Do you all have your homes decked out for Halloween and/or fall yet? I don't do much seasonal home decorating with the exception of Christmas. My Mind's Eye has a super great new Halloween collection this year: Frightful. I never get excited about Halloween collections, but I honestly love this one! I decided to make a display piece with the fun chipboard elements from Frightful.
I might have a craft supply problem—I have accrued quite the assortment of supplies of the years. I'll blame it on my high school art teacher for doing such an amazing job teaching and introducing me to such a wide range of substrates, mediums, and techniques. Now that the days of school deadlines are long gone, I can freely experiment and play. I have a lot of items that get abandoned and set aside to be finished later, or projects that just failed. This project started out as an 8 x 8 inch scrap of plywood. I attempted to gold leaf a design on it and it was a complete fail, so I tossed the scrap aside to be repurposed later. I have a whole of pile of items like this—mostly canvases, but there's some scraps of wood in there too.
Gold leaf doesn't photograph well, but it is on there. I messily painted around the gold leaf with some black acrylic paint. Then I grabbed some of the MME chipboard elements and played around with the grouping until I was happy with it. The elements are self-adhesive, but I used hot glue to adhere them to the rough plywood surface.
And there you have it—super easy Halloween decor! I don't think your significant other will mind if you go raid the garage or basement in search of a really great piece of scrap wood.