Thursday, September 24, 2009
Guest Blog: Halloween Folk Art
This month’s guest blogger Tricia-Rennea is an illustrator whose eye for folk art is at the heart of a select series of Halloween paper she has designed.
The paper is perfect for many of the season’s homemade craft projects.
A paper artist, she also includes Origami in her handbag of tricks.
Little squares of elegant origami paper can be the perfect addition to your Halloween Décor!
Small pieces of perfectly practical paper can be used to create little bats or cranes you can hang in your window, from the ceiling or a light fixture. Origami cubes can be placed over white string lights (small whites Christmas lights) to cast a lovely glow in the room.
With the use of contact-paper to laminate, you can make coasters and even “patch-work” them together to created a table runner or place mats. Want to add more creative flair? Here is a template for a whirly-gig, string many together to create a garland, use them as gift bows, or attach them to straws for your party guests!
Of course we will need a coordinating party invite, right? Print them out on cards stock and write the location, date and other important information on the back. Invitations can be hand-delivered with a Halloween themed sugar cookie or small bag of Halloween Candy, you can find a do it yourself matching mini gift bags on my blog.
Be creative and enjoy these little treasures, using them to help set a fun and creative mood at your Halloween soiree!