Sunday, October 19, 2014

31 Days of Halloween | Day 19 (a puzzle tutorial)

During the month of October I am participating in a month-long blog hop with some amazing artists. Everyday you will find a new Halloween project on all of the blogs listed below. Each project must have stamping on it, be it digi or ink. There are prizes to win, be sure to check out all the rules HERE and information on the daily scavenger hunt is posted there! You must go HERE to find the item/s you are looking for the scavenger hunt.

Ms. Vampire

Welcome to Day 19 of the 31 Days of Halloween hop with! I was away from my computer all day yesterday and when I read my comments about the missing "puzzle" piece from yesterday I knew I needed to post-pone today's scheduled post for a puzzle tutorial!! YAY!!! In my post yesterday I referred to the popsicle sticks as a puzzle piece inadvertently because I use them as puzzles for kids party favors often...Below is the process of how to make your own puzzle using digital images! You could easily use stamps as I did yesterday or even paint and doodle puzzles.

Begin using images that are wide enough for your sticks...
if you desire a double-sided puzzle for more of a challenge
use 2 images. 
Glue the sticks to the paper

once dry you will cut apart the sticks. It is much simpler to do
one side and then repeat on the will not be cutting
blindly. I actually cut from the side with the sticks to see
where I'm cutting.

sticks cut apart
Sand the sticks.
All sanded! :)
Glue to the 2nd image and repeat, cut, sand.

Now I like to edge the sticks with a dark marker--here I used charcoal.

This is the puzzle completely edged. You could
stop here...But I love the look of them inked too.

The completed puzzle pieces all random! Ready to put the puzzle together
Mr. Vampire! 

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  1. Now I understand! This is a great idea. Would make a great project for any youth group.
    thank you for the great tutorial.
    You chose excellent images for this hop.

  2. Oooooh, I love this idea. I have tons of popsicle sticks (because you can't buy just a few) and now you have inspired me with this cool project. TFS I love it

  3. Awesome, I must try this, great idea and tutorial!!!

  4. FAbulous tut! Love the double sided idea and the tips for construction. Really cool images, too! xxD

  5. Now it make sense! And a wonderful idea! Both days have been great!!

  6. Brilliant tutorial - thanks! I really must have a go at this!

  7. Oooooo ahhhhhhh, thanks for explaining it all and in such GORE-geous detail too!

  8. This is a great idea--thanks for the tutorial!

  9. oooo a steampunk vampire, the only thing that could make me like it more is purple and sparkle, but actually it is perfect as is.

  10. This is a fun project. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the images you used.

  11. Wow, I love this puzzle and those images are amazing.

  12. Such a great project! Looks so fun and I love your images!~kim

  13. Well that is downright out of this world cool! I love to treat friends to the unique and this is one that I can do and plan to one of these days for another artist friend who lives in NYC! Thank you!


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