Lora here again in my third installment as guest designer for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
This time around I chose to mess with the Mobile Birds set but instead of using the pretty birds, I decided to dangle GSLCuts Skeleton Shapes Set on it and put a Halloween twist on the whole thing.
The cute little wings are GSLCuts Bat Wings Miniatures.
I primered the mobile pieces and skeletons first. I find that gesso gives the matte medium and paints something toothy to stick to and I only need to use one coat of paint and a thin layer of matte medium on each piece.
A lick of paint on the skeletons and paper on the Mobile pieces and they're ready to go.
I made holes in the top center of each skeletons forehead, pulled the orange linen twine through the hole and threaded a wooden bead (which I painted black) through the twine making sure the loose end was also inside the bead, and squirted some glue into the bead hole and let it dry.
After they dry you can add beads and doodads like I did to mine to fancy the skellies up.
It makes them happy.
Whilst they were drying, I used a black permanent marker on the bat wings. It's easier to do this before you pop those babies out of the cardboard...saves your finger tips from getting black and having the check out lady at the grocery store ask you if you have zombie rot.
After I popped the wings free I cut little tabs of black paper and glued them on the wings, leaving half of the tab free to glue on the pumpkin.
I then glued the wings on to the pumpkins, let them dry and then painted the pumpkin orange as well as the part of the tab that attaches the wings to the pumpkin, making the tabs 'invisible' and therefore making the wings appear to be growing out of the pumpkins.
This wordiness has happened because in my creative frenzy (hehe) I forgot to take pictures of this part of the process.
After all was safely dry and doodads and such were added to twine and the mobile itself was embellished with bits and bobs, all was put together. The results were pretty fun!
Skeleton Shape Set
Bat Wing Miniatures
8mm Looped Bead Cap
Thin Ornate Filigree
Black Zig Zag Dresden Borders
Orange Linen Twine
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