Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mixed Media: 31 Wall Art Halloween Decor

Welcome all!  Barbara here today with a hauntingly spooky canvas wall hanging for Halloween.  I love mixed media and I seem to always be learning new ways to combine it.  When I saw this 31 Wall Art chipboard piece from Gina's Designs Lasercuts, I knew it would make a fabulous home decor item for Halloween.  

Paint the 31 Wall Art piece with black acrylic paint.  

Add a layer of coarse texture gel to the numbers only.  Add a few details to the cat.

Add a wash of Interference Gold fluid acrylic over the numbers.  Glue a piece of shiny gold card stock behind the cat's eye's and nose openings for a spooky effect.

Use your finger to add a Patina Green antiquing cream,  then hit the high spots with a black antiquing cream. 

And here is a close-up picture of that ghoulish texture.

Now to prepare the canvas background.  Paint an 8x10 canvas with black chalk paint.

Tear a piece of spiderweb scrapbook paper slightly smaller than the canvas and adhere with white glue.

Paint randomly, as shown, with black acrylic paint.  

Combine 80% Crackle Paste with 20% Cadmium Red Hue acrylic paint and spread over painted areas with spatula, let air dry so cracks will form properly.  

Brush a light coat of the Cadmium Red Hue over the cracked areas.

Still not quite orange enough, so I sponged over with Primary Yellow.

Sponge over the cracks with Quinachridone Violet, than apply a light coat of  Acrylic Burnt Umber for depth and dimension.  I also added it to the paper.

Cut the hanging spider and witch's hat from the Border: Halloween set and paint black.  Also paint the largest spider web from the Spiderweb Shape Set.

I used my finger to dab a mix of Phthalo Green-Yellow with Primary Yellow, then applied Stickles Lime Green glitter glue, as shown.  I also added a red dot to the body of the hanging spider and adhered each to the canvas, as shown.

I painted a hat band with a mix of Burnt Umber and Titanium White.  Details were added to the hat with a dry brushing of Interference Gold.

Black Gesso

Carbon Chalky Finish

Coarse Texture Gel

Authentique Spellbound Spiderweb 12x12 paper

Acrylic paints

Crackle Paste

White glue

Stickles Lime Green glitter glue

Check out Gina's Designs newest chipboard shapes, not only for Halloween, but for just about all of your creative needs!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and as always, I hope you have a wonderful, creative weekend.



  1. Very cool Barbara! Love that texture!

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