Come join me for String Me Along featuring a cast of ghoulish ghosts, zombies, skeletons, and witches all getting ready for Halloween. After I assemble all 31 banners, I will be stringing them together and hanging them with orange mini-lights for the perfect Halloween touch. Details: three coordinating color fabrics along with white and orange purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics; Distress Paints; Distress Markers: Stayz-on Permanent Inks, and an assortment of stamps. Individual products used will be listed under each day's description as to colors and stamps used. I hope you enjoy my fiendishly delightful cast of characters and things that go bump in the night.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Skull Appreciation Day Altered Table

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I decided to alter an old side table I found on the side of the road - cost $0.  I had previously purchased an "unsold" paint sample at a discounted price of $ .50 - total cost of project $ .50.  After sanding the table, I painted it with my gray paint sample; enlarged and printed the free digital image provided to blog hop participants (after coloring the roses red in Photoshop CS3); adhered the image to the table top with matte medium; printed a few more roses; added stems; decorated the cute skull with Adirondack Paints from dabbers I already had on hand; painted the trim with the same turquoise paint dabber; added stripes utilizing Wendy Vecchi's stripe stencil painted with the same dabber; added three stamped scrolls with a foam sponge I had on hand; added stripes on the legs again with the same paint dabber; and, finally, sealed my decorated table with two coats of Polyacrylic Sealer to preserve my artwork.  The table is a  very fun addition to the furniture in my art room.  Isn't she cute!!!???

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