It has been a joy creating this fun piece that will be displayed in our front hall next month. Three files from the many Halloween files available at Simply Crafty SVGs. I took a little liberty with the boot and the cat -- and I'll share a little more about that in a bit.
I started with the Hovering Witch Hat. Resized to 50% of the original file and assembled according to the video Sandy created. Sandy suggested the use of tweezers on the upper pieces of the hat. They were an essential tool -- as the space was too small for my fingers to fit to hold while the glue set.
Ink all the edges of the flower pieces. Sandy's idea shown in her video are perfect. I added a small glittery sequin for the center of the flower on the hat and used an old technique for the creating some suede like paper for the leaves and the fern.
Resize all pieces to 50%. I altered the Witch Boot Lantern file slightly by cutting the large panels for the top of the boot in half, punching small holes to thread the ribbon through. Before threading the ribbon in the holes, ink all the edges of the panels. Once you've completed the threading, the panels are then adhered to the boot using your favorite method. Tie a bow in the ribbon.
The cat is made of fabric and the face is from the Black Cat Treat box. I layered the facial features together and grouped them. Then resized to about 2 x 2.1 inches. Using the IkonArt Stencil kit, a stencil was created and then stenciled using some acrylic heavy duty paint on some black fabric. Heat set the image. The fabric was stitched around the outside of the image with a small body added and then lightly stuffed. The stuffed image is tea stained to add a little distressed look.
The fact that this piece is stitched and has raw edges, it is meant to fray. If you choose to try this, you'll want to choose a tightly woven fabric.
Fill the boot with some sphagnum moss (brown/gray) Set the cat in the boot. You can use a bamboo skewer glued to the inside of the heel of the boot to make sure the cat stays in place if you're worried about shifting. Place the hat on the cat and tip as desired.
SCAL 5 Pro and Skycut C24 were used to cut all paper pieces.
Liquitex Heavy Body White Acrylic Paint
AC cardstock (white, black)
Bazzil cardstock (purples)
embossing folder (optional)
Digital paper (Halloween Gnome Paper Packs from PolkaDoodle)
IkonArt Stencil Kit.
White pigment ink
Grunge mix for tea stain
1/8" round paper punch
glittered sequin (Hocus Pocus mix from Kat Scrappiness)
Bearly Art Precision Glue
ScorTape (1/8", 1/4")
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have some creative time carved out this weekend. Enjoy.