Monday, October 5, 2015

BOO! Halloween Wall Decor

Hi there and happy October! Lynne here with a Halloween-themed project. I'm not especially big on Halloween, but as soon as I saw this piece with the awesomely scary kitty I knew I had to play with it! Gina always manages to come up with something so unique and creative for every occasion, season and crafting style!

I covered the "31" portion of the piece with patterned paper sanded the edges using the wonderful and handy Sandits tools; they're like a big Q-tip and are so much easier to use than trying to get into small areas with a hunk of sandpaper! You can find out more about them here:

I then used crackle finish over the paper and inked it lightly to make the cracks show up more and inked the edges a little more heavily.

The raven was painted black with acrylic paint  then embossed with clear embossing powder; he looks much shinier in person than he does here.

I used flocking to add furry texture to the cat and here's a word of advice from me which is tried and true many times over....always ALWAYS (as in every single time!) paint your item in the colour of your flocking before you add it-no matter how careful you are there are sometimes thin spots where the colour of your chipboard might show through a little, but if it's painted no one will be any the wiser-trust me on this one!!

I also painted the pumpkin and the cornstalk with a acrylic paints then drew on a few details for added realism. The letters at the bottom were simply attached to a piece of jute which I tied onto the project.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by-this project has me thinking about pumpkins now so I just may have to pop down to the nearby roadside stand to grab a few-some for decorating and at least one to make yummy pumpkin pies out of! Have a super day!

Gina's Designs Items Used
31 Wall Art (coming soon!)
Fall Shape Set

Other Items Used
Ranger Crackle paint-Rock Candy
Black ink
acrylic paints
 black flocking
clear embossing powder

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