I love to decorate for the season and with Halloween coming up next I've started on some decor pieces. This frame has to be my favourite so far and the the easiest. Starting with a bargain frame, this one was from Poundland and with a little paint was the perfect base for the project. Here's the how.
1. Remove the frame glass, backboard and any catches from the back. Paint with black paint, when dry rub over any detail areas with silver paint on a piece of paper towel.
2. Take a jointed skeleton, I picked up mine in Wilkos for £3, using a hot glue gun attach the skeleton in a sitting position to the inside right bottom corner of the frame.
3. Die cut three flowers a small, medium and large version from the Chalkboard paper pad. Curl the petals and assemble the flowers, I used a brad in the center and topped with a large gem. Adhere the flowers in a cluster to the left corner of the frame.
4. Print a Trick or Treat (font Nightmare 5 from Dafont) on pale grey cardstock and R.I.P on darker cardstock. Trim the Trick or Treat to a block and blend black ink around the edge. Cut the R.I.P cardstock into a tombstone shape and blend black ink around the edge. Using the photo as a guide adhere the tag and tombstone to the flower cluster.
5. Cut four 1cm strips of acetate to different lengths. Die cut four pairs of bats and one single. Glue an acetate strip between each pair of bats. Adhere a bat to the top right corner of the Trick or Treat tag. Glue the acetate strips in amongst the flower and tags at different levels.
6. Adhere a few spiders to the cluster to finish.
SCPAD037 - 12x12 Paper Pad Chalkboard
DecoArt Black acrylic paint
DecoArt Silver acrylic paint
dcbs135 - 10 acetate sheets Dovecraft
FEPAD062 - with linen textured effect cardstock
SCDOT009 - Gems Clear