Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween "Story #1"

When I decorate, especially for Halloween, I like to tell little "stories". I bought a new black cat with red eyes that flash this year and I remembered how at the line wrapping around the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland there are a lot of gravestones that tell fabulous "stories". I have tried to remake one in particular, "Glamma Style". First I needed some tiny gravestones. So I recycled some $1 store ones and made a few new ones.
I googled "mouse silhouette images" and found not only mice, but other animals as well. I changed the contrast and printed a few to the size that I needed onto card stock. Then I cut them out.
I then used my glue gun to adhere the paper and added some detail with the glue. I let that all dry and painted the whole surface in gray. I then added some detail with white using a fine brush. After I let that dry. I "dry brushed" the surface to add more detail and create a weathered look.
The story? This mean cat has eaten two birds, three mice and a goldfish. Naughty kitty...but look.. there are two bold mice hiding behind one of the gravestones. CREEPY! My glamchildren think the whole thing is weird and wonderful at the same time. And that is probably how they will remember me... Weird and Wonderful (and if they are kind, Fabulous!)

7 comments:

hilari said...

i've never loved you more.

Cooey's Mom said...

Awesome! I love it.

Chelsea said...

i second hilari. you are truly fabulous.

brookegfunk said...

my hero!

Julie said...

too funny I love the story!

Adam and Anya said...

What's the kitty's name? I say you should call it "My Precious". Now THAT'S weird.

:)
Love your blog!

Lindsey @ Better After said...

I love it. I'll have to drive the kids past your yard!