Graphics used for these pages: © 2008 Retro Rudolph's.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Digital scrapbooking elements used for these pages:
© 2008 Scrap Girls, © 2008 O'Scraps.
Monday, September 15, 2008
3) Glue your cardstock brim to a scrap of muslin. When dry, cut it out.
4) Stitch up a triangle from muslin. Make the bottom edge about the same measurement as the outside of the brim.
5) Turn your triangle inside out and stuff lightly with a paper towel.
6) Holding your triangle like an ice cream cone, feed tip of hat through brim (cloth side toward tip of hat) til the cone is a nice fit all around. Then snip down to brim every quarter inch or so.
10) Using acrylic paints, paint your hat however you like. This little witch is partial to teal. After drying, I lightly sand and then stain with burnt umber. When that's dry I sand again, and add a little hat band.
You can get as creative as you want. No one says witch hats have to be black. Why not polka dots? Or beaded? Maybe her hat band is glittery, or covered in silk flowers. So many possiblities!
Now you try!
(posted By Jo from CartBeforeTheHorse)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Depending on the growing season, the pumpkins can weigh several hundred pounds. Professional as well as non professionals carve in the competition. There is live music, hayrides and tons of food. My favorite part is on the first night when the carving has stopped and the lights go off. It is a truly magical place to be!
If you are in the area on the first night stop by and find me.
Jennifer - Gypsy Mare Studios
Friday, September 5, 2008
It's that time of year when Halloween enthusiasts look for fall folk art shows to add unique pieces to their collections in addition to those found on eBay. And in my part of the world, the Tinsel and Treasures Folk Art Show, Sept. 13, is where you'll find some of my All Hallows Eve offerings. Above is a sneak peek at what this EHAG member is cooking up in my San Francisco Bay area studio. Alas, I am the only EHAG member in the show, but that doesn't mean you won't find exceptional art from the other six artisans. Vintage whimsies, unique dolls, jewelry, crowns and paper mache collectibles are to be found at this first annual show in Downtown Danville, CA. Head on over to the website to read all about the show and sale, or stop by my blog to see what other spooky goodies I will have available. Fall is in the air!
Happy Haunting....Iva Wilcox