Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Canvas

I had seen a cool pumpkin idea on the cover of a Better Homes & Gardens magazine. It came with a jpg of the clip art, so you could print it on vinyl or something. But I had a different idea.

I took some clear release paper from a sheet of Prima bling and placed it over my clip art. Then I grabbed the Best Glue Ever and started tracing. The drying time will vary, depending on how thick you lay the glue.

While the glue was drying, I grabbed a canvas panel. I started with a background of book paper - ripped pieces of book paper. I used a combination of paint, ink, stencils and stamps to make my background.

Once I was satisfied with the background (and it had dried!) I placed my glue over the canvas and rubbed.  I used my fingers for this, but a bone folder would work really well.

 Then, I applied a sheet of the Martha Stewart flocking paper to the glue. I liked the look so much I outlined a cobweb stamp on the bottom of the canvas and flocked it.

A few finishing touches and I've got a new Halloween decoration!


Mom2Two said...

I think I get it! Cool way to transfer the clip art, right? You did it with the branch --not the birdcage, right? And then used black flocking on the spiderweb which was a stamp so no transfer needed. Quite ingenious and impressive.

susie said...

Very cool - but why did you cover up the skeleton?!?!? I will have to think of a way to try this idea. Have lots of flocking in my stash...none of it is black, though!

Robyn L. Coburn said...

Wow - that is so fun - and of course the BGE stays tacky so you don't have to rush to get the glue transferred and the flocking sprinkled. What a beautiful project for Halloween. But if you used a Christmas image and some white flocking you would have a way to make an awesome Christmas canvas. I've never been interested in flocking - until now!