Halloween goodies

20 10 2011

I have a few Halloween goodies to share today.  Things are busy and crafting is slim these days, so the pedestal bowl has been a work in progress, but Frank E. has been done for awhile, I just didn’t share him. The bowl has 3 layers of paint, white, green and then purple.  I put vinyl letters on after the white paint and then put the green and purple coats on. I removed the vinyl when the paint was dry and  a little sanding revealed the colors underneath.  I have a coat of wax on it for a sealer.

Frank E. is a shelf sitter.  I’ve included a link to the download file for your Silhouette machine if you would like to make one of your own.  I ended up cutting the black part of the eyes at a slant instead of the oval in the file, so you can do the same if you want.  I added the mouth with a paint pen and used a little pink paint to give him glowing cheeks.

Click on the button for the download to make your own Frank E.

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spooky apothecary

9 10 2011

I started my apothecary jar collection for Halloween last year.  You can visit that post here and see the labels I created and the ones that I downloaded. I scoured garage sales this summer and picked up a few good jars to add to the collection.  I haven’t make labels for them yet, but I will share when I do.  For now, I wanted to share the Apothecary sign I made for the display.  I have some random MDF pieces laying around and I used one of the pieces for this sign.  I spray painted the board white, added the vinyl as a mask and then spray painted it all black.  One it was dry I removed the vinyl and had a pretty awesome sign.

I wanted to do this last year, but didn’t have my Silhouette and didn’t want to tackle it by hand.

This is the vinyl on the white board prior to the black paint

Then I painted the entire thing black, let it dry and removed the vinyl

I will post more pics when I make the new labels and I’ll post a link so you can download the new labels. Happy Halloween decorating!

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The day the music died

6 10 2011

Yesterday we lost an icon in the technology world. I have loved Apple from the time I could hack Oregon Trail on the schools Apple IIe in the 7th grade.  I have owned an iMac, taught teachers how to use their Macs in the classroom, have multiple iPods, an iPhone, and iPad and I use a Macbook at school.  Jobs’ story is inspirational for me and I’m sure for others. He was a creative genius!  My hope for the Apple company is that they can find someone who can view the world as Jobs did, so the music won’t die with him.


Halloween countdown bottle

1 10 2011

I love using wine bottles for crafts and I love chalkboard paint on them.  I decided to use some of the vinyl & ric rac I got from Pick Your Plum to make a little countdown calendar for Halloween.  I was originally going to paint the entire bottle with chalkboard paint and just add vinyl but I had some chalkboard vinyl left over that I purchased at Expressions Vinyl and I liked the green color of the wine bottle, so I ended with the product below.  I also wanted to use my Krylon glitter spray paint that I got last weekend with my 50% off coupon.  I wasn’t sure if the spray paint would stick to the vinyl, but happily it did.  I like how it turned out and now I’m working on another project with this fantastic glitter spray paint (check back hopefully soon.)

  I couldn’t use transfer paper with the vinyl because it wouldn’t stick to the glitter, so I had to stick the letters on one at a time.

I did remove the outside vinyl and weed inside the letters before spraying.  I might try removing the excess vinyl after spraying the next time.I did decide to add the orange around the chalkboard frame once I saw it on my mantle.

I think this fun for T3 & 4 to do each day.  If you want to make one of your own, I used a frame from the Silhouette site and the font is Baby Kruffy. Happy crafting!Sharing creativity at :: Lolly Jane :: Tator Tots & Jello :: Funky Junk Interiors :: Be Different Act Normal :: Design Dazzle Halloween ::