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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Halloween Evil Jester Paper Mache Project Recap and Update

Here I am so far with the Evil Jester pumpkin head with the updated pictures at the bottom of the post. I painted the Jester skull and added some silver glittered bells to both of their hats. He is completely black and white with just a touch of silver on the bells which all work perfectly together with the lighter colors absorbing the reflection of the colored lights directed at him. He should make for a great display come Halloween night.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Halloween How-To Potato Fingerling Creepy Critters

So ugly they're cute! That is what comes to mind when I see these silly little creatures.  Gourds and small pumpkins are a spooktacular addition to a well decorated Halloween table.I enjoy using both in my displays and at my Halloween feast. I came across these Fingerling Potatoes and couldn't help wondering how they would do as a Halloween prop. The only way I was going to find out was to get some and see what happens, so I did. I wasn't all that sure if they would dry up so that they would be useable or if they would just mold and decay. To my surprise and over time they did dry up but, before they did, they did what potatoes do when left to sit, they grew sprouts! Which turn out to be a good thing because it added to the creepiness factor. What you will need.

1) Fingerling Potatoes ( How ever many you want to make)
2) Black beans (with a white dot on them)
3) Carving tool (or small knife)
4) Something to cover your work space with. (even though there is very little mess with this project)
Step 1) Take your carving tool of choice and carve a little hole for the bean.
Step 2) Then add your bean.
Step 3) Repeat on the other side. When you have finished with your other potatoes. They should look like this. They already look creepy just the way they are. They will get even creeper after a couple of weeks and end up looking like these guys.
This one reminds me of Randell Boggs
Just a word of warning. If you do use them for decorations at your Halloween feast make sure your guest don't eat them! Enjoy!

 Thanks Chucky from Spooky Scary Art Creations  for "it's so ugly it's cute" 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Update: Evil Jester Paper Mache Project

Just started painting him. Here is what he looks like now. He still has a way to go before being finished.

Here is what he looked like before paint. Evil Jester work in progress. It is a slide show so you may have to give it a few seconds for the pictures to start changing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Halloween Silhouettes

I love discovering new and fun ways people use silhouettes in their haunted displays. I have gathered a few of my favorites to share here.

There are so many amazing Silhouettes Artists out there!

My favorite animated silhouette this year is one I discovered on Love Manor Created by Soyeon Kim and Todd Hemker at Yellowshed for American I hope you take the time to view it. You can even send it to your favorite ghoul or Goblin if you wish to...

Here is another Silhouette artist I follow who I find very unique and creative. I love seeing what he will come up with next. John Fair Killouettes

The great thing about these is that you can purchase them and they also come on jewelry.

Next is a How-to I found on Creative Ideas For You via A Place to Bloom this is so pretty, for those who are not so much into gore, but prefer a less extreme form of Halloween decor.

Here is an inspiring way to decorate with Silhouettes. By Pink and Polka Dot

And here she has a How-to for this lovely silhouette Eat Crow

Here is another beautiful way to silhouette found on The Pink Peony of Le Jardin

She also shares her How-to and the printable silhouettes!

And here is a cute silhouette I found at the dollar store which makes a great shadow silhouette! I used it in some of my product shots.