It’s been way, way too long since my last post but life has gotten kind of hectic. I’ve still been working on Forest and a lot of other things have come up, but I wanted to share a little bit of what I’ve been working on this Halloween. I’ve been making a lot of cards, gift bags, and such for friends and since I gave one away early, I can share the pictures now.
I bought some great foam stickers at the store and autumn leaf confetti, black and orange tissue paper, and round orange stickers with jack-o-lantern faces. Added with glue sticks, construction paper, ink pens, and a white gel pen, I’ve been able to make all kinds of unique stuff.
Here’s one of my favorite things I’ve made, a card that looks like a hill and full moon on a spooky Halloween night, along with the makeshift envelope made out of a scrap of tissue paper and a sticker to hold it shut:
INSIDE OF THE CARD: Layering construction paper gives some cool effects and adds more structural integrity to the card. Plus, writing with ink on a separate layer of paper means it won’t bleed through the back of the card.
JACK-O-LANTERN BAG: I bought a cheap gift bag , cut a Jack-o-lantern face out from the front, lined it with black tissue paper to make the face really pop, and then added handles to the bag by using Halloween garland. All of these component pieces were really cheap; the garland was $2 for 9 feet, 6 big sheets of tissue paper for under $3, and the gift bag was about 50 cents. The bag is sturdy enough to hold something of medium weight, but the handles, even though they have a light wire in them, should be used more delicately.
And here’s the finished gift together! I put some candy in the bag, put the card (in its tissue-paper envelope) on top, and it was ready to be given away! If you notice, the pumpkins glued to the card are actually from the garland; I had to cut off a few of them when attaching the garland as handles, so instead of throwing them out I used them elsewhere.
I will gladly take commissions for Birthday, Christmas, or other holiday themed gifts!
You can also check this out on deviantART: http://silverwatermist.deviantart.com/art/Full-Moon-Cat-and-Jack-O-Lantern-collage-489563308