Hand print Halloween cards

21 Oct

I hope you all are enjoying your Saturday. As I was making my coffee this morning, I glanced out the kitchen window and was treated to the site of 3 deer walking through our yard. I love when that’s one of the first things I see in my day! After that, I got to spend time with a dear friend who brought tasty food from Whole Foods (YUM!) We dug into art supplies and she started her very own art journal.  An afternoon of paint, journals, laughter and good conversation. And I’m just finishing up my Halloween cards. What a perfect day!

What Halloween cards you ask? I will be happy to tell you. About a month before each holiday, I start planning a small gift and card for the kids in our families. For example, they all got hand dipped chocolate covered pretzels and handmade cards for Valentines this year:

So, last month, I started looking for inspiration on pinterest and I found this cute card  (I tried to post the photo but was unsuccessful). It was posted on the blog Meet the Dubiens so go check them out if you’re looking for fun crafts to do with the kids.

I have to tell you, I had a blast making them. I began by mixing my paint on wax paper. Once I found the right mix, I painted my hand.

Next, I pressed my hand onto some card stock. I probably made twice the amount of “monster bodies” than I used (did I mention I was having fun?!)

Once I picked out the hand prints I felt would make the best bodies, I cut them out and adhered them to the card. I used Golden Soft Gel Medium (it’s like Mod Podge, but so much better!) I then moved onto the face using paint chip samples for the eyeballs, and mouths cut out of models in magazine ads.

Finally, I added arms and legs and painted the back ground. They’re kinda silly, but they’re monsters so it’s alright. And they make me smile so I figure they’ll make the kids smile.

The cards will be sent along with candy corn covered popcorn (yep, I said candy corn covered popcorn. A good friend found a recipe for red-hot covered popcorn and we modified it a bit for Halloween).  What can I say, I love those kiddos!

I’d love to hear what you think of my monsters!


4 Responses to “Hand print Halloween cards”

  1. jimmiesworld October 21, 2012 at 4:28 am #

    I heart them.

  2. studiobukowski October 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Thanks Jimmie! I heart YOU!

  3. Chandra October 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    These cards are so cute! Fantastic blog by the way.

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