Welcome back! Halloween is probably my favorite time of the year, so this year I decided to challenge myself to something new: one crafty project per day every day in the month of October - the 31 Days of Halloween! The projects won't necessarily be dark in theme or style - the important thing is to be consistent in creating, which is something that I personally struggle with.
The first project is a painting on cardboard. I prepped my cardboard with two coats of gesso and let it dry. Then I applied two coats of turquoise acrylic paint. After that dried I applied two strips of washi tape horizontally, leaving room between the two, and painted with black acrylic paint to create the telephone wire. I removed the washi tape after the second coat of black.
To create the bird bodies, I painted little hearts in black and filled them in. Then I added circles for the heads and switched to a long brush for the long pointed tails.
I sponged around the outside in a flesh tone and the a darker brown tone for an aged look.
There you have it! My finished 31 days of Halloween day 1 project!
I enjoyed this project because it was relatively fast and easy. I also liked it because I got to up-cycle some cardboard and use it as a canvas, which is something that I had never done before (and it works beautifully.) Give 'er a go!
Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment if you liked this project or idea. :-)