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