Easy Boo Decor Using Textural Accents
Happy (almost) Halloween! Lisa here with you today with a super easy and fun little door hanger to invite (or scare) your friends and family away this Halloween.
Making a project like this couldn't be easier. It seriously took me 30 minutes to make. I think that's pretty darned good - especially for a slow crafter like ME! ;)
1. Using a piece of 4" x 6" wood panel or MDF (medium density fiberboard - which is what I used), punch 2 holes evenly spaced at the top using some kind of heavy-duty hole punch.
2. Coat the wood/MDF panel with a nice thick layer of Gesso.
3. Choose the papers you want and apply a coat of Gel Medium both UNDER and OVER the paper you want to cover the piece. *Note: Make sure the Gesso is completely dried first. And it's not necessary to have paper completely covering every square inch your piece.
4. After the Gel Medium has dried (which you can speed up with a heat tool) you can add some color using Gelatos®. I used a Gelato® in black, rubbed it in with my finger, and then wiped some of it away with a baby wipe so the color wouldn't be too harsh of a contrast.
5. Making matching embellishments is super easy. I used three shades of Gelatos® : Black, Tangerine, and Squid Ink, and scribbled them on my work surface. Spritz the colors with a mist of water and then smoosh your ribbon into the wet Gelato®. The colors turned out really funky and perfect for this project. Using a fast drying fabric glue is how I attached my ribbon at the bottom of the piece.
6. Die-cut the letters you want to spell out your word and add dimensional adhesive to the backs of all of them. Attach wherever you want to the fron of your piece.
7. After all the "key" pieces are adhered, now you just have FUN!! Add rub-ons, add shading with the Big Brush Pens or more Gelatos®. I also threaded my finishing ribbon through the two holes at the top.
8. To finish the piece, just add your bling. Rhinestones, glitter, or shine. I used a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black #199 for the inside of my letters and then used the Deluxe Waterbrush to make the lines more messy and I guess, more spooky. (I don't really do spooky, so this was my best guess. ;) ) I also went over the entire piece with one final coat of Gel Medium. I'm actually SUPER happy with how it turned out. And it is soooo easy. MDF is really cheap at the hardware store and they can cut it for you. Yay!!
Thanks for checking out my project today. :)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Gelatos®: Tangerine, Black, Squid Ink. PITT Artist Pen Big Brush - Cold Grey III 232, Black 199. Textural Accents - Gesso, Gel Medium. Accessories -Deluxe Waterbrush.
Other: Paper (Carta Bella, Lawn Fawn, Authentique), Pearls/Gems (Bo Bunny), Dies (MFT), Washi Tape (Smash), Ribbon Trim (May Arts), Glitter (Martha Stewart), Rub-On (GCD Studios), Tools (Crop-A-Dile Big Bite - We-R-Memory Keepers). MDF - Home Depot.
Lisa Adametz I'm a veteran of the United States Air Force and a stay-at-home "mom" to two beautiful Ragdoll kitties.Creativity is in my blood and I've always been making something. Cross-stitch, silk ribbon embroidery...I love the creative process! I first looked into making cards as a way to keep in touch with family and friends after moving to CA in 2008 and wanting more than store-bought cards could offer. In my eyes cards are personal mini-pieces of art and a part of your soul that you are sending through the mail. I love dimension and color. LOTS of color.