Saturday, September 24, 2011

Witch's Boot Altered Wood Cutout

Hello to all my peeps out there in bloggerville!  I have a project for you today working with a raw wood cutout.  I haven't done many projects with this medium but I am fast falling in love with it.  I turned this...

into this!

Deets please!

Carts and Materials
  • Indie Art - skull and crossbones
  • Paper - Authentique "Glowing"
  • Paint - Martha Stewart "Beetle Black"
  • Glitter - Marth Stewart "Fire Opal"
  • Spray - Glimmer Mist "Graphite"
  • Ink - SU Basic Black, TH Spiced Marmalade
  • My Stash - black roses, black swirl bling, twine, crepe streamer, black ribbon trim

I attended the Cricut Stampede last Spring and we each received this wood cut out of a cowboy boot.  It has been sitting on a shelf in my craft room since I came home.  Halloween usually shows a lot of witch's boots so I knew I had found an opportunity to use my cut out.  I started by painting it black with some new paint from MS that I found at Michael's.  I then covered it with this beautiful Halloween paper from Authentique. 

I adeded some crepe paper ruffles to the edge of the boot which makes the boot very girly.  I covered up my glue line with a piece of black trim.  Things were going in the right direction.

I used 2 different papers and I wanted to stress that detail.  So I added a line of glitter to make the transition more noticable.  now, it's time for the little details.

I am learning to layer in details instead of feeling like everything I put in a project has to be immediatley seen at first glance.  I am still working on this but I feel I did a good job here.  I added some black swirl bling and layered a skull and crossbone cut on top.  I covered the cut with Glimmer Mist in Graphite.  I love the splattered look.  I edged it with Spiced Marmalade ink.  I plopped several loops of twine and some black roses at the beginning of the bling to complete the look.

I added another black swirl of crystals complete with a cluster of roses.  I also added a few orange diamonoids to finish the look.

I edged the entire boot with Basic Black ink to give it more of an aged look.  Do you love my kickin' witche's boot?  I sure do!  With boots like these, anyone could get into a little trouble!  Until next time...



  1. I love love love your boot! What a fun need to go get soemthing cut with wood and try it.

  2. a dorable....I haven't done anything with my boot and now I have a great idea!! You are so talented and crafty. love all your inspiration!
    smooch! -Stefani

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your style!!! I cannot believe how you glammed up this woodcut--- and made it so perfect for Halloween decor!

  4. Robin, I LOVE it absolutely! My boot has also been resting calmly on a shelf since returning from Stampede and this is PERFECT!!!!
    I'm going to try it using your wonderful ideas!!! Many thanks!