Halloween Framed Art
I have not created a framed art since the summer. The last one was a nautical theme in which I used elements from a Paper Pumpkin Kit. When someone suggested I make a Halloween one, I hesitated at first. I reached out to my team for some supplies and when they did not have what I needed (shocking – I know) I went to my retired stash of stamps. I am so thankful for holding onto special stamp sets just for this reason. Let’s take a look at my Halloween Framed Art.
The stamp bundles are unfortunately retired, however the Toil & Textured Designer Series Paper is available! To start my project, I picked all the colors in solid card stock that are included in the Designer Series Paper. From there, I narrowed down may selection. I knew I wanted bright, so I picked Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch and Pumpkin Pie. Pineapple Punch is not listed as a color but I loved how it looked with the others I had selected. Plus I own Pineapple Punch Ribbon!
Each square is 3″ x 3″ and the layering designer series paper is 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4.” This is the first framed art I created where I alternated the square color between Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie. I also used a pattern paper on each square with the exception of the center square. The center square I took 1/2″ strips of the card stock and adhered to a 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ square before mounting it to the Pumpkin Pie square. Of course, each square is unique and I tried to use different elements that represented Halloween. I am really happy with the end result and I hope you are too!
Time to assemble!
Do you worry the squares will not be straight? No problem! I take each square, turn it over and place a mini glue dot to the center. This helps with tacking down the square into position. However, if I need to make an adjustment, I can easily move it without ruining all my hard work. A friend suggested to cut 1 1/4″ squares and place them in the four corners of the 12″ x 12″ card stock. Next, I position the 4 corner squares followed by the four inside ones. I always leave my center square for last.
I try will all my heart to take pictures during my classes and I always forget! Here are a few snapshots of the girls crafting away and making their own beautiful work of art!
Onto the next project!
Like the rest of us, I am finding numerous project I want to create! I love so many things and I am planning the time to make it happen. I hope you enjoyed my Halloween Framed Art. There are a few more in my Galley of Projects if you happened to miss them. All my supplies will be updated and listed below. I am a little behind, I was cleaning out my craft room closets. That lead to a lot of crafting memories.
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