Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Halloween Bezel Canvas

Sleeping in today? While you have your coffee I just want to show you a Halloween idea I had.
It all started with making bezels with resin.  I saw this one part of last years Graphic 45 Halloween paper that fit my friend Sandy to the T!  Sandy loves Halloween and I made her this bezel.

Then my other friend Lisa sent me a photo of a reverse canvas, Lisa my enabler.  Immediately I put the bezel and canvas in my head and then hunted down my Halloween stash!  Sandy is recovering from a hip injury and I wanted to make her smile.

Here is the completed project

I used numerous Halloween products from last year.  I mod podge 4 papers along the side.  I glued the edges of the music papers and then rolled them outwards. The edges are blackened with ink and then stickled in orange.

The inside is painted with charcoal black paint.  Then I daubed metallic silver Distressed Paint where the windows are.  The rest of it is sprayed with Tattered Angels snow queen mist.  The house is a Tim Holtz die called Rickety house.

In the corner is green mesh,  gauze and a chipboard witch that I glued down with glossy accents. You can see the rolled paper edged with glitter glue. 

The bottom I stamped with Versa Mark and then Frantaged over it with white

I hung the bezel from a Tim Holtz Ideology hook and ribbon so it has movement.

I hoped you like my reverse canvas idea and give one a try. It was easy to make and highlights the bezel perfectly. I have tutorial coming up on making bezels shortly if you are interested in making your own. 

Have a great weekend


  1. Beautiful Compositions, yes, I like your clock exquisite heart! Great pictures!

  2. I love this heart shaped bezel Kelly, and love your reverse canvas. I shall keep this idea in my head. very very lovely! All the elements and textures are well chose, and form a pretty halloween scene. Love it. Hugs.

  3. Wow, wow, wow! We all want to be Sandy and get this fab piece of artwork!

  4. Such a wonderful project for your friend. I love your bezel! Fabulous, Kelly.....EVERYTHING! x

  5. Fabulous project Kelly...Love the bezel.. your dear friend will treasure this I'm sure.... Hugs May x x x

  6. Ah, how wonderful that you made this for the gorgeous Sandy, I bet she will be smiling from ear to ear when she sees your absolutely stunning canvas Kelly. Love it! Hugs, Anne x

  7. Amazing project Kelly. So much dimension........gorgeous.

  8. Why isn't Anne sweet - she is the one that is gorgeous and much younger than I and you can tell her I said so!!!!
    Kelly your Halloween present to me is so much fun - I have it on my mantel and see it every day. Honey Child, you always make me smile. Can't wait for our weekly chat!!! Thanks Sugar for all the sweet things you do for me!

  9. How creative, love all the textures, nice work Kelly
    Hugs Julie P

  10. WOW ! this is a fabulous canvas, wonderful details on it, love it very much !

  11. Sandy is a lucky lady to get such a great canvas. That bezel is perfect and your canvas is a real eye catcher! I never heard of a reverse canvas but this is fantastic. You are soooooo creative!!!
    Hugs, Cathy

  12. What a wonderful gift you've made for Sandy! I'm sure she will really appreciate your generosity! Great way to display your lovely bezel!
    I don't know how I got so behind on my visiting! All caught up now! :o)

  13. Oh Wow! this is awesome Kelly! what a fab design…. I love the colours and textures… so many wonderful details… the bezel is really beautiful !! :-)
    Hope you are having a good week!
    Big Hugs
    Sue B xx

  14. You have made an absolutely lovely present here. So many elements to look at and admire. Your bezel is beautiful and a tutorial on how to make would be nice. Thankyou for joining in the Craft My Life challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (DT.)

  15. Truly fabulous Halloween make... and what a wonderful gift! The bezel is just sensational. I've just invested in some ice resin, but haven't had a chance to play yet... now very inspired, thank you!
    Alison x

  16. Such a stunning Halloween make, I love it! Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join our new challenge :-) Elaine-xxx-


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