This cute guy is outside and I forgot to take a photo of him last week. Patti painted him and he was her swap at the Banders meeting at my house last Sunday. She did a great job on him!
My other Art group meeting was last Wednesday evening at Joyce's house. This is Rosalyn's swap item. She got wooden churches used for birdhouses at probably Hobby Lobby and then decorated them up! Love It!!
This whimsical card is Joyce's swap. It says "wear it well". The scary pumpkin is Mary's swap. It is mounted on a canvas and has a bird on top. Wonderful ideas!!
The project we were to work on that evening was from a book by Judy Wise and Stephanie Lee. The book is working on plaster and wax. I can't remember the title at the moment but it is a great book. Check it out if you have not seen it. I took a board and spread joint compound on it. Then made marks in it with stamps, bubble wrap, a comb and round lid. Let it dry overnight then painted it with watered down acrylic paint. Let that dry and added another light layer of joint compound. More paint then put latex paint (white) on it and heated it up with a propane torch. Bubbles appeared and burst. I sanded everything then added gel medium to seal then black acrylic paint in the cracks. Sealed again with gel medium. Not sure if I totally like it yet. The gel medium sorta looks like wax when it dried.
This is in a vase on my kitchen table. The two wand I made for swaps this and last year and the cat is a project from Paper Cowgirl Wicked Tea http://papercowgirl.blogspot.com/ last year.
Love the little pumpkins and the bottle brush tree. You can see the back of a cat paper doll behind the tree. I should have taken a photo of it. It is really cute. My friend Sammie made it. Not sure whose stamp she used though. But the arms and legs move.
My husband loves this cat! I bought him in Georgia a long time ago when visiting a friend there one Fall. He came from a grocery store there. How funny! His fiber optics change colors. I made the eyes in the white pumpkin. It's lighted also but you probably can't tell from the photo.
My cute little BOO letters Donna J made me! The bat has a new friend this year. We made the cat this time at one of my art group meetings. The bat was from last year. Wonder what Traci will come up with for us to do next year? LOL
I have forgotten where I saw this idea of the lace on the pumpkins. I made it several years ago too.
This is a new wreath this year. My friend Carla got it for me. I need to put lights on the mantel to help make it show up better. I added the crow to the wreath. He is hard to see in the photo but sits inside on the bottom.
These guys came from Canton too. Except the owl. He is from Michael's. All of this is on the fireplace mantle.
I have a few other decorations around the house but these are the main things. I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!!! I am going to be sitting at home eating pizza and watching The Exorcist. I have not seen that movie in years! Hope I don't get to scared!!! LOL