For Halloween, I enjoy creating sophisticated decor with creepy elements. With a variety of ClearSnap inks, I added stripes and eyeballs to a second hand wood bowl. At 1st glance the eyeballs look like polka dots, creating a subtle eerie element. This spooky bowl can hold candy, faux flowers, decorations, and party treats. For wetter items, add glass vases or bowls inside the decorative wood bowl. Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Surfacez Inks dry quickly on the wood. ColorBox® Full Size Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins and ColorBox® Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks need to be set with a heat gun. This takes a few minutes, but it’s worth the time for perfect eyeballs. The ColorBox® Art Daubers are the perfect size for making white eyeballs and stamping ink to fill in taped stripes. Layering the ColorBox® Full Size Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins in Posh White, ColorBox® Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks, and Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Surfacez Ink in Beyond Black from large to small circles, created a uniform style motif. To make the inks more durable, seal the bowl with a clear spray or dishwasher safe finish. I used bright colors, which are unexpected for Halloween decor. You can certainly go more traditional and use black, orange, green, and purple. If eyeballs aren’t your thing, you can stamp flowers, leaves, or other motifs. Head to my blog, Crafty Lady Abby to make your own Halloween Wood Bowl of Eyeballs with ClearSnap Inks.
- Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Surfacez Ink in Paradise PInk
- Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Surfacez Ink in Gecko Green
- Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Surfacez Ink in Bahama Blue
- Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Surfacez Ink in Beyond Black
- ColorBox® Full Size Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins in Posh White
- ColorBox® Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Dusk
- ColorBox® Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Coastal
- ColorBox® Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Juniper
- ColorBox® Art Daubers
- Light colored wood bowl
- Fine sand paper
- Blue painter’s tape
- Cotton swab
About Abby Davis:
Abby has been an artist and crafter since she was a young child. She has been sewing and creating for 30 years. She has a degree in Fashion Design. She started her blog, Crafty Lady Abby in 2009, as a way of documenting her creations and motivating herself. She creates tutorials to share her creative knowledge and empower others to be creative.