Friday, September 14, 2012

"H" is for Halloween! Window Decoration

Recently I was lucky enough to be a JoAnn's going through their clearance lane and I found a rockin' 12" tall wood "H".  

I took pics of it "in process" but that memory card is now in my ds's camera which he has at the I'll just tell you what I did and you can imagine what it looked like - LOL!!

Initially I painted the front with bronze metallic paint by Eco Green, I then flipped it over and painted the back and edges with black acrylic paint.

After it dried I placed the harlequin mask from The Crafter's Workshop over the lower portion of the bronze side of  the "H".   I dabbed on black acrylic paint and it created a really grungy looking harlequin pattern.

While that was drying I worked on the spider & pumpkin die cuts.  Both are 12" long plain cardstock from bazzill basics.  I used one section of the pumpkin border and the spider boarder was way to long for my needs so I trimmed about 3" from the center of his dangle (sounds bad huh?) then glued him back together with the web.  I  then used some distress markers to color up the pumpkins and I used Stickles Glitter Glue to color the spider.

I printed out several different Halloween collage images, inked the edges of each and matted a few of them with a bit of Graphic 45 Trick or Treat pattern paper.

At that point I just started arranging things on the "H" and glued them down when I was satisfied with the look.

And here's what I ended up with.....

a close up of the spider & that corner's goodies...

the pumpkin die cuts and the little pumpkin cutie...

Now, you might think that's all there is to it..
Nope, there's a reason I painted the back black....

Next week I'm going to flip it over and try to create a stamped Halloween collage on that side! 
I figure being decorated on both sides would make it a great decoration to place in a window...
that way both folks outside and people inside would both be able to enjoy the Halloween spirit!!


  1. Hi Roni,

    This is so cool! I love the vintage images.


  2. Love it!! Looks awesome! Halloween will be here before we know it!

  3. Wow, that's awesome! And what a wonderful idea to make it two- sided!! can't wait to see the other side :)

  4. My gosh Roni you are one talented woman
    just brillant
    you have my brain spinning with ideas
    thankyou so much for sharing
    waves from Tasmania

  5. Great collection of images and textures!


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