Monday, October 24, 2011

Gearing up!

It's that holiday time of year again.  Ok, not everyone considers Halloween in that mix, but I do!  I love Halloween!  I geek out over the new paper that comes in at the store.  I love making decor items for my house and decorating.  I have a niece that was born on Halloween, for pete's sake!  Yes, I love all things Halloween.  So, of course, I had to make some items for the occasion. 

 You might have seen my previous post regarding the BOO sign that I made.  Well, that got my creative juices flowing.  I found some great paper mache' mask.  At first I didn't know what I was going to do with them.  I painted one black and one white, then I was like, ok, now what?   Decoupage!  I got out my patterened papers and set to work.  I used this new line by Authentique, which, sadly, I don't think is in business anymore.  I decorated a the white mask with feathers and glass bats.  It's my favorite.  The black one, I started by putting a diamond on it's eye with silver glitter.  I found a diamond patterened paper in my pack and used it for the other side of the mask.  It looks like a jester, but I like it.  I added glittered spiders to make it just a bit creepy.  Voila! 

The last thing I made was a pumpkin wall hanging.  I tried to mimic the BOO sign.  I used last year's Anna Griffin paper and cut out the design from the orange paper and overlayed it on the black.  I used cheesecloth and wax again because I wanted an excuse to use the wax again. 

And, lastly, I saw this idea on pinterest.  You take puff fabric paint and create a swirly bead design on a pumpkin.  I got the vinyl word from a gal I work with at Scrapbook Barn.  She cuts vinyl lettering and designs as a side business with her husband.  Anyway, I used a small pumpkin because I wanted my daughter to have something she could put in her dorm room.  She loved it, of course. 

Thanks for looking and happy hauntings to you!