines in the middle since it's not going to show anyway, since this is the largest web.

Only make your lines meet in the middle on your smallest web. They should now look like this.

Glue your webs together starting with the largest one on the bottom. I used my spider stickers for the legs, but you can use a black Sharpie to make your own. Then I added a sparkly black brad through the center, and finished if off by adding two dots for eyes with my white pen.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love this LO!! Totally rocked the sketch!

  2. I can tell you had a blast putting this together; so cute and creative! Thanks for the blog visit, BTW.

  3. Oh wow! I love the masking, the upcycled cardboard, the cork "eyes," and the handmade spider web. I can definitely say that you totally rocked this page! Thanks for playing along with S4H.

  4. What a great page! I could never pull off a Halloween page but you sure rocked it! Love the eyes and the spider webs! Your son's costume is pretty cool! Love it! Drop by sometime I have a giveaway this month! All the best!

  5. wow! i love this masking! thank you for playing with us at S4H!

  6. you certainly did rock that sketch..this is a stunner! thanks for playing along :)

  7. Love this darker version that you made. Those spiderwebs look so cool and are such a wonderful touch!
    Thanks for sharing with us at S4H!!