Before splattering the glossy paper with the inks I randomly layered Tissue Tape across the paper. I used Caramel, Ginger and Latte Alcohol Inks, and Red Pepper and some Pitch Black for the bottom piece. Any white spots that poked through, I dabbed them with DI in the same colour range.
The bursting heart (I love it!), is a TH stamp from the Rock Star set. I printed the words "The Tell-Tale Heart" on the banner. The heart was stamped again on grungepaper and then I cut the heart and used DI Fired Brick; then smooshed with my finger some Distress Stickles Fired Brick and used the heat tool to quick dry. Popped the heart up with foam squares.
The quote at the bottom was printed off the computer; stamped with DI Vintage Photo and torn. TH pen nib and unknown clock embellie!
This fabulous ribbon is from The Dollar Store! I bought all I could find! It comes in 3 widths! It looks like vintage wrinkled satin! Anyway, I stamped blood splatter all over the ribbon and in spots on the quote using a Martha Stewart blood splatter stamp that comes in one of her Halloween sets. Love love love it! I think I watch too much Dexter! The black flexible wire, I got at Michael's in the jewellery making section. Comes in all colours and gauges. You don't need any special tools to bend it. You can bend with your fingers. Check it out!
Mr. Poe is from the web and I encased him in a silver frame that I inked with Pitch Black Alcohol Ink to tone down the silver and make it old looking. I added some Alcohol Ink (can't remember which one) on a square Fragment to give him a vintage look.
Closeups. Click on photos for larger images:
|This is the back. As you can see, I went a little wild with the blood splatter stamp! The guy at the top is on the back of Poe's photo. He is the actor Joseph Schildkraut who was in the 1941 film version of The Tell-Tale Heart.|
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