Saturday, September 25, 2010

Butterfly decorations for Halloween

Because butterflies are something you think of for Halloween decorations, right? Well, maybe not.

My goal is to make my Halloween decorations a little more elaborate every year. This year I am making butterflies to hang up on my porch or wherever seems interesting. I cut the basic butterfly shapes out of 1/8 inch tempered hardboard (Masonite) using a bandsaw, then coated one side with store-bought acrylic gesso. Now I am painting the butterflies in bright colors. It is a fun project and a great way to reactivate my rusty painting skills.

My goal is to make them pretty, but somewhat creepy. Am I succeeding?

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