The Tuesday Display Chain!
The lovely and talented Misi from 1890 Gable House Musings is once again graciously hostessing the weekly chain....But with a few twists this time around....
This time its a continuous chain lasting 4 weeks....We'll see how long I last!
Anywho...this week's theme is "Framed In" - Project Style....Misi left this one wide open....and left us to free to interpret it as we wish.
Hmmmm....You know mine would be a bit on the twisted side....
So, without further adieu, I'd like to introduce you to:
The Girl In The Mirror:
Take the image of one spooky little girl, and add to a purchased mirror, and you have some very fun and unusual Halloween decor. (Love the empty eyes and the fingers on the side like she's trying to climb out....)
It's harder than I thought to take a picture of a mirror, but I think you get the idea....If you're interested in doing one of your own, it's really quite simple....Just follow these steps:
1. Find a photo online that you would like to see staring back at you when you look in the mirror. Cut it down to the size you like, leaving a bit of a border. (For a spookier effect, the photo I used was also copied onto a piece of transparency paper (remember that stuff?) and then the transparency copy and the paper copy were placed on top of each other, with just a slight, slight, offset to give it a more ghost-like image, and taped together.)
2. Take a Dremel or razor blade (razor blade actually works better) and gently scrape off the backing of the mirror (If the mirror has a cardboard or paper backing, you'll need to remove that first, or cut out a section large enough to accommodate the photo you are using). Steel wool also works well in taking the backing off - but you need to use a GENTLE touch so you do not scrape the glass any more than you have to. (Note - you may want to wear a mask while doing this....) Scrape the area to the size and shape of your photo. (For the one above, I used an irregular oval shape.) Occasionally, hold the photo up to the scraped part on the back to check your progress so you can gauge the correct size and shape. You don't want to scrape too much, or you will have blank paper or blank space showing through.
3. Tape the photo to the back of the mirror and, ta da! You have a person "framed in" your mirror!
How's that for project style?
Not your style??? Well, how about this project:
Make your own Halloween cards! Just scan a photo of a suitable candidate, and print out (or photocopy). Layer with specialty paper, etc. on card stock and embellish with stamps, witch's hat, or whatever! Too cool!
Ok....so something tells me this isn't, exactly, what Misi had in mind, but it's my interpretation - and I'm sticking to it!!
Go visit Misi for links to other members of the chain gang and see what they came up with! (Maybe I should have done that first, huh??)