Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween and Fabric

Happy October everyone! I love Halloween and wanted to make a piece that I knew I could put up in my house for Halloween. I also need to get started decorating my stoop!

This is my second design team piece for Mixed Media Mojo. The theme this month is to use a Halloween/Fall theme and add Fabric. You can check out the challenge HERE

I started with and 8x10 canvas and glued the orange paper to it after I edged the sides with brown chalk ink. I added the Sunrise/Sunset checkered stencil with some Graphite Ferro Special Effect paste (TIP: this stuff dries super fast so remember to clean your stencil and whatever item you use to spread the paste)!

Next I added the spider web looking fabric to the upper left corner and glued the Boo foam piece to it. That fabric was hard to glue to the canvas!

While that was drying I started my fabric pumpkin. I cut out a pumpkin shape using cardboard and then glued my fabric to it. I stuffed the fabric and added the stick as a stem. I am doing a more detailed tutorial on October 15th on the MMM blog if you want to learn more about the pumpkin. I will tell you now that cotton balls and glue don't mix well but if was a fun, sticky mess! I did use part of a stick I found in my backyard as the stem. 

I added the black stem items before adhering my fabric pumpkin. I think it looks like a corn field but black, not wheat colored. The stems were purchased at a local craft store as a pick and just snipped into pieces. The small glittery pumpkins at the base of the stems are made of foam-I cut those in half. 

That is pretty much everything that made this project. I hope you enjoy and Happy October!

This piece will be shared with the following:

Altered Eclectics-Anything Goes HERE

Rhedd's Creative Spirit-Halloween or Not? HERE









18 comments:

  1. Love it! Thanks for your pics showing how you created this work of art! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics October Challenge.

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  2. Thank you Vickie! I try to play along every month. :)

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  3. I agree with you totally about cotton wool and glue. Your finished make is delightful. Thank you for Joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this October!
    Julie ( Guest Designer)

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  4. Thank you Julie. It sure is a fun mess to make though! Something I will do again.

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  5. Love this canvas Niki! The pumpkin is adorable! ~kim

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    1. Thank you Kim! I am so happy with how it turned out.

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  6. This is super cute! I couldn't find the general rules for the challenge--Can I add my bee box which includes fabric and is fall themed--you know the one?

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  7. I do know the one but I believe that it was created in September? We would like any art project that was made in October to be used for this Halloween/Fall use Fabric challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Those little ATCs you made were adorable!

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    1. Thanks. I'll put my thinking cap on!

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    2. Awesome! Can't wait to see what your next one is!

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  8. fantastic!!! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  9. Oh this is just fabulous! Beautifully done! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  10. Thank you Sammy. I was in the Halloween spirit.

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  11. Simply brilliant love the web, the pumpkin is amazing and the black stems just set it off - stunning work

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    1. Thank you. This was the first time I have ever used fabric so I wasn't sure how it would turn out.

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