I recently came across a post at Mamie Jane's where she took an old piece of molding, and created altered art to make this wonderful piece for Halloween...
Isn't it great?
Visit her HERE to see how she did it and to see some of her other pieces!
Using Mamie Jane's piece as inspiration, I came up with my own version...
Here's how I did it...
Wooden block: Mine is 7.5" x 9"
acrylic paint in orange and black
scrapbook paper: I used 3 coordinating pieces
an old photo: I got mine from Graphics Fairy
black ink pad
I started by painting my block of wood orange.
Next I added some black and blended it in with the orange to give it an old feel.
I printed out a picture of an old woman that I found on the Graphics Fairy website and then cut the picture out.
The scrapbook paper that I used for the witches hat was black with polka dots. I turned the paper over and sketched out a witches hat and cut it out.
Using one of the coordinating orange papers, I cut a band for the hat.
I used my ink pad to antique the edges of the orange band and then glued the band to the hat with a glue stick.
Using a piece of scrapbook paper that is larger than the photo, I used my ink pad to antique the paper. I liked the look of this paper because I thought it looked like an old wallpaper.
Once I finished inking the paper, I glued it onto the block using E6000.
I then glued the hat onto the "lady" using a glue stick and then glued her to the large piece of paper on the block.
I put her over to the side but you could center your picture if you'd like that better.
I cut a strip of the black polka dot paper and added it underneath the large paper using E6000.
I cut another strip of a coordinating orange paper and using my stamps, wrote out, "If the hat fits...wear it!"
I like to count out my letters to find which letter would be in the center. I then start with that letter and work my way out so that my phrase is centered.
I inked the paper after I wrote my phrase and attached it underneath the polka dot paper.
I cut a small strip of paper and with my stamps wrote out, "the witch is in". I then glued that piece onto a slightly larger piece of the polka dot paper.
I added those pieces at an angle over the large piece of paper.
I apologize if you know this lady! I'm sure she was a lovely person!
Here is another version...
Remember...if the hat fits, wear it!