Thursday, September 6, 2012

Homework: reading {artful halloween}

Is it too early? I wasn’t sure if I was ready for Halloween projects yet but the days fly by so quickly and I didn’t want to find myself the night before Halloween without any spooky decorations.

Fortunately, I received a book titled Artful Halloween by Susan Wasinger.


The book is filled with fun artful Halloween projects and ideas that are easy to create.


Blog Halloween Book-001I love these whimsical fabric ideas. A felt embroidered owl and a napkin stamped using a potato.


Blog Halloween Book-002Decorating pumpkins is a hot trend and there’s an entire section on pumpkins. Beautiful pumpkins with great tips and techniques.


Blog Halloween BookThese blood spattered paper flowers were right up my alley. I had all the materials on hand and the step-by-step instructions were easy to follow.

I decided to use my flowers in a spooky centerpiece and found a crow from last year.


And no word is spookier to me than Edgar Allen Poe’s use of the word “nevermore”.


Here are my blood spattered flowers. I used more of blood drip technique but they still scream “gory” to me.


Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
For more information about the book Artful Halloween click here.


Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn
I received a complimentary copy of the Artful Halloween from Lark Crafts. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.


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7 comments :

  1. So wonderful decor, and I love your colour choice for the halloween. Wonderful "creepy" flowers!!! Thanks for sharing, have a great Day

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  2. I will have to check that book out ASAP. I really want to upgrade my Halloween decor...want a vintage and elegant look. Love what you did.

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  3. Excellent suggestions whenever I visit your blog.

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  4. This is such a stylish way to celebrate Halloween! How beautiful.

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. love those dotted paper flowers, especially the black centers - perfectly clever for Hallowe'en with your black bird! Plus the stamped napkin idea is adorable :) I'm just not quite ready to let go of summer yet (sigh!) thank you for including my sampler in your list of features Carolyn, so kind of you. I really need to check out the frosted glass front door window panes - I'm in need of a similar window disguise! hugs, diane

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  6. Carolyn these are delightfully "Gorry-gous". Never too early for Halloween fun :)

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