Hello and welcome to another Mix It Up Monday, Deb Riddell here today to share a spooky Halloween banner I made for my very favourite holiday of the year!  Mixed Media Heavy Weight Sheets, Rebekah Meier Designs Transfer Foils, Deco Foil, Gina K Designs Fancy Foils and HeatnBond Lite Iron On Adhesive were all used to create my Frightfully Wicked Halloween banner, read on for my how to if you dare!


Frightfully Wicked Halloween Banner

Therm O Web Supplies Used:

iCraft Mixed Media Sheets • Heavy Weight
Lite • Value Pack
Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive
Deco Foil™ PeelnStick Toner Sheets
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Black
Rebekah Meier Designs Transfer Foil 6″ x 6″ (12 sheets per pack) • Antique Pearl (Satin)
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6″ x 8″ • Sweet Mango
iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz

Other supplies:

Distress Ink, Distress Spray Stain, Alcohol Ink – Ranger Ink
Assorted Halloween themed stencils – Stampers Anonymous
Skull and Jack O Lantern dies – Sizzix
Assorted Halloween themed embellishments – Tim Holtz/Advantus
Foil Laminator • 12 inch
Miscellaneous – orange coloured seam binding, sewing machine, scissors, iron, white acrylic paint, cotton muslin, coffee

Frightfully Wicked Halloween Banner Instructions:

Spray two pieces of iCraft Mixed Media Heavy Weight Sheets with beige coloured spray ink (Antique Linen Distress Spray stain was used here) and add a wash of diluted white acrylic paint over top.  Cut 5 pieces from the prepared sheets, each measuring 4 1/4″ x 5″ 1/2″.


Randomly stencil Halloween themed images onto the cut Mixed Media Heavy Weight sheets, using a brown ink for three of the sheets and gray ink on the remaining two (Crossed, Crossbones, Pumpkins, Batground and Flames Layering stencils were used here along with Ground Espresso and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks).

Coffee stain some cotton muslin fabric (this step is optional) and adhere the muslin fabric onto the back of each piece of Mixed Media Heavy Weight sheet using HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive.  Cut each of the pieces into a banner shape and sew a couple of rows of messy stitching around the edges with a contrasting colour of thread.


Cut a piece of orange coloured seam binding to about 45″ long and adhere each of the banners into the seam binding with Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive, leaving about 1/4″ between each of the banners and alternating the stenciled colours.  After the Fabric Fuse adhesive has dried, add a couple of lines of messy stitching along the length of the seam binding if desired.

Heat up your foil laminator and cover a piece of PeelnStick Toner Sheet with Antique Pearl Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil and another piece with Black Deco Foil.  Cut two skull die cuts (this is the Bigz Skull die), one from the Antique Pearl foiled Toner Sheet and one from the black foiled sheet, and insert the black foil pieces for the eyes, nose and areas of the mouth into the Antique Pearl foiled skull.  Gently sand the die cut with a sanding block for a worn grungy appearance.


Cover a piece of PeelnStick Toner Sheet with Gina K Designs Fancy Foils in Sweet Mango and another piece with Black Deco Foil.  Die cut three Jack O Lanterns (this is Bigz Jack-o-Lanterns die) two times, one set from the Sweet Mango covered PeelnStick Toner Sheet and one from the black Deco Foil covered sheet.  Insert the black foiled eyes, nose and mouths into the Sweet Mango foiled pumpkins and gently sand the die cuts again for a worn appearance.

Cover one more piece of PeelnStick Toner Sheet with Black Deco Foil and die cut a couple of spooky Halloween words (this is the Thinlits Vintage Spirits die set).


Time to assemble your Frightfully Wicked Halloween Banner!

Remove the paper backing from the large foiled pumpkin and adhere it to the first banner on the left side.  Remove the backing paper from the black foiled eyes, nose and mouth and insert them into the openings on the orange foiled pumpkin.


Remove the backing paper from one of your spooky words and adhere it onto the next banner.  Add a scary Halloween image (retro Halloween cat is from Tim Holtz’s Frightful Ephemera pack) and colour a bat charm with Pitch Black alcohol ink and sew it onto the bottom (Tim Holtz Oddities Adornments).

Adhere the Antique Pearl foiled Skull die cut to the center banner, insetting the black foiled eyes, nose and mouth pieces.


Next, adhere a skeleton ephemera image to the next banner (from the Frightful Ephemera pack) and peel off the backing paper from your second Halloween word die cut and adhere it over top of the skeleton.  Colour a spider charm (Oddities Adornments) with more Pitch Black alcohol ink and sew it onto the upper corner of the banner.


Finally, adhere the two smaller die cut foiled pumpkins onto the last banner, overlapping them slightly.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how my Frightfully Wicked Halloween banner came together and that you’ve been inspired to make one of your own, what a fun decoration for the upcoming Halloween festivities!


Thanks again for stopping by today and as always, happy creating!

Deb xo

2 Comments on Mix It Up Monday with A Frightfully Wicked Halloween Banner

  1. margessw
    October 5, 2017 at 5:08 pm (4 years ago)

    This is an awesome Halloween banner !

    • Deb Riddell
      October 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Marjorie 🙂 Deb