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Poe Tags & Resist Paper Tutorial by Jeanne Draachreider

Filed under Art Projects, Edgar Allan Poe Kit, Giveaways, Jeanne Draachreider, Newsletters, Rhea Freitag, Tutorials

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Jeannes’s project that are still available on the new site.

I’m handing off the intro to Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) again, as she is on a roll! Then stay tuned for some new Halloween items, a recap of Thursday’s newsletter (which also had some fun little Halloween items — and an adorable Halloween FREE Gift Kit that’s still available), and a NEW Giveaway!


Design Team Member Jeanne Draachreider has come up with an incredible tutorial on how to use the Tim Holtz Resist Paper Stash – Motif with a variety of Distress Inks.

Jeanne has put together quite the tutorial along with some fabulous photos AND she gives you her secret for how she always prints her images that she uses in her artwork. You all know I just adore secrets. Here’s a one for you… Jeanne used scrapbook paper with digital images (and printed her images over the new resist papers)!

Next in her tutorial posting is using the New and On Sale! Hocus Pocus Black Magic Paper, used with the New and On Sale! Tim Holtz – Embossing Folders – Halloween Words & Cobwebs. This paper is amazing! It is sandable 80# cardstock with a color core (and a canvas texture on one side). Don’t be fooled by the black surface: with a little sanding (hint: sand over an embossed design), tearing or antiquing, you can uncover the vivid core colors hidden beneath!

Black Magic Hocus Pocus 6x6 PadAfter that quick how-to, Jeanne wraps up her trinity of tutorials with the Hybrid Digital Image. Jeanne says:

My method here was to combine a vintage photo, an image from the Edgar Allan Poe Collage Sheet, and a scanned image of the Arsenic & Lace Scrapbook Paper – Skull and Crows. I realize not everyone is proficient with Photoshop or Elements but thought I’d throw this in here for fun. It’s not a tutorial but just to show you how you can combine different elements into your art work.

Well, it’s not a tutorial but it is a great layout and can get your creative muse flying! I love the layout — and I won’t tell you what makes it so cool (hint: an unnatural effect of light). You’ll have to find it for yourself but when you realize what it is you’ll want to be able to do what Jeanne does!

Check out Jeanne’s Supply List (we contrained it to “just” the items on her 2 Poe tags — ha!) and then you can find a ton more pictures and inspiration on her blog.

But once again, wait! Here’s a little more eye candy to spank those eyeballs and to feed your muse with. Design Team Member Rhea Freitag has created an Eerie Tale Letterbox Tray using all sorts of goodies in the New and On Sale! Letterblock Printers Tray.

A few of the items you’ll find in the tray are An Eerie Tale Chipboard Die-Cuts, Ornate Metal Key Holes – Antique Brass and my favorite, Teastained Dahlias – Shabby Beige. There is so much going on… check out the two close-ups on the bottom of the photo at left to see more details, like the little Tiny Round Bottle, Brown Mushrooms and Acorn Buttons — all of which are also in today’s Giveaway!

This is a nice change for Halloween (or Fall) decor, don’t you think? With all of that paper foliage, ou could tailor your own shadowbox to fit any season. You can see pictures of all the compartments on Rhea’s blog.

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: Festive Halloween Votives & Nevermore!

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter

with TWO projects by Design Team Members
Laura Carson and Caroline Ouzts-Hay

Antique Bronze Talon Pendant*
Antique Bronze Talon Pendant
New and On Sale!

Halloween Die Cuts FREE Gift Kit
Halloween Die Cuts
FREE Gift Kit

Click on photo to learn more.


Hooray for the Halloween Tags & Trims Giveaway!

Ok… I admit I might have gone a little crazy. But after seeing Jeanne’s Poe Tags (and all the goodies in Rhea’s shadowbox) I starting pulling items to embellish manila tags… then veered off into the land of everything orange and black.

Under all those fibers and charms are 3 each of 3 sizes of manila tags:
Extra Large

Then I added these goodies from Jeanne’s Poe Tags (that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
– Night Terrors Collage Sheet
– Edgar Allan Poe Collage Sheet
– Black Alphabet Beads
– 7/8 Inch Fancy Fan Black Lace
– Black Seam Binding
– Orange Seam Binding
– Halloween Fiber Set
– Noxious Fumes Fiber Set

Next, I included these items Rhea included in her shadowbox:
Tiny Round Bottles
Acorn Buttons
Orange and Brown Mushrooms
Antique Brass Spider Web
Brass Bat Charms
Pumpkins Button Set

And a couple (!) more related goodies that were calling out to me:
– Brass Owl Stamping
3D Skull Charm – Silver
Bronze Bat Pendant
Antique Silver Spider Pendant
Antique Metal Keys
Resin Owls
Sunflower Buttons
Dead Tree Buttons
Skull Bracelet

(And since the ENTIRE Halloween Theme Section is On Sale!, pretty much all of the Giveaway items are On Sale!, too!)

To enter the Halloween Tags & Trims Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, September 15, 2014).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winners (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Halloween Votives & Poe Giveaway? That would be Christi Conley! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, September 14th, 2014

124 responses to “Poe Tags & Resist Paper Tutorial by Jeanne Draachreider”

  1. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    Quoth the raven “never more”. Love this!!

  2. Blair Lowery says:

    So many delightfully creepy things.

  3. Thalia Kottke says:

    Mr. Poe, please.

  4. Gloria Stafford says:

    What a fabulous collection!

  5. Judy says:

    There are sooooooo many cool Halloween things! Love the charms. You guys have anything you could want for the holiday! I noticed several things are already sold out, guess I had better get busy and do some ordering.

  6. Gina says:

    My daughter will be over the moon!!! She is a Poe fanatic.

  7. M. C. Sparks says:

    More Halloween! Love it! Just ordered some

  8. Jo says:

    Poe is the man!!!!

  9. Marilyn H says:

    The tags, the tray, oh so AWESOME!

  10. Karen says:

    Browse some – enter the giveaway – and then browse some more. Lots of great stuff to look at!!!

  11. Kim B says:

    This is a great kit!

  12. Thank you, & all the lovely artists, for my win 🙂 Love all your stuff 🙂

  13. jo says:

    Love all the Poe kits and themes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Lorna E. says:

    Really love Rhea’s shadowbox and love these Halloween themed giveaways.

  15. Michele says:

    How wonderfully spooky

  16. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    woooo=ever never more…

  17. Traci says:

    Love the Poe tags and the tutorial is great! Rhea’s shadowbox is beautiful would love to win the giveaway and make one of my own.

  18. Debra Gibson says:

    Love everything about Poe! And Love everything about Alpha Stamps! The tutorials are awesome !! Thanks for the chance to win !!

  19. Laura says:

    Love it all!!
    Thank you very much for the chance to win!

  20. Karen N says:

    Awesome collection. Poe and Halloween. It can’t get any better than this! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Wow! Great Giveaway 🙂

  22. Sandy says:

    I am dancing on Poe’s grave!

  23. JeanFB says:

    Fantastic! I love Halloween and these projects and goodies are sooooo inspiring!

  24. Janet Turner says:

    Wow, I would love to win this giveaway!

  25. Diana Bittaker says:

    Poe is the reason for the fun Halloween season!!!

  26. Sandy says:

    Your Halloween projects are the best.

  27. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love the Halloween theme, especially Edgar Allan Poe. Great Giveaway.

  28. It’s going to be a creepy year! All things wonderful and Poe too!

  29. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love Halloween and your great giveaways this month. They are fantastic.

  30. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVING all of the great Halloween creations this month and Rhea’s printer’s tray is out of this world AMAZING!! LOVE her work! Great assortment of goodies again in today’s giveaway!! Have a BOOtiful day!

  31. Mary Mac says:

    Just love all things Poe and the collage papers are fantastic.

  32. Paula Sorensen says:

    Thus looks like so much fun. Can hardly wait to try Photishop
    Ideas, too. Please pick me!

  33. Gail Gill says:

    Poe has always been the master of Halloween. What better time of the year to celebrate his genius.

  34. Lori says:

    I love all the goodies! Great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  35. Patricia Worth says:

    Halloween is my favorite celebration/holiday! Your selection of the Halloween giveaways are phenomenal!

  36. Love everything Poe!! Fantastic giveaway – again 🙂

  37. Carmen says:

    Outstanding Giveaway!

  38. Diane D. says:

    The talent of these two ladies is amazing and combining their talent with Halloween is over the top. Thanks for another great Giveaway.

  39. Willow says:

    Another great Poe collection. Always reminds me that Halloween is in the air. But some of us need Poe all year round.thanx alpha stamps you rock

  40. Arlene Wheeler says:


  41. Eileen McCaffrey says:

    Another great giveaway. Love Poe!

  42. Holly Day says:

    Poe tags–those are great:)! Love the Poe theme for this Halloween!

  43. Joe says:

    Wonderful designs, thanks for the chance to win

  44. Love the shadow box, how clever!

  45. Ann C. says:

    Love the kit! And Halloween is a favorite theme of mine to play with!

  46. Noreen says:

    Very clever technique Jeanne used on her Poe tags! And there is so much to look at in Rhea’s Eerie Tale letterbox tray! Thanks for the chance to win! Do you know where Poe shops?

  47. Sharon McDonagh says:

    Would SO enjoy these Halloween goodies!

  48. Jennie says:

    Awesome sauce!

  49. Roberta S says:

    Awesome giveaway!! Thank you for the chance to win Halloween goodies!

  50. Fabulous as always! LOVE, love, love Halloweenie! Thanks!!!

  51. Angie A says:

    Really, really, really cute. Thanks for the opportunity once again, hope I actually win, ha!

  52. Christine Hendry says:

    What a great collection of goodies!

  53. Lori Wilczek says:

    Great giveaway! I love Poe.

  54. Susan Kluger says:

    My favorite time of the year, Halloween, combined with my favorite “dark” POEt. Can’t get much better than that!!!

  55. Jen R says:

    What a super giveaway! Thank you Alpha Stamps!

  56. Karen says:

    I’ve spent over an hour just looking at all these wonderfully spooky Halloween goodies; my imagination is going wild! I absolutely LOVE everything here, thanks so much for opportunity to win the Halloween Tags & Trims Giveaway!!!

  57. Connie L. says:

    Love love love this giveaway! Halloween is my favorite holiday.

  58. Judy says:

    Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence. Yet, I have both do I not? I’m mad about Poe!

  59. cathrine bolin says:

    Love it!

  60. Emily N. says:

    Loving all the Poe!

  61. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Loving this giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  62. Karen Mallory says:

    Such a fun giveaway! Love Halloween!

  63. Debbie Kaste says:

    Great looking tags and awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  64. Serena Powell says:

    I love the bat pendants, so cute!

  65. Jill Noblitt says:

    Very cool! I’d love to win!

  66. Lina T says:

    Too creepy 🙂

  67. Nancy S says:

    Just love all the yummy components!

  68. Lorrie Koenig says:

    Love the cool letterbox display! I am excited for a chance at all the spooky goodness in the giveaway too. Thanks!

  69. Joan says:

    Love the letterbox and the giveaway.

  70. Regina Salvador says:

    Hooray for Halloween, indeed!

  71. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Fun fun fun! I would love to play with those pumpkins.

  72. chark says:

    these are both so cool, Rhea and Jeanne!

  73. Sokat says:

    Fun, fun, fun

  74. Marcia says:

    Alpha Stamps! EVERMORE!

  75. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble!

  76. Rabbit says:

    Yummy Yummy says my eyeballs!

  77. Ellen Lai says:

    Another great giveaway!

  78. Maura says:

    This is a great assemblage of fun and scary stuff. Love the Poe especially.

  79. You have the best giveaways. Hope i win this time!

  80. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, what a fabulous giveaway … count me in! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  81. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Great stuff– I love the shadow boxes!

  82. Carol Slowik says:

    Love ALL the “stuff”! Thank you for the chance to win it!

  83. Tanya says:

    Another amazing batch of goodies!

  84. Cocoa says:

    Oh boy! Halloween here we come! Another great give away!

  85. Kim says:

    Cool ideas.
    I’ve been looking for some black lace.
    Thanks Alpha Stamps

  86. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  87. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Thank you for the resist paper tutorial!

  88. Sar Tann says:

    Wow what an incredible project. I just love projects like this. I keep looking at it and finding all sorts of new things to see. It’s just beautiful! 🙂

  89. Mary Jochems says:

    Winner winner chicken dinner!

  90. Sylvia L. says:

    Jeanne has created some really neat effects on her tags, & the tutorial was very helpful.

  91. Luanne Shoup says:

    I could have a lot of fun with this!

  92. angelic says:

    More Halloween inspiration!! Thanks.

  93. Paula Miller says:

    cool & creepy!

  94. Cathy smith says:

    I want! For sure!

  95. Helen Potter says:

    Yes please!

  96. Heather M-H says:

    One of my absolute favorite sites! Some people get crazy over shoes and jewelry, I get crazy over everything on this site. 😀 Time to enter and order!

  97. IKE says:

    Ooooh !!! Such awesome Halloweeny goodies 🙂 Thank you for a chance to win some.

    IKE xxx

  98. Kathryn says:

    Too fun!!!!!

  99. Pam Weiler says:

    This giveaway is full of some very cool stuff. I love Halloween and Edgar Allan Poe!

  100. Judith Grove says:

    Yummy goodies!!!!

  101. Birgit says:

    I just love Halloween, so thanks for the chance to win these goodies! 🙂

  102. Jackie says:

    Wow My fav stash yet!!!Jeanne’s tags are so eerie! and her tray is out of this world!

  103. Margie Speerbrecher says:

    It’s so Poetic-fully beau-tific Would like to own this 🙂

  104. Debbie Rollier says:

    Love, Love, Love

  105. Amanda Miller says:

    Love all the new ideas and products.

  106. marie garot says:

    Great ideas and wonderful things to play with. Better than shopping for clothes!

  107. LeAnn says:

    Halloween and Poe. Who could ask for anything more?

  108. Jennifer J says:

    So much fun stuff!

  109. kdj says:

    Love it all! Isn’t Halloween the best?

  110. Karen says:

    My favorite time of the year! Pick me and I’ll do something fabulous with the treasures!

  111. Patti G says:

    How fun is that?

  112. Donna H. says:

    Love love love halloween!!!

  113. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Loving those new die cut laces!

  114. Sheila says:

    Always something interesting here!

  115. Karen says:

    Creative and imaginative. I adore Halloween!

  116. Edith says:

    Poe another perfect project, you never disapoint

  117. susan higgins says:

    Love it……..

  118. JPN says:

    totally cool Poe stash-hope I win

  119. MaggieM says:

    Oh, how I love getting the Alpha Stamps Newsletter in my email! There’s always fabulous projects by Alpha Stamp designers and a wonderful giveaway, and, this Halloween giveaway looks fabulous! Keeping my eyes and fingers crossed:)

  120. Patti Flasch says:

    Lots of great goodies in this one too!