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October 11, 2017

Not So Itsy Bitsy Spider

It's that time of year when we start the fun task of decorating for the holidays coming up, and Halloween is usually where it all begins. First up I have a design team project for Art Anthology featuring a spooky shadow box, mixed media background and dollar store finds to create this fun spider piece.
I used the back side of a canvas measuring 8" x 8". Created the background using texture paste and brick stencil. Then smudged black paints and sprays for contrast on the bricks. 

The back of the canvas I took some clearance Halloween napkins I purchased last year and collaged them, Distressed the edges with more black paint. 
The lightbulb is a Christmas ornament that you can fill, which I filled with plastic spiders and flies as well as some floral glass shards. If you can't find this ornament you can use an old lightbulb for the body. The legs are pipecleaners from the dollar store that are painted black and glued on to the back of the bulb. 
I cut the letters from Ideaology Paper Stash Haunted Halloween and glued onto these little wooden blocks also found at dollar store.  Then tucked away some fun floral moss underneath and around the spider. Moss also a dollar store find. 
For the last touch, I strung hot glue strands from one side to the other to provide a web effect. I hope you enjoyed this project. And wishing you a BOOOOtiful Hallween season.

This project will be entered into the following challenges:
Frilly And Funky - Tis Near Halloween
Try It On Tuesday - It's Halloween Time
Mixed Media World-#MMW30 Twist Made of Glass or Imitates Glass
Rhedds Creative Spirit - October Challenge
Altered Eclectics- October Challenge
Emerald Creek - Freaky and Fun
Creative Artiste Mixed Media-Anything Goes

For your pleasure check out my Snapguide Tutorial below. 

17 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh - this an absolutely AMAZING project! I am thrilled about it!
Wonderful to have it linked to our Try It On Tuesday Halloween collection!
Thank you also for the turorial - great!
oxo Susi

Sara Barker said...

Oh, this is dollar store creativity at it's finest, Toni! Your transformation of this frame is fabulous and then you go and make the most fun spider--so very clever! My cat would have a field day with this, as he is obsessed with pipe cleaners! Thank you for sharing your fun Halloween creation with us at Frilly and Funkie 'Tis Near Halloween!'. Hugs! Sara Emily

Darianna Neko said...

What a nice spider! Love it!

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous Halloween project, so many wonderful details and things to see. Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne

Maggi said...

This is just fabulous Toni!! I love it!

My name is Erika. said...

How cool and spooky! Very clever idea to make the spider from a light bulb.

pearshapedcrafting said...

WOW! A brilliant transformation! Spookily beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!Chrisx

Sandra Wright said...

Love your Halloween Decor Toni..nice and creepy..love it.
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month...x

Sandra Wright said...

Delightfully Spooky...
Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics...x

Mimi said...

I absolutely love this... Seen it around at a few challenges and jest wanted to say how terrific it is! I never thought to make hand-held printing blocks like you! Ingenious!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

It's terrifying and spooky and I absolutely love it! Thank you for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares, Deb xo

Andree said...

An amazing Halloween project. Brilliant design, fabulous spooky elements and wonderful techniques.
Thank you for joining in with our October challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

Jenny Marples said...

That's fantastic Toni! Love the way you've created that fabulous spider. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Team Clark said...

Such a creative idea Toni! I love the use of white here and the incredible texture you developed. We are so pleased that you shared in our challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

Sammy said...

This is a real stunner Toni, love it! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Rein said...

This is a great Project!

Maria Lillepruun said...

Omg I am afraid of spiders! But the project is stunning :) Thank you for joining our challenge! Mixed Media World

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