Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

Another successful Halloween at the Elias haunted house. Each year we add a little more. We really DO ENJOY scary! We don't do cute....BOO BOO

Even the bathroom is scary

Dinner fit for a Zombie
Mel the Zombie Waitress

Mr & Mrs. Halloween

Friday, October 26, 2012

Skull Chandelier

Here is my skull chandelier I made from a $2.00 thrift store light. It just happened to have six arms. The set of skull lights are the kind that get staked into the ground. Just so happens, there are three to a set. So two set later and a few zip-ties I have a great looking light that will look awesome hanging over my Halloween table I set for all the Trick or Treater's. Halloween 2012 picture to be posted later.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Painting Pumpkin Faces

It's that time of year again. This is my FAVORITE holiday of them all. I usually do scary..but I have to always make a few "funky" pumpkins also.


Black Sharpie/Marker
Paper Towels

Paint Eyes
Paint eyes using the white paint. Use circles and can place them close together or further apart.

Paint Nose

Paint the nose using different color paints. You can paint any shape you like here. Be creative.

Paint Eye Color
Give you pumpkin some colored eyes. Place them on the placement will give your pumpkin a different personality

Add Black Eyeball
Next paint the black part of the eyeball.

Let's move onto the mouth. I usually draw a very wavy line, then I go over that line with up and down lines over that line. I hope you understand. But you can do any kind of mouth you want. Then I add the teeth and paint them white.

Back to the eyes now...while the teeth dry. I add some white circles..I also drag the white paint using the other end of the paint brush to add some sparkles to their eyes.

Then I want to give them some color in their cheeks. So I use a piece of paper towel and rub some pink paint into the pumpkin. This gives a more muted look. I will outline this area when I start to doodle.

Now I place a fan on them and let them dry really good..because next is the doodling step...MY FAVORITE PART!!!

OK, the FUN STEP!!! I use a black sharpie and outline everything I painted. I use dots and dashes and hash lines to do this. There are no rules, and don't be to perfect...just have fun with it. Add dots to areas that look empty. I also outline their cheeks doing this. Add some eyelashes and eyebrows as you see fit.  After it is all dry, I do give it a clear coat over the whole face. Now if anyone does this..please post pics..I wanna see.

Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall is in the Air

Silly Sally as a redhead
With cooler temps and fall approaching, I thought I would display some fall colors in my planting. My pot lady was added this year. I will do a complete post about creating her when I have more time. She told she wanted to be a redhead, hence the rust colored mum. I am already planning her Christmas outfit.  
My planter made from an old bed frame is planted to greet the season in style. I love this time of year, but it is bittersweet, because I know soon I will be getting ready to tuck my garden away for the long cold (burr) winter months. This planter is located on the side of the driveway, so it greets my visitor and the season.

Autumn Greetings

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thrift Store/Rummage Sale Shopping

 My sister and I had some good luck today. I found these two chairs for the garden. They are painted a nice bright cheery color. They came with some very pretty floral chair pads. I think these will end up in the Greenhouse when it is done. $4.00 each. Can't beat that price.
Wood table legs and some plastic banister spindles that will become butterflies and dragonflies. A project for the winter months.
Glass and pottery that will become garden flowers and totems.

Some glass lamps taken apart and will become totems.
Some items that will be placed in my garden. Love white accents in the garden
A plastic display piece Hubby got...once I removed all the stickers and cleaned it all up, it will be great to put all the screws, wing nuts and washers, etc in it. I love having in it's place and a place for everything.