So to you I say, "what time is it?" and I'm hoping you'll answer, "it's time to start making your Halloween decorations!" What? I know. It's kinda early. On Sunday night I got the itch though, the one I get every year about this time to decorate for Halloween. I asked Travis if he thought it was too early to put out my decorations and he replied, "don't even think about it." So of course when Travis tells me not to think about something, well then that's officially all I can think about. Anyway I'm only thinking about them. But a lot of why I'm thinking is that my friend asked me to make a few things to sell at her boutique that she's having mid October. So since the boutique is before Halloween my mind went straight to Halloween decorations. And if I'm going to make something and try to get someone to pay me for it I've got to test the idea, right?
So here's a cute project I came up with. I had gotten these two snazzy framed photos at the D.I. the other day. (The D.I. is a local thrift store). I wasn't so much interested in the pictures in these frames as much as I was the frames themselves.
The price was right, but I knew they'd need a little work.
I'm a sucker for a nice frame that is oval shaped, and these fit the bill. Although when I started taking these apart I realized that these photos were from a gallery in San Francisco and are even signed by the
photographer so I'm thinking of hitting up the Antiques Road Show next week. But back to my frames. Like I said I liked their shape, but not so much the color. So I pained them black.
Then to satisfy my fixation on all things silhouette I googled Halloween Silhouette and came up with some Halloween silhouettes to put into my black frames. It was as easy as that, you should try it. The cat I actually just printed off and cut out (don't sue me).
And the witch I drew myself from some ideas I had seen. I mostly wanted her to have a hat, a pointy chin, and a nose with a big mole. When I showed the witch head to Hallie and asked her what she thought it was she said a parrot, but Dallas knew it was a witch right away. I figured 1/2 wasn't so bad and I framed her right up.
What do you think? These were really just that simple. I didn't even glue the pictures onto the orange card stock, I simply put them into the frames. If you don't find an image you can print and cut out just trace it onto black card stock and then cut it out.
I was thinking if you don't have nice San Franciscan Art Gallery frames like me you could just make yours like these silhouettes I did of my kids. See that tutorial here.
Anyone ever heard of this photographer, if he's famous and his photos will make me rich, let me know.