Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Barn Wood BOO for YOuOOOOOO!!!!

Howdy Sweet Friends.... 

Here's a BIG BOO for YOuOOOOOO!!! 

This sign is 12"x32" and painted on old barn wood.
Up close it looks like an old vintage piece.... 
until you spy the glitz and glimmers!!!
Then you might wonder if it was as old as it looks! 

Dear me... I used to say that about my Mama!!! :)
She and I were just the opposite.
I would be the scarecrow - shy, plain, simple, happy.
  She would be the glamorous head turner and lovin' it!!! 
Ok - I'm reminiscing!!! 

So... when people say in a post.... "this was so easy"... I always think to myself... well maybe to you it was but to me.... ugh. 
But hey - here I go - I'm going to say it... 
this was so easy and so fun!!! 

I printed the letters on my computer - giant size - pieced them together and then traced around the outside of them. 

You can see the tracing in this photo. 

Then came out the DecoArt Media Acrylics - beginning with Titanium White.  I just used my brush and went around the tracing with paint. Above is the start of the web and below is the finish.  Oddly enough - for once it didn't bother me that the lines weren't perfect - after all - it's Halloween!!! 

The letters began with Cadmium Orange Hue - 
ahhhhh - can you say... Joi's eye candy... 
 I so love this color :) ! 

And then I added Diarylide Yellow which is also just yummy! 

The idea was just to make layers - blending but not really all the way....just making it textured paint look. 

Herkimer the Spider was done in Green Gold first followed by Yellow Green Light. Love those layers of paint. 

WHY Herkimer??  When my grandkids were old enough to realize there were spiders at the ranch... we begin naming all the spiders. Fear subsided. One year, Herkimer rode around with us in our buggy for weeks and became our friend.  After that, every summer we have to name at least one spider Herkimer!!!! NOW... Herkimer is forever immortalized - eheheheh!!! 

Herikier, his home and the BOO were accented with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens in various colors. 

Of course, any time it's possible for me to pull out the shimmer - I will, I do.  Herkimer was just begging for a coat of DecoArt Metallic Lustre Elegant Emerald.  

And then, Herkimer jabbered in his sweet little voice... "Joi - would you please decorate my home with some bling"....  
well, hello?... how could I resist???  

Out came the DecoArt Ice Crystal Glamour Dust.  I wish you could see it in person - it is oh so pretty a web to spin!!! 

Not to be out done by the tangly web we weave.... BOO begin to glisten in Tiger Orange (love that name!) Glamour Dust too! 

In the end... I was longing for dimension.  I love the old barn wood but it seemed it needed to be darkened a bit to give greater accent to the BOO so I gave it a wash with DecoArt Media black gesso.  And then added DecoArt Media liquid glass to make things stand out a bit more.  Now it seems that the web and spider are a bit spookier - shimmering in the breeze and Herkimer is ready to climb up soon for a nap in his shimmering home. 

 Products used... (not as many as usual)!

Hoping that you and yours have a BOOdaciously FUN Fall Festival time!!!  The seasonal excitement is in the air!  Xj. 

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Excited to enter Herkimer in the following challenges: 

My piece was meant to look rustic/vintage and is on old barn wood. I painted the BOO in layers so that it would look like the paint was uneven and old.  I admit... I did shimmer it up a bit though!!!!


I used orange, yellow, black - spooky fall colors as well as a spider from the haunted house with the BOO factor!!! 

A Vintage Journey
October Challenge: Make It Spooky

When I showed this to my friend and told her I wasn't sure it was Spooky enough she thought I was crazy.... but then again... she is a princess who cannot stand spiders or webs or anything Halloween like BOO!!!  So.... to her my sign is just HORRIBLY SPOOKY!!!  She talked me into sharing it with you!!! 


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