Fall is in the air and Halloween is on my mind!
Inspired by the work of Elizabeth, from Creative Breathing, I knew I had to try a Halloween banner.
H: Every piece of chipboard in this banner is backed with old Lite-Brite paper. All the silver dots are where the children pierced through with their colored pegs. Each letter is also chipboard that I painted Key Lime Green and covered in green glitter paint.
A: This wise old owl came from an old birthday card. I enlarged him and added a googley eye. Spooky scrap paper of the moon and trees was the perfect backdrop. For more texture, I added orange and black crepe paper to each arched base.
L: This piece came from various resources: Halloween scrapbook paper as the background, an old image of a little girl witch, and two ghosts taken from a vintage children's book. "I'm Not Afraid of Spooks. Are you?" were part of the book as well.
L: This little boy is actually an antique paper doll. I dressed him in the clown outfit, added more color with a red marker, and gave him sparkly red pom-poms. I get a kick out of the black cat playing the fiddle.
O: I've used this young lady in red before just because I love her! The background is scrapbook paper with the silhouette of a haunted house.
W: Looks like this little devil has been up to no good writing Halloween graffiti on the wall!
E: Taken from the "Hearth and Home" magazine of 1925, this has become one of my favorite Halloween images. I gave her more details using black, red, and orange markers. She's also bumped off the paper using 3D foam squares.
E: Now this is one cooooooool cat. I repainted his face, outlining in white and yellow to make it *pop*. I also glittered his tie red to match the sparkly orange star and letter E. He's also bumped out using 3D stickers.
N: This poor woman is so scared, she's actually holding the N upside down!! Um...yeah...I meant to do that....no really...I did.
And here it is all together, connected by wire on the sides. Trying to get it all into one picture was practically impossible! Since I don't plan on hanging until Fall, I haven't attached the rope/fabric to the ends yet that will enable me to hang it against the fireplace.
Have you tried making a banner yet? Lots of fun! Even if you don't have a fireplace, you can make one like this that can stand alone, or hang it across doorways, windowsills, on the wall....anywhere your little heart desires!
This will be my last blog until September while we finish up the last official week of summer vacation.
See you then!