Welcome to the Creative Paperclay® blog hop!! We’ve teamed with Gina’s Designs Lasercuts to bring you some spook-tacular creations. You’re at Carole Lassak’s Create N Craft blog, and I’ve altered a sardine tin to make a Halloween decor piece.
Next, I gave all the Gina’s Designs chipboard pieces a coat of gesso, then painted and decorated them. I added beads for the bat’s eyes, and covered the Boo! with orange mica.
While those were drying, I started to form the clay pieces. For the background, I rolled out a ball of clay to about 1/8″ thickness, and pressed a stencil into the clay using a rolling pin. After this piece dried, I was able to cut it with scissors to the size I needed. I painted it with a black-green acrylic paint, which I brushed on, then immediately wiped off to get the appropriate shading.
The fence was constructed of thin, rectangular pieces of clay, and painted a shiny, metallic gun metal grey. The little pumpkins were balls of clay that were scored to resemble the sections of a pumpkin. I used a silicone mold for the leaves, and extruded long, thin strands for the vines.
When all the paint was dry, I began to assemble the altered tin. First, I drilled a hole in the bottom of the tin to accommodate the flame of a battery tea light candle.
Here are close-ups of the fence and pumpkins and the leaves and vines.