Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Deco Art Blogger - Halloween wall hanging

My first Deco Arts Blogger post!!

I wanted to create a Halloween wall hanging using a Gelli print background and I wanted to experiment with some different paints to see how they worked together.

Deco Art Paints:
Americana Neons - Thermal Green
Dazzling Metallics - Royal Ruby
Americana Frost Gloss Enamels - Black
Paper Effects -Black Pearl
Bright Accents - Gloss Acrylic, black

The metallic and neon paint did exceptionally well together. The metallic subdued the neon a little bit but still leaving enough of it to pop out without being obtrusive to the overall design. The frost glass paint applied well but was a little harder to clean off the gelli plate, but still highly doable.

I fell in love with the Paper Effects Writer with it's dual tip. The fine tip was excellent for writing words and for fine detailing. I did make sure to clean the tip well before storing it.

I used the Paper Effects 2 ways along the border. I doodled a fine line and squiggly marks using the tip, and went back and added larger drops using just the bottle's tip. I also love my little spider, I set him up on the Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dot Adhesive for some dimension and used glossy accents over his body. The stem of the broom was painted with the Neon Green and Deco Arts Bright Accents in black.

This great little wood accent from Prima was balanced on top of the broom using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. This is a favorite use of this specialty glue, fixing odd pieces in hard to hold areas. I love, love, LOVE this stuff!

I used the neon green on the broom by brushing it lightly on top.

I think one of the favorite parts about the gelli print background was using my kitchen utensils ( better used here than in the kitchen! Can you tell I don't cook much any more?) It's small plastic thingy ( technical term ) with sharp edges that I raked through the paint in a wavy pattern. It gave me a defined writing line to follow which I appreciated since I always have a problem keeping my lines straight!

Products used and enjoyed:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Liquid Scrap Dots, Craft & Hobby PVA Glue
Prima - Anna Marie Wood Embellishment
Gelli Plate 12x 14
May Arts - black twine, ribbon
Jillibean - green twine
Cricut - Happy Haunting, p. 54

entering my 6X12" wall hanging in:
 ( a place to link up those gelli prints!! )
Die Cuttin Diva's - #134 Fall Colors
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything with a Sentiment #16 Linky Party
Craftin Boutique - Anything Halloween Challenge #9 
2 Creative Chicks - Spooktacular Linky Party


Judy McCarthy said...

Like this wall hanging!very witty.

Jean said...

You rocked this! Love the background!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this toally ROCKS!!!!!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic broom, its a super Halloween hanging.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sandee
oh wow I am loving your wall hanging and your step by step technique is first class. I have decided to buy a gelli plate and I am making notes from everyone who is using them.
This is a piece of art and a great piece

Carole Z said...

Hi Sandee, wow i love this wall hanging..spooktastically fab-u-lous!! Carole Z X

Pam said...

Awesome wall hanging, love the broom!

Creative M said...

Have a wonderful day,
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Kathy Salido said...

Your project is absolutely fabulous!! Love the colors and the dimension and the sentiment is just perfect!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

Tracy said...

Sandee its gorrrgeous love every detail!!!
Big hugs

Nana said...

Fabulous wall hanging. Love it.
Thanks for linking up with the Spooktacular Linky Party

Have a creative day.
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Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What a fun and creative project ! Love that adorable spider ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !


Pia S said...

What a fun wall hanging piece! I really like how you made the broom - so cool!

Gita said...

Oh so cute! Love the neon green in this hanging. And the broom!

Dawn @ alteredartists said...

This is adorable! Love halloween themed art!
~Dawn @ alteredartists

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful! Love your spirit of play and experimentation with paints! Thanks for sharing with the party!

jelly andrews said...

Wow! I love that wall hanging. It is so cute and is really perfect for the Halloween. Oh! I really love to see it hang on my wall too. It would surely make a difference.