Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Halloween Glitter Eye Frame

Hey!

Thursday is Tutorial Day!
When Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff  showed off her A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. Googly Eye Halloween Frame 
I knew I  wanted NEEDED one too!
Have you checked out her blog?  Well if not you need to!
(Then you can all thank me later..ahem...)



Yes, I did!
I so copied her brilliant idea!

This is what I used for mine:
-Dollar Store Frame
-Lime green glitter (also from the dollar store, came in a pack of 3)
-Mod podge/ Brush
-Glue Gun
-Googly Eyes (dollar store)
-leftover piece of scrapbook paper
-Happy Halloween printed out on white paper


Now, this is how I did it!
I mod podged the entire frame. While it was still wet, I went to town sprinkling that glitter everywhere. After I glittered it, I waited about a 1/2 hour, Then turned the frame upside down to dump off the excess glitter, and that is when I realized it didn't stick in some places. But it's ok with me. (I think....for now)  Next, I modpodged over the glitter so it wouldn't come off.
I did a pretty heavy coat. This took about a hour to dry. 
(in the meantime I was checking it every 5 minutes 'cause I'm impatient!)
I wanted to start gluing on those eyes! All right, now that is was finally dry, I started laying the eyes out on it to kinda get the idea where I wanted them, Then I decided just to glue those babies on because they were't staying where I put them anyway so I randomly glued, starting with the big ones first. After they were all glued on, I smiled....
yep, a big one cause I already loved how it looked!
  Then I went through my scrapbook paper stash and found some paper that I liked, and cut it out stuck it in the frame and then realized I needed to have it say something...hmmm..
that is when it has sat for a few days....then it came to me! 
I was trying to decide what I could do to not take away from the cute paper. If I printed on it, the words probably wouldn't show up, if I used too white then it would stand out too much. I decided to use the white paper I chose the font ELISE and then printed it out, ripped about the wording, and here's my brilliant addition, I did a couple of shakes of the lime green glitter onto the glass, layed the Happy Halloween words in,then the paper..no glue or anything, put the back of the frame on and did a little happy dance because I LOVE how it turned out!
Now...the question is what do you guys think?
Do you all think I should re-glitter the bare spots or leave it?

UPDATE:  I re-glittered after I posted!  
 
MUCH BETTER!  All full of glitter! 



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11 comments:

  1. "Eye" like it. hehehe If it's not too much hassle, I think I would reglitter it. Otherwise, since you mentioned it, I think you'll fixate on it every time you look at the frame. (Sorry.)

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  2. I love that green glitter. So perfect for Halloween. And the scratch of scrap paper you used goes so perfectly.

    As to the little bare spots, as Grammy said, I think I'd reglitter them, too.

    Have a great week, Kirsten!

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  4. That turned out really great! I'd love for you to link it here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-craft-challenge-5-kids-craft-or.html

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  5. Spooky Frame!! My daughter would go nuts with excitement if I made one.. so I may just do that :)

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