Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Witching Hour is Time for Tea

Hello all! Lora Mahaffey here in full Halloween mode. My favorite holiday. I know, I have never said that before.
I'm enjoying playing with all the wonderfully rich fall colors. I am looking forward to rustling leaves, sweater weather and all things pumpkin (pumpkin muffins!). And tea on the porch wrapped up against the early morning chill.
The ladies have been doing late night recon.....flying about, checking on the night birds and woodland creatures, making sure the forest is healthy, celebrating the night, the stars and the beautiful moon. All is well, so they've given their brooms a needed rest and it's time for tea!
I began with the Display Tray Dome (which is coming soon!).
I painted the front frame work black and papered the back with a becoming shade of gray.
Using the front frame work as a template I lightly drew around it, defining the spaces and allowing me to work within them without the frame being in the way. You can kind of see the pencil marks. Sorry for the not very clear picture, I think you can see what I mean.
I then began composing and then gluing the main images into the frames I liked them in. Trying to be mindful of balance and visual weight. You can see the pencil mark a bit better here.
After all the main players were glued down, I glued the face frame in place. It makes a big difference!
Now it's time to play! I didn't have a plan for this. I just played with various things I cut out that caught my eye until they looked right and the ladies started to take on more personality. I also played with my favorite tool of the moment...a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen (I like the acrylic one NOT the oil based one) and added some dots and swirls.
I think this lady really likes her candy corn. And she has pretty fab hair.
And why not a little masked dancing with your favorite bats after tea?
Display Tray Dome (coming soon)

Acrylic Paint (black and white)
Sharpie Fine Poster Paint Marker (white)
Stickles in Lime Green, Black Diamond, Sunflower and Orange Peel
 Various Collage Images from Sandy Gordon's ART TEA LIFE

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. This would be so much fun to display at Halloween!

  2. I love how you make these displays. Great images too.