Glitter makes everything better don’t you think? Just ask any dancer….
For Halloween this year, I wanted to tie everything in color wise. Not really sure why, I guess maybe I am seeking a little bit of, um, unity? Heck, I don’t know. I just decided that I wanted everything (well almost everything) to be black and white. Hence my ‘Boo‘ Pumpkins, and the ‘Ghost Blocks‘, and all my printables are black and white (with just a dash of orange)… it’s kind of a theme. So, when I thought that maybe we needed something a bit more, well, Halloween-esque, I figured a skull would do the trick. But when I went looking, they were all very ordinary and a bit blah. No oomph. And then I saw these great glitter pumpkins at Michaels. But there was no way I was spending $15 on something that I knew I could do myself. I had glitter at home and Mod Podge, so it was just a matter of finding a skull. And wouldn’t you know it, Michaels had a bunch of them on sale (woo hoo!). And with my 20% off everything including sale items coupon, I was out the door with a $2.50 skull. Yes Ma’am, I am nothing if not a bargain hunter.
And some black paint, some super fine black glitter (thank you Martha Stewart) and the every versatile Mod Podge I set to work.
First, a healthy coat of black paint (I would have spray painted it, but if you remember my experience with spray paint and Styrofoam on the Boo Pumpkins you know why I used acrylic instead).
|(Ah, poor Yorick, I knew him…. well?)|
Looking better already.
And now the fun part. If you have ever used glitter (and who hasn’t?) you know that this stuff gets everywhere. So to prepare for that, I put newspaper down pretty liberally in the vain hopes that I wouldn’t have much to clean up afterwards. Talk about an act in futility (I’m still finding glitter everywhere – it’s kind of like tinsel…you can still find that stuff in your house in August!).
So, apply a little Mod Podge, and sprinkle on some glitter. And repeat. And repeat. And repeat. Till it’s fully coated.
Master Yorick has a couple of bald patches, but that’s okay – it gives him character.
So, my wonderful readers, what do you think? Did I ‘nail it’?