Today I finished up a couple little Halloween crafts.
I'm pretty much thru with Halloween decor and crafts. Maybe.
I love old postcards, especially Halloween ones. I wanted to do a little plaque that had an impression of one, so I started with a piece of balsa wood. It is about 4"X8" (cheap). I used a little ASCP in Graphite, Old White and Paris Gray. Just enough to dry brush the background a little bit. I left it a little streaky. Forgot to take a shot of that.
I wanted to do one that used Ephemera Script, but could not find any I liked. So I found this
cat one. But I only put one cat on it, my board was to small for all of them.
I also tried to transfer this to the wood but I can not for the life of me find the Splendid Blender pen that Villabarnes uses in so many great ways. You can go check out some of her creations she makes using it. To view, click on her button.
So, I had to do it free hand. I then filled it in with acrylic craft paint.
I had NO orange, red or yellow, so I took some of my kids finger paint and mixed red and yellow with a little bit of glow in the dark paint. Not because I wanted it to glow in the dark (it doesn't),
because I was to lazy to go down stairs and get white, but to make it a bit lighter. The glow paint is the same consistency as the finger paint
I finished it up with a coat of ASCP clear wax, then some dark wax on top.
Not exactly what I was going for, but it will do.
On to my second craft...
I live near a farm that has dried gourds of every shape and size. I grabbed a couple and decided
I wanted to make a ghost. If you go to my Pinterest page here, I have a bunch of inspiration photos using gourds. If you need an invite, just leave a comment and I would be more than happy to add you.
I sanded off lightly, all the 'stuff' that had dried with the gourd. Not sure what the 'stuff' is.
I think it gets moldy as it dries out and hardens, then just turns to a little bit flaky, hence the 'stuff'.
I painted it with a touch of ASCP in Old White and then drew on a face with a permanent marker.
I went over it with a light coat of ASCP wax.
Then I put a piece of cheese cloth over the top and he is done.
I think I may run and get some smaller friends for him.
Anyone else have any ideas for gourds other than tree houses?