Happy Halloween, knitters!
What a great costume!!!
For work we dressed up as Minions from the “Despicable Me” movies and I DIYed the goggles using the following link:
I used a pair of sunglasses with one of the lens out from my junk drawer and pushed out the other lens and hot glued the printout to the glasses after cutting them out.
As my glasses were wider than the printout, I didn’t try to curve the side pieces around the sides as the glasses per the instruction, but I like them better that way as they are unique.
Valerie painted a few pumpkins and said she had a couple more ready to go if I had an inkling. So…
I used the same process on this plaster pumpkin that I used on the gourd I did for my brother. I dripped several different colors of alcohol ink over the coat of white gesso, painted the inside of the mouth and eyes with black acrylic paint, gave it a coat of matt decoupage and topped it with green ribbon and real leaves.
The leaves were so thin and brittle (I actually found them underneath a throw rug out in my craft studio! The wind blows stuff under the door), I decoupaged them onto a piece of deli paper then cut them out. I really like how supple they became. The fern-looking leaves were just given a coat of the decoupage stuff. I like how it turned out and will probably just turn it around to hide the face and keep it displayed until Thanksgiving.
This is my Halloween activity so far: I paint some little pumpkins Florine Gold, Copper & Gold. I alternated the stem colors, even though the difference is subtle. I’m not doing a 2nd coat because…because. And to be honest? I won’t throw these out until I start to put my Christmas decorations. I like to keep my pumpkins as long as possible, then toss them when I realize I’ve had them 2 months and they haven’t started to go soft or rot.