Monday, October 13, 2014

7 Days of Halloween Projects 2014 - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the 7 Days of Halloween Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re just a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 7-day event to provide you with tons of Halloween Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Halloween craft ideas. 

I'm also offering a prize and so are some of the other ladies!! My prize is a stash of Halloween goodies. See picture below. To be eligible to win just be sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!! You have until midnight EST on Sunday, October 19 to comment for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on my blog Tuesday, October 21. 

For my Day 2 Project I made a mixed media piece on wood. I found the wood at a home under construction in my neighborhood. I used a Tim Holtz mask for the witch and some thick modeling paste for the "frame" of black on the sides. I saw Limor Webber do something like the modelling paste frame in one of her art journals. That's what inspired me to used the modeling paste on the sides. I took some pictures as I made this. Check the out below if you are interested in how this piece was created. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for Day 3!
 1. I started with a scrap piece of wood

2. Then I painted it with 3 coats of black gesso.

3. Then I put the Tim Holtz witch mask on it and put a layer of gesso on top.

4. Then I painted the background with Tim Holtz Distress Paints and painted the moon with Tim Holtz crackle paint.

5. Then I added the black modeling paste to the edges to make a frame.

6. The only thing left to do was take off the mask.


  1. Oh wow, that's fab! LOVE the crackled moon! x

  2. I would love to have your witch adorn my wall this Halloween. She is awesome. Thanks for the details and thanks for introducing me to the other crafters in this hop. I've enjoyed all the blogs and projects.

  3. Oooh, love that crackle moon and the fact that you used a scrap piece of wood for your oh-so-spooky decor piece!

  4. This would be perfect for a Halloween Party decoration on the front porch! Great painting and use of the mask, wow!

  5. this is just too cool, donna. I love that witched, and the crackled moon fits your scenery so perfectly. great wood/canvas!

  6. wowzers great project Donna! love the moon

  7. Great colors and textures! Love the witch stencil!

  8. Love this awesome piece! I have those masks but I've never used them. Time to break them out!

  9. Love the witch.
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  10. My, now I know just how clever you really are (although I think I knew it already) this is fantabulous Donna!


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