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« on: September 15, 2013 02:20:52 PM »

More little trick or treaters! I had Mr. 'Coo cut some 2" by 4" pieces of wood for me, and I painted and collaged these "Batty Boo Blocks". This is my favorite Halloween craft I've done so far this year, but I'm certain there will be more to come.  Smiley

Here's Franklin, the wizard, and Marta, the little witch:


I used some gorgeous orange paper by BoBunny, plus some chipboard bat wings and some images of kids from Alpha Stamps collage sheets. Because the bat wings are thick, the kids are raised up a bit from the background block. Here are some others I made.

Michael, the masked:


And Reagan, the poisoner (I'm a little afraid of her!)


All together now: trick or treat!
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013 02:40:37 PM »

these are wonderful!  i knew it was your work as soon as i spotted them! Cheesy 
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013 02:57:25 PM »

Fabulous! They look great all lined up together. Do you do anything to age the papers or did it come with that semi-distressed look?

I'm a little afraid of Reagan too. She's spooky!

I'm going to ask our contractor to save the little scraps of wood from our current home project Smiley.
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013 03:25:53 PM »

The papers are pretty well aged, but I did ink around the edges to have them blend in with the black a little.

And do save your scraps! I'm always digging around in the scrap pile for the perfect sized chunk. It's good to live with a woodworker, though, when I have a specific size in mind.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013 04:05:07 PM »

Amazing, as always!

Do you use any type of sealant on the item once you're totally done with them? Are your kids printed on anything special, or just regular paper/cardstock? (apologies if that's been asked before...I can't keep up these days...lol!)
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013 04:15:06 PM »

These are great - and yes, Reagan is creepy.  I think that must have been a creepy picture even before you "Halloweenified" it!
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013 05:12:22 PM »

Amazing, as always!

Do you use any type of sealant on the item once you're totally done with them? Are your kids printed on anything special, or just regular paper/cardstock? (apologies if that's been asked before...I can't keep up these days...lol!)

I used matte Mod Podge on the blocks, but the kids aren't sealed. I got them from a collage sheet from Alpha Stamps. They have a few collage sheets with vintage images of children.

These are great - and yes, Reagan is creepy.  I think that must have been a creepy picture even before you "Halloweenified" it!

Yes. Yes, it was.

I can only hope that sometime in the very distant future, someone finds a childhood picture of mine and dresses me up for Halloween or uses my image in some other bizarro art piece.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013 05:28:31 PM »

These are fantastic racky!  They totally made me smile when I saw the thumbnail on the main page and I just had to click over to see what new wonders you had wrought.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013 06:06:07 PM »

These are all fantastic! Reagan is my favorite!  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013 06:40:53 PM »

Great ideas for using up odd wood blocks! How do you raise them off the block though? And I don't hink I would be eating anything Reagan, the poisoner is making. Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2013 06:53:27 PM »

I usually use dimensional glue dots, but in this case, they were too thick to work. I had to cut apart the background of the chipboard wings and glue those odd pieces onto the back of the image to make thing even.
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2013 08:52:15 PM »

I love the interesting mix of things you used!  Wood, paper, ink, images...put together nicely to make a creepy grouping of Halloween kids!  Nice job...and thanks for sharing some of your techniques as well.
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013 01:42:08 AM »

I love them! Just the perfect amount of spooky! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013 04:32:08 AM »

I just love these! 
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013 11:14:05 AM »

Luv 'em all! (Yes, Reagan, too! Smiley )
I think the idea of using your own childhood photos is awesome Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2013 12:49:41 PM »

Perhaps a perfect balance between sweet and sinister!
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These are wonderful, racky! Reagan is my favorite of the bunch. Cheesy
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love the vintage look - very cool
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Ahhhh, spooktacular.
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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2013 03:22:47 PM »

Those are so great!! perfect for Halloween!!
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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2013 02:46:44 PM »

How did I miss these? So stinking cute!
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