Monday, September 5, 2011

Spooktacular Project!

I've been seeing so many cool subway art projects on Pinterest, and I thought, "How hard can this be?"  So I pulled out Cricut Design Studio and Happy Hauntings and came up with this spooktacular project!

I used a 12X12 canvas and painted it a pumpkiny orange color.  At first I wanted it to look very brush strokey (is that a word?) on the edges but then the paint started going on too heavy on one side so I decided to cover to the edges and just let some white shine through in the middle to give a little more depth.

Then I used Design Studio to place the predesigned phrases in place.  It's kind of like putting a puzzle together when you try to figure out what fits where.  Filled in some blank spots with the spider and raven.

I used black indoor vinyl from Expressions Vinyl for the cut.  Weeding (getting all the unwanted pieces off the mat) takes quite a while so be sure to allow time (and patience!) to get it done.  I also used transfer tape since I designed it in Design Studio exactly how I wanted it to lay out on the page.  (Yes, I may have wasted some vinyl by not smooshing it all together but I have a hard time keeping things in a straight line so it was worth it...) 

Wouldn't it be cool to do a canvas like this painted black with a silver spider web?  Hmmm....

Have a great week!