Monday, 28 September 2015

DecoArt Halloween Haunts

DecoArt Halloween Haunts Challenge
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Bat and Bowl

To create my Cast iron bat cauldron/ lantern, I cut approx 150 bats in a variety of sizes and shapes in 300GSM card on a Cricut explore
I then applied them to a balloon to start the shape adhering them using a strong paper glue

Applied DecoArt Texture Sand Paste

Painted the inside with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Metallic Gold and Quinacridone Gold with Carbon Black at the top 

The outside was coloured with Burnt Umber, Carbon black and Quinacridone gold to create a cast iron effect

The eyes were cut with a variety of sized punches and coloured with Promarkers 

Applied a large blob of Liquid Glass and allowed to dry for approx 8hrs 

The flying bats were embossed with a Tattered Lace leaf vein embossing folder and the eyes applied
Fixed with stripes of black paper to a piece of coiled wire which had the same technique as the external surface of the bowl

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DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic
Metallic Gold
Quinacridone Gold
Carbon Black
Burnt Umber

DecoArt Texture Sand Paste
Liquid Glass

300GSM Card
Embossing Folders
Coloured Pens


  1. Wow, that has been a labour of love ! Worth it though; it is fantastic !
    Corrie x

  2. I love watching you do things - and this is really a stroke of genius although I have use balloons for paper mache.
    Sandy xx

  3. Jools you are bloomin amazing so clever and such fantastic make

  4. Jools there is no end to your incredible artistic talent . Absolutely fabulous . Another masterpiece x

  5. This is such a creative project, Jools! Love it!

  6. Dear me Jools... 150 bats - I would have been dreaming about them!!! This is truly amazing - you must be very patient... wow. Your old talented creativity is just as impressive as your new!!! Xj.