September 28, 2010

Whoo-ligans Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Well not exactly, but I sure am in the mood for Halloween after working with Bo Bunny's Whooligan collection. Today I am sharing an altered project I created. I found this cute little witch last year at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section and held on to her, knowing I would find something to do with her! Well, I did and here she is covered in Bo Bunny Whooligan from head to toe!!!I used the new wraps to add some texture to her hat and the base of her dress. I cut the wrap in half length wise. Next I adhered Provo Crafts Terrifically Tacky Tape along the center of it. I then folded down the top part and then folded up the bottom part to create a strip of material with no raw edges. I then hot glued it along the dress and hat, gathering it as I went along.
I created my own buckle by taking one of the Bo Bunny brads and removing the epoxy sticker. I then cut a small piece of patterned paper the same size and glued it onto the brad. I then applied a coat of Ranger Glossy Accents. Once this was dry I add another brad to the center.
Here I used a small piece as her scarf. And more of those awesome layered glitter stickers...see the little spidees!!!
The cape was created using a piece of patterned paper. I sprayed it with matching purple Glimmer Mist and then while it was still damp I folded it so it would look more like a piece of fabric. The pumpkins I thought needing a some fun little eyes, so I gave them one that I cut from the patterned paper and the other a googlie eye!
And last but not least, what witch would be complete without a cat! Doesn't he look scary?!
Here are a few tips I have on covering wooden figures...
If you can take them apart, it makes things so much easier. I didn't think I could take this one apart at first, but I just started wiggling and gently pulling on things and it worked. If you can take it apart, you can cover each piece and then just cut around the edges. Just like you can do with chipboard.

I prefer to use Yes Paste when applying paper to wood or metal, because it dries a little slower and allows you to move the paper around a bit if you need to.

If you can not remove them, use a transparency to trace the sections and create a pattern. Cut out the pattern, lay it on your paper and cut it out. Then you can adhere it to its proper place.

If you have any more questions, please ask! I will be more than happy to explain things in greater detail!

So are you getting ready for Halloween yet?!

Happy Hugs and Halloween!
Juliana

9 comments:

  1. Wow! That is stunning Juliana! Love it!

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  2. My favorite part is the green skin. I'm the lucky hubby that gets to see these projects every day!

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  3. Juliana - this is fabulous! Every single thing you create amazes me more than the last one. You are SO talented!!

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  4. Juliana, I am seriously IN LOVE with this! So, so, so ADORABLE!!!

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  5. Hi my friend!!!! I've been thinking of you so much lately! I so wish we could have a long weekend of scrapping and talking and hangin' out together! It would be so fun to do a photo shoot of you too! I've been going through some of your tutorials .... WOW you inspire me! I posted a picture of your fabric flower over at For the Luv of Art, along with a link back to your blog for the tutorial! :) xoxoxo <3 you!

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HUGS!!!
JULIANA