Friday, August 19, 2011

Huge Giveaway and Spooky Aging Technique

Happy Friday all!!  My apologies for the delay in post, always takes longer to do things than hoped!!Today I have a HUGE giveaway planned and some step by step photos sharing the "spooky aging technique" used for my Creepy Countdown Calendar..  So let's not waste any time!!
For this Huge Giveaway not only could you win what you see pictured here, but also included in the giveaway is a Free Copy of My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Program!!!
This is an unbelievable prize package of over $80.00!!!

If you aren't familiar with My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software you have been missing out!  And so have I..  I recently had a chance to use this Amazon award winning program first hand, and found that it replaces 3 programs I have been currently using.. 
Sooo User friendly.  And not only is it great for making all those outstanding Scrapbooking templates, but it is perfect for image layering, making videos and tons more!! 
So if you have been wanting to try and Digital Scrapbooking Program, My Memories Suite is the one to try!

To be entered for your chance to win this awesome giveaway. Leave your comments here now through August 26th !  One winner will be chosen at random and announced next Friday, August 26th!  * US and Canada Residents Only Please!

For up to 3 more additional chances to win, follow My Memories on either their Facebook, Twitter or Blog and stop back to let me know by leaving your additional comments. 

Prize Package Includes:
1 Free Digital Copy of My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Program
Graphic 45 12 x12 Halloween in Wonderland Paper Pack
3 Graphic 45 Metal Brads
3 Chipboard Diecut Gears
2 Graphic 45 Metal Tags
3 LG Handmade paper flowers created using G45's Halloween in Wonderland papers
1 Large stemmed playing Card flower
1 Hampton Arts Cling Stamp
6 Fun Halloween Cupcake picks

WOW!  Don't want to miss out on this one!! 


Now onto the Spooky Aging Technique
 To get started you will need:
Matte Black Acrylic Paint
  Thick Matte Gel Medium
Paint Brush
White Acrylic Gesso
Small Scrap Flexible cardboard
Heat Gun(optional)

Step 1 Too get started paint desired object black
Allow paint to dry then move onto step 2

Step 2: Using a small bent piece of flexible cardboard, gently fold in half to make a scoop
Scoop up small amounts of Gel Medium, and Scrape DIRECTLY onto project.




*Note, for more texture allow to dry in clumps or piles.  But allow ALOT more drying time, you may speed the process some with an Embossing gun.
Matte Medium will look clear when dry

Step 3: Paint over top of gel medium using your matte black paint.  Hiding any traces of Gel Medium
Allow paint to dry, will only take a few moments


Step 4:  Using a dry paint brush, pick up a small amount of White gesso and "drybrush" over top texture.  Making to sure move your brush strokes in different directions and never picking up much white..

Continue step 4 repeatedly till you reach desired effect


That's it for today!!  Thanks so much for stopping by on this special Friday! 
Have an amazing weekend, and don't forget to leave those comments to join in the giveaway!!!
Nicki Chicky

67 comments:

genagirl said...

Wow, that seems really easy. I have some coffins like this I got at Michaels last year and never did anything with!!

genagirl said...

And I'm not only following their blog now but their FB page! I love me some Halloween in Wonderland and the rest looks wonderful too - so toss my name into the hat, please!!

Pretty Patti's Papers said...

This looks like so much fun! I love halloween and this is such a great giveaway!

Carol said...

Awesome coffin - thank you for the how-to! Fabulous giveaway and the chance to win some of your handmade flowers (WOO HOO), so beautiful!

Pretty Patti's Papers said...

Just went to their facebook and twitter and liked them. Couldn't figure out how to do their blog but I did go there!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This looks awesome! I just bought a coffin...definately trying this! The giveaway is fantastic. I would be over the moon if I won. Thanks for the chance.
Pam
panuttingatgmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

I have really become a big fan of yours! Love all of your wonderful projects, especially the flowers! Thanks for the giveaway chance--would love to win!

JamieH

Vannessa said...

Iamsogonna have to try that out:)

Scrappin1 said...

So Hauntingly cute...can't wait to try it!!

Holly Moore said...

Wow thanks for the chance to win. Great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

OmGosh! so much fun with just carboard. Gotta get me a coffin!

grannyso@yahoodotcom

jengd said...

What a great technique! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win such a fab giveaway!

Ginger Benedict said...

This is so cool. I've got to try this, I have a coffin just waiting for this technique. Love the prize package too!

Suzanne Morse said...

Thanks for sharing and I'm crossing my fingers to win

krjle said...

AWsome prize pack I love me some G 45!!! thanks forthe chance to win

michsmith1973 said...

Awesome prize pack and thanks for the turoial and share. Thanks for giving us the chance to win such an awesome prize giftaway.

Juli Redwine said...

I have a huge bottle of Gesso and I have been waiting for a cool project to use it on. I appreciate the inspiration. Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Thank you so much for the opportunity and inspiration. I just purchased one of those coffins at Michaels yesterday. Pick me please!! =}
Liz
Jlbarajas@sbcglobal.net

Kathi said...

That's a really cool technique that yields a wonderful result. Best of all, I have all the ingredients at hand. Gotta love that. And Graphic 45 of course. :D

Barbara said...

Wow, I love what you did with the coffin! I've gotta give that a try. I so hope I win your wonderful giveaway. I Liked "My Memories" on Facebook.

Jackie AH said...

Interesting technique !!

sharon g said...

WOW, that really does look old. I'll have to try it. I need to find the coffin. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

sharon g said...

Following My Memories on FB now. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

sharon g said...

I'm now following the My Memories blog. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Very cool technique! I must give this a try.

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Nicole, Thanks for giving this great prize away!! I love Graphic 45! Your spooky aging technique is really cool! It would look really awesome on the cover of a Halloween mini too!! Thanks so much, Heidi
missgiebelatgmaildotcom

francine said...

wow, awesome giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jennifer Palmer said...

Love that technique! I'm getting ready to make a Halloween box that this will be perfect on!

Jennifer Palmer said...

Now following My Memories on Facebook!

Jennifer Palmer said...

Following My Memories blog!

Jennifer Palmer said...

And finally...now following My Memories on Twitter!

patedsch1 said...

What a great giveaway....keeping my fingers cross would love to win...enjoy your tutorials so simple to follow...Thanks

patedsch1 said...

Now following your blog and also following you on facebook.........

NanaBeth said...

I am definitely following you here and on FB. Halloween is my big holiday and I have several projects that this finish will be perfect for.Your tutorial is the best-I know I can follow it with no problem.How do you think it would work on the cover of an old book I'm altering?
Thank you so much for the chance at the give away and the great how to!

NanaBeth said...

I'm following My Memories on FB and their blog.They have a great pdf tutorial there now!Crossing my fingers on this one!

beneta said...

Very neat idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I love Halloween and how to make new items look scary.

Heidi said...

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try it. I love your website header. BEAUTIFUL.

Loretta B. said...

I just love this paper! Halloween crafting is my favorite and this just tops them all!

Janet said...

Wow I love your coffin! Awesome prize pack! Thank you for the chance to win it!

Scrapping Down a Lane said...

Wow being a digital scrapper I so need to check out that program you raved about. I think your coffin is going to be a tad spooky but so awesome for a halloween theme, can't wait to see it finished

Pandora said...

I just love the coffin, I am definitely using that technique! I've never used any programs to scrapbook but i do need one to do a slide show for my photos. I am going to have to check out this program. Thanks!

Pandora said...

I almost forgot I am following my memories on Facebook, twitter and on there blog!

barbara johnson said...

Thank you so much for this info!!! I love this coffin!! I can't wait to try this!!! Beautiful fantastic work!! Love that you shared this!!

Winnie Loves to Scrap said...

Wow, cool coffin. I liked you on facebook too. Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win. You do beautiful work.

Patsy Bocook said...

Just came across your awesome blog today - and sooooo glad I did! You really rock! And, I would LOVE to win that prize package!!!!

melissa said...

Thanks for the great tutorial & amazing giveaway!

April said...

What an AMAZING giveaway!! Love the tutorial as well, will have to try that!

April said...

Followed on facebook and looking forward to all the new ideas

Jo said...

oh I love the technique, thanks so much for sharing ... and the prize pack, amazing!!! I am crossing my fingers!!!

Anonymous said...

oooohhhhhh that looks like such fun - thank you for sharing & your tips to the project and the fabulous give a way !!! Thanks for the chance to win !!

Carole
carolehepburn@yahoo.com

Pamela said...

following your blog,love your work

Nola McDaniel said...

I would love to win! I love me some Graphic 45!
Nola
mctreasures@suddenlink.net

Beatrice Lawson said...

I liked My Memories Suite on Facebook - sounds really cool! I have never quite gotten into digital scrapbooking but winning this sweet package will do it. I do follow Graphic 45 too - my LSS just got that gorgeous Christmas Emporium line in, can't wait to use it!!

April said...

I have followed the blog and have enjoyed learning new things as I have looked back on previous entries thanks so much

Renee VanEpps said...

This tutorial is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it :)

Renee VanEpps said...
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Renee VanEpps said...

I'm following My Memories Suite on their Facebook page :)

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Thank you for the tutorial and great contest. Thank you!

Kathy Bumb said...

That is a very informative tutorial - with Halloween fast approaching, it will certainly be a technique that I can use. You have selected a fantastic giveaway - Please do not stop posting your tutorials.

ary puskar said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the distressing technique. Very cool. Please enter me in the drawing for all the fantastic goodies!!!

Mary

Chocolate Mousie said...

I won the My Memories program and it's so easy to use. I would LOVE to win the Graphic 45 goodies!

to_csh said...

Cool! Love the idea and can be used in lots of diff ways

Jess said...

Your the most you tutorial is wonderful love it xoxo girl love ya Jesse

keck said...

I have been wanting to do a mini book in a coffin, this is just what I needed to get started!! How inspiring!! thanks so much for the idea!! I can't wait

ggray said...

What a great technique! I saw your work on the Graphic 45 ring and was so impressed. How wonderful of you to share your techniques and to offer this incredible grab bag. Your work is so inspiring! I also added the My Memories page to my facebook likes. I had never heard of this program until this post. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! What an awesome giveaway!! Winning the flowers you make alone would be awesome!! Love the coffin to!!
Lisa Osterlind

Anonymous said...

Love the technique, can' wait to try it. I have been looking for something new, now I have found it.