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    Halloween Minis & Christmas, too

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Bella Ayers, Happy Halloween Kit, Miniatures, Sale, Shannon Cooper

    Oh, what a treat! We have Halloween projects by TWO talented artists today! Plus (I know… some of you are just getting going with Halloween ideas, and it’s still hot here) we have a few new Christmas items to get you dreaming!

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    Little Witch’s Wall Shelf by Shannon Cooper!

    Be still my heart! Look at this fabulously spooky (and fabulously tiny) little shelf unit by Shannon!

    Here’s a bit from Shannon’s blog post to start:

    I have been going through all of my miniatures from Alpha Stamps and turning them into spooky little things. The latest miniature being this very sweet White (!) Wooden Wall Shelf, which can also work well for Christmas — no painting needed! Hmmm, Christmas. Might need to get another shelf…

    This one was painted black with a coat of regular old black acrylic paint, then a coat of crackle medium (PVA glue works too), and finally a coat of brown paint. I glued tiny drawer pulls along the bottom of the shelf. After that, the shelf was stuffed with bottles, skulls, jars, and a frog!

    Pretty much everything used on the shelf was given a wash of watered down acrylic paint and antiquing fluid to give it a nice grungy look.

    The candle holder is a Gold & Bronze Earring Back glued to a metal bit and the candle is made from Stockmar Modeling Beeswax with a snippet of sewing thread for the wick. [Aside: scroll down (past the first wide pic showing a preview of the decal tutorial!) and see a close-up of the red candle.]

    And oh whoa look at those impossibly small skulls on the bottles (an upside down Tiny Black Acrylic Coffin, seed bead, and plastic skull). There is an incredible amount of detail for their size. How big, you ask?

    [Aside: for an answer to that size question, scroll down again and see the right side of that same wide photo where you saw the red candle. Also, see those cute witchy leg stickers on Shannon's fingernail? They're from the new Haunted House Tiny Color Halloween Stickers.]

    Good work, Shannon!! I’d also like to point out the skull & crossbones on the mason jar is from the new Set of Tiny Halloween Icon Decals.

    Go visit Shannon’s blog post for more photos and tutorial! Plus here’s her supply list. And don’t forget to come back to see the new goodies, more Halloween artwork and to take advantage of the 10% off code!

     
    (More) New & Back in Stock Goodies

    Beside the new (tiny) stickers & decals (some shown above in Shannon’s artwork), click here to see everything new or back in stock today!

     
    Happy Halloween Triptych by Miz Bella (Kimberly Ayers)!

    Wow! I love all the bright colors (and crazy amount of layered details) on Bella’s artwork! (And scroll down to see all 3 of the panels.)

    Bella used the Happy Halloween Custom 12×12 Paper Set (also available in the September Kit) as the background of each of the tombstones.

    I’ll let Bella introduce her project:

    Tombstones, spider webs, pumpkins, bats, creepy trees, witches and black cats. Yaaaayyyyyyyy it’s Halloween time! (Or every day at my house because every day is Halloween here.)

    What do you think of the Tiny Little House #2 on the center tombstone? I think it’s sort of like a scene within a scene, and the eyeball cabochon fits perfectly! You just know that the little witch in the house is singing “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!” Amiright?? The cackling pumpkins and mischievous cat crack me up every time I look at the background paper. (Yes, as a matter of fact I am easily amused these days.)

    I’ll just continue up the center of that panel (above the little house)… I like the little alcove Bella made from using a contrasting pumpkin paper in the background, then adding a Narrow Spider Web Flourish Border and a Black Cat Glass Cabochon. Oh, and those fences on the sides of the house are just the right size and amount of gothic-ness for the house and the theme!

    Good work, Bella!! Go visit Bella’s blog post for more photos and info! Plus here’s her supply list to help find all those Halloween parts.

      
    Posted by Leslie, September 26th, 2019

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