Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Altered Halloween Canvases: Paper and Glitter and Foil Oh My!

Altered Halloween Canvas (12)
I’m having lunch with a couple of girlfriends later this week and always like to take a little something to these. I poked around in my stash and remembered a couple of canvases I bought at Michaels in their then $1 Section. Gathered those and a few other things:
Altered Halloween Canvas
Altered Halloween Canvas (2)
Michaels canvases, Recollections parchment textured paper cut to size, Recollections Die Cut pack:
Recollections Die Cut
Mod Podged the paper onto the canvases and then grabbed some coordinating scraps from my stash and MP’d those on top. While that was drying, I covered a couple of the die cuts with glue ( any clear drying glue works) and covered ( mostly ) with orange glitter. I didn’t want full coverage…wanted some bare spots.
Altered Halloween Canvas (5)
Once my canvases were dry, I applied these adhesive designs ( and threw away the packaging before taking a pic! but I found them at Ben Franklin.)  Just cut the pieces I wanted and applied and then went over them with variegated craft foil.
Altered Halloween Canvas (6)
Altered Halloween Canvas (11)
Once ,my glittered friends were dry, I glued them down to the canvas then went about embellishing with rolled flowers, metal numbers, self adhesive rhinestones and some pom pom ribbon.
Altered Halloween Canvas (8)
Altered Halloween Canvas (10)
Now I need to find some bags to upcycle to put these in !
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LuLu Kellogg said...

Eeeeeeeeeeek! LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Fab work my dear!


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

These are really fun, Carol! I LOVE that the glitter doesn't cover all of the images. More spooky that way. ;)

Michelle L. said...

These are SO pretty! I esp love the ombre shading on "frightmare" - which is a cool word! And the coppery glitter on those black cutouts: gorgeous1

Mandy said...

OMGoodness! Love this!

Intangible Hearts said...

Very cute Christina!

Mandy said...

Hi Carol, wanted you to know that I'm going to feature your Altered Halloween Canvases that you linked up to Project Queen tomorrow (Monday) evening. I just love them!
Thank you so much for linking up to the party and hope you come back and link up on Tuesday for Party #5.

Jenn Erickson said...

Carol, absolutely love your glittering Halloween collages. I dig your style, girl!

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