Sunday, October 24, 2010
A last Halloween craft made for the party in my craft room, I am giggling about having used every last crafting supply I own!
These Halloween Shakers are inspired by ones made by Bucks County Folk Art.
Round paper shapes can be found at Michaels. This is a great project for acrylic paints which blend easily as you paint. I have drawn faces with pencil.
Painting in small areas, apply a dark shade close to your drawn features, your base shade with with a little white added towards the edges of your shape. Blend from your dark to light until you like the desired effect. (note completed section top left).
Paint your white areas next, then your black. I added a little of my green color to the teeth and eyes and blended it in lightly. A liner brush is used to outline features. A craft stick also purchased at Michaels is inserted in the opening where I pulled out the hanging cord made slightly larger with the tips of my pointed scissors.
What fun it was to make these holiday revelers!
Let the party begin!