Instead of buying ready made Halloween masks this year I thought I would create some fun
You only need a few supplies….
and they are probably things you keep stocked up on at home.
Start off with some interesting antique photographs, altered with mysterious little black construction paper masks. Enlarged on a photo copier….
Use crepe paper, card stock, wooden craft sticks, glue, sparkly pipe cleaners, tinsel and whatever else you might have stashed away to decorate your paper paddle masks.
Finally finish them off with a bit of chalk paints added to cheeks and to liven up their dull wardrobe. Lastly don't forget to poke holes where your eyes will go so that there won't be any stumbling around in the dark!
Here's to a Happy, Healthy and perfectly Haunted Halloween!!!!!
What wonders lie behind those wide, round, ever so pale green eyes?
I'm certain they are mysterious, unknowable, soul searching thoughts...
She sits motionless, as though in a trance.
Hypnotized by something juuussst out of reach,
something my eyes are not privy to.
Sometimes I can see the sun and clouds convexly reflected there,
and it takes my breath away.....
My girl Alex aka Richard Parker sends out swirling sweet October greetings to you all!
Richard Parker is my fierce companion...... (reference: Life of Pi) ^..^ I suppose, now that I think about it... I've always wanted to live with a wild animal and now I do!
There was a single specific moment in time when it struck me, " I just might be an artist." And I must admit it was quite a relief. This explains everything, it all makes perfect sense now. Those frantic urges to quickly search out paper and pen, a lack of attention for the ordinary and mundane but endless patience and diligence for anything frivolous or impractical. Then there are those impulses bordering on near obsession to collect antique oddments. I've been a gatherer all my life which is where the idea for my new RELICS & ARTIFACTS craft blank collection began. I've partnered with PRIMA MARKETING INC. to release this uniquely beautiful line. Timeless and classic curated arrangements of matte resin castings ready to be re-imagined in any number of ways, altered art, jewelry, mixed media, just decorate and embellish with your favorite medium. I am also a Contributing Editor to WHERE WOMEN CREATE, WHERE WOMEN COOK and WWCBUSINESS magazines. I've authored several best selling craft books including FANCIFUL PAPER PROJECTS and FANCIFUL PAPER FLOWERS. I have created several popular rubber stamp lines exclusive to STAMPINGTON & COMPANY.