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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Freaky Black Cat Halloween Hanging Plaque

It's still creeping up on all of us... Halloween! Here's a crazy-looking black cat plaque I made for a Halloween swap on Craftster. My partner got it, so now I can share without spoiling any surprises.
The theme for the swap was "Vintage/Retro Halloween." I'm not sure how vintage-looking this turned out, but it was vintage inspired.
 Here's a pic of the cat before painting. I used polyclay and modeled it after an old 1930s (I think?) embossed die-cut Halloween decoration. The proportions aren't exact, so it looks a little different, but I was happy with how it turned out.
Here's the cat after baking and painting, before distressing. I just used acrylics.
 I roughed it up after painting with some sandpaper and brownish-gray pigment ink.
 Hiiiiisssss! Happy Halloween! :)

1 comment:

Cissy Prestage said...

Spooky adorable! Love the scary cat! This is a wall hanging great for a gift or to use year after year! Love it!