What alot of fun I had creating this piece. It all began with Michael's paper mache witch hat.
I tore strips of paper a DCWV Paper pad. After tearing them, I distressed them with TH Distress Inks. You can see how I embossed a piece of chicken wire, gears and some Martha Stewart's halloween punches, cat and bats, I tripled up on each for depth.
I used regular aluminum foil and adhered it to the hat then embossed my items.
I painted my skeleton with white acrylic paint. Lisa Pavelka's Micro Gears were added to his pelvic area and hat. The hat came from a Jolee's Sticker pkg that had several skull heads with different hats on them. I modified the hat a bit. Gears for eyes and nose and in his hand a key from Beads Landing.
Scary words were from a Halloween Sticker set, I decided to paint it white.
This birdie was stripped of his feathers, painted with Viva's Inka Silver Metallic Rub and covered in Micro Gears adhered with Glossy Accents because it dries clear.
The Pumpkin skeleton I painted with Viva's Inka Silver Metallic Rub. I added a butterfly onto his back, a Art-i-Cake witch embellishment coming out of the hat. I added rhinestones for eyes, I tore pieces of window screen and adhered them throughout the hat. Several spiders were painted white and also placed throughout the hat. I was able to to bend the arms and legs of the skeleton by using a heat gun at the joints, do a little at a time. Be careful not to melt it off!
A Melissa Francis Resin Bench was added, distressed with DI Vintage Photo and added one of TH's Plaquette. Small Burgundy roses were added around the had on top of a TH beaded chain.
Notice the zombie charm by his hand.
Here is the backside of the pumpkin skeleton. It's from TH's Shapers & Movers Butterflies. I inked it up, glossed it and added some small pieces of screen.
These are pieces of branches I gathered up from my backyard. The leaves are from Martha Stewart's Leaf punch that I cut out of metallic cardstock. I went around each leaf with a burgundy Copic Pen. Most of the leaves were back to back and creased to add depth.
Here you can see the chicken wire embossed on both sides of the hat.
A few embellishments, coffin, TH Alpha letters that spell "spooky".
I added the unbrella to add some f & f (funkiness and flair).
Another shot of the birdie.
A closer shot at the embossed gear and bat.
Here I embossed and used Alcohol Inks on the butterfly that was cut out of metal. Spider webs added via glue gun. A trick I learned from Tim when I attended one of his workshops.
A nice picture of the Melissa Francis Bench.
Here is the project lit up. I made holes small enough to fit one of these rice lights throughout the hat.
Here is an outside shot of my project with 2 of my 3 dogs, Chase a Maltese and Princess Leia a white Shepherd. I also have an elderly black Lab named Anakin. Did I mention I'm a huge Star Wars fan?
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