I love Halloween! The Autumn air, the beautiful colors of the leaves, and the super cute Trick or Treat costumes!! I always make a Masquerade style mask to wear when I give out treats and I even dress up my dogs! I decorate my house and my yard to get in the spirit of this fun holiday.
Today I am sharing 3 Halloween projects. A card, a home decor item and the mask I made for this year. I've included a tutorial for the mask.
I like sending cards for any and all occasions. This card is made in a doodling style. I used my favorite markers to make it. I love Tombow Dual Brush Markers and the "Manga Shonen" set of 10 are the markers I use for everything! The pack has 9 markers and a blending pen. The colors are perfect for skin tones and include shades of all primary colors and black.
I doodled the BOO and the spiderwebs on orange cardstock with my black Tombow Marker. There is a flexible tip and a fine tip. I used the Flexible tip for the border lines and the fine tip for the letters and the webs. I used some web paper to mat the orange paper on and added some rhinestones and a spider sticker. I photocopied the orange paper with the doodling so I can send some fun cards to several friends.
Next, I made a pumpkin decoration for my house.
At the store where everything is a dollar I got this Styrofoam pumpkin. I covered the orange color with 2 coats of Gesso. Then I doodled with my black Tombow marker from my set. I used the flexible tip to make the scrolls and the fine tip for the small doodles. I doodled all around the pumpkin. I used my Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the black and white ribbon. This liquid adhesive, when used alone, becomes repositional! I used the glue to make dots down the pumpkin. When it was dry, I was able to add the ribbon in a cascading way. How cool is that? SO easy!! Then I used my Black Tombow marker from my set to ink up my leaf stamp from SinCity Stamps. I used the flexible end of the marker and colored all over the stamp. I "huffed" on the stamp and stamped it on several pieces of scrap paper then cut them out. Again, I used my Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves, gauze, silver curling ribbon and some metal swirls.
Finally, my masquerade mask. I made a Snapguide Tutorial to show you how I made it.