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Black Gesso Halloween Card

Black Gesso Halloween Card

Make this too-cute-to-spook Halloween card with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Black Gesso, Creative Layers stamps and Sticky-Back Canvas.

By Claudine Hellmuth

Black Gesso Halloween Card Tips and Techniques Step 1

Step 1: In your Inkjet printer, print handwriting or text onto an 8.5×11 sheet of Natural Sticky-Back Canvas. Make a small cut and then tear the Sticky-Back Canvas so that it frays the edges.


Black Gesso Halloween Card Tips and Techniques Step 2

Step 2: Remove the paper backing and then adhere to the pre-folded cardstock card.


Black Gesso Halloween Card Tips and Techniques Step 3

Step 3: Using the Ink Blending Tool with foam, apply a grape-sized drop of gesso to the foam using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Black Gesso.


Black Gesso Halloween Card Tips and Techniques Step 4

Step 4: Place the Houses from the Dwelling foam stamp set stamp foam side up and tap the paint using the Blending Tool onto the foam. Make sure you get good coverage of paint and cover all areas of foam evenly.


Black Gesso Halloween Card Tips and Techniques Step 5

Step 5: Stamp the Houses foam at the edge of the Sticky-Back Canvas we applied to our card earlier. Spray your foam stamp with water from the Mister to rinse off any extra paint. Blot with a paper towel or baby wipe to dry. Repeat with the dot stamp from the Dwelling Foam Stamp set.


Black Gesso Halloween Card Tips and Techniques Step 6

Step 6: Using the Ink Blending Tool with a new foam, apply a grape-sized drop of paint to the foam using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Blank Canvas (white). Place the houses from the Dwelling Stamp set onto a Rock A Block as your stamp mount, tap the Ink Blending Tool onto the clear stamp to apply paint.


Black Gesso Halloween Card Tips and Techniques Step 7

Step 7: Stamp the Dwelling Clear Stamp over the houses we stamped in Black earlier. Spray your clear stamp with water to remove any paint before it dries.


Black Gesso Halloween Card Tips and Techniques Step 8

Step 8: Apply the paint using the Ink Blending Tool to the circle from the Bloom foam stamp set and then stamp onto the corner of the card.


Black Gesso Halloween Card Tips and Techniques Step 9

Step 9: Cut out the definition of “haunt” from a dictionary and glue it to a piece of orange cardstock using Multi-Medium in Matte. Apply this to your card also using Multi-Medium in Matte. As a finishing touch, add any dots or extra touches you like using the tips of the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Mini Paints.