Monday, October 31, 2016

Twisted Sisters Inn and Cafe

Welcome, my pretties! Won't you come to our Inn and Cafe? (WARNING!! Lots of Pictures)

Go past the graveyard and on up the walk:

Enter if you dare but don't let the dragon toast you!

Your hostesses for the evening:
The Woodland Fairy and Hippie Girl
(aka Cecilia and Theresa the Twisted Twins)

Food and refreshments aplenty:

Please help yourself to some fine Spirits...

There's Swamp Tea and Skeleton Pee if you'd like something a little lighter:

Or how about some Worm punch?

Plenty of food on the menu tonight:

Witches Fingers are the Special of the Day:

I'm so sorry, but the Rat & Bug Stew won't be ready until tomorrow. Please come back to try it!

Plenty of guests to mingle with:
The Beach Bums:
  Old Biker:

Hippie Dude:

Could it be those of Fixer Upper fame?
 A Handsome Devil:
Aka Number One Son
 The Cutest Couple:
Aka Number One Daughter and Sweet Fiancé
The Spice Couple - Ms. Salt and Mr. Pepper:
Miss Rainy Thunder Cloud:

The Voting Officials - They'll make sure you behave in the voting booth:

What's that you say? You're feeling sick? Perhaps we have something that will help in the Apothecary  Shop...

No?? I'm sure there's something there...perhaps the Werewolf Hair - I hear it's transforming.

Who's at the door?
Oh! The happy couple - please let them in.

What's that? You need the restroom - it's just down the hall...follow the roaches, please:

Watch out for the monster at the end of the hall!!!!

Whew! You made it. Go on in:

Oops! I didn't know there was someone taking a bath!

Oh my! Is that the time?

Did you drink a little too much? Here's a ride home for you!

We're so glad you came!

Y'all come back now, ya hear?


The party was a blast! We'd like to thank all of our guests for helping make the evening a fun success! If you can stand it, here's a couple more pictures of me and Bruce with our kids. They stopped by from their friends' party and thought their dad's costume was too funny!

I hope you have a Happy Halloween!

The End!!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Repurposed Canvas Art For Halloween

My twin sister and I are throwing  Halloween a party this year.  We've been collecting and gathering fun decor items to spookify the rooms. However, we needed something spooky above the fireplace -  A collection of spooky photos? A painting? What?

But where to find something not too expensive? Enter this art canvas my sister was no longer using - just plain, simple birds on a wire. She gave it to me to repurpose some time ago and it's been sitting in my art studio waiting for its chance to be used again.
Of course! We can use it for our mantel picture. What if I tweaked the birds to become crows and added a moon behind them? And turned the wire into a tree branch?

I pulled up images of crows on Google and got to work, sketching out the crow shapes over the existing birds with a piece of charcoal then filling in with acrylic paint:

A short time later, I had this:

Then a quick styling of the mantel and poof! Instant spookiness!

It was quick and easy to do and a good way to reuse an old canvas piece of art (if you don't have one already, you can find them at the thrift store for a few dollars).

Come back Monday to see the full Halloween party reveal!

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Happy Halloween Link Party
Thoughts Of Home On Thursday
Vintage Charm Party

Monday, October 24, 2016

Galvanizing A Plastic Pumpkin

Cecilia, over at My Thrift Store Addiction, had two plastic pumpkins she redid (click here to see her makeovers). I loved her idea and had to try my hand at it! Fortunately, when I visited her and we were out thrifting, I found this pink pumpkin for 25 cents!  I couldn't wait to get it home and transform it!

I decided to see if I could make it look galvanized. The first step was covering the pink. I started by mixing up some chalky paint - 2 Tablespoons of white unsanded grout (make sure you get the lumps out), mixed with 2 Tablespoons of water then add 1 cup of flat latex paint in a taupe  or grey color. Mix well. I painted the entire outside surface with my mixture and let it dry.

Next I took silver craft paint(any brand will do as long as it's a metallic silver) and dry brushed it over the chalk paint. It's ok if it's a little streaky.

 After that dried, I watered down a rusty brown craft paint and lightly brushed it where I wanted it to look rusty. Make sure to get it in the eye, nose and mouth cavities but not on the teeth.
Lastly, I put Modge Podge in a few spots and sprinkled cinnamon over that to give it a more authentic rust look.

 Add a plant and voila! A galvanized planter!

I think it turned out pretty good! And he's pretty adorable with a plant but you could use him inside to hold candy.

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