Showing posts with label black cat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label black cat. Show all posts

Monday, October 17, 2011

Black Cats Halloween Craft

You never know what you're going to find at a Rummage sale. It's so fun to paw through all the random pieces of someone else junk to find some crafty inspiration. Well, a recent rummage sale gave me the perfect spooky inspiration for my Halloween mantle: Cats. This rummage sale was *filled* with cat memorabilia. You couldn't escape it. 

Seeing as I'm not incredible fond of these untrainable, self-absorbed, toxic pooping, vomitous scags  sweet creatures, I found the rummage sale to be slightly unsettling. Then my mind turned to Halloween....and I came up with an idea. I collected up a selection of random porcelain cats.

And, spray painted them black. 

Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds. ~Jean Burden

A black cat dropped soundlessly from a high wall, like a spoonful of dark treacle, and melted under a gate.
~Elizabeth Lemarchand

I'm really excited to show you the rest of my mantle!!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Black Halloween Cat Craft: Mean Kitteh.

Oh NOES!! Mean Kitteh!!
I have to admit, I find a certain hilarity in Lolcats. :-) Don't tell me you don' know you do (even just a bit). So, I named this cat the Mean Kitteh in honor of all those misunderstood kitteh's on teh interwebs. Wanna make him??
  • Feather Mask
  • Thin Styrofoam
  • Black Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Fine Silver Glitter
  • Coffee Filter
  • Hot Glue
  • Flower foam insert
  • My mothers earrings ('re on your own on this one. Maybe your mothers earrings?)
  • Floral Wire
  • Gold Wire
  • White Paper
  • Duco cement
~ Hollow out floral foam (I used a knife and spoon):
~Trim mask like this. Also, cut of the small feathered side pieces (those will go on the tail).
~Using an exacto knife, trim a piece of this foam into the shape of a cat hissing, minus the head. I cut some jagged edges around all the edges.
~Hot glue the larger feathered piece on the back, the smaller pieces on the tail and the floral foam onto the head. Paint them black.
 ~Give them a coat of mod podge and while it's still wet, dust the silver glitter onto every part of it. 
~For the eyes I used some oval shaped metal earrings and some yellow metal for the iris. For the nose, I used another earring piece. I hot glue them onto the face.
~Paint 6 pieces of green floral wire black (with some glitter mixed in). 
~Take a piece if gold wire and make it into a mouth shape. Cut two tiny slivers of white paper to be the sharp teeth. Use some duco cement or something similar to attach them to the face.
~Shape the black floral wires into whiskers and stick them through the floral foam on the head. Hot glue them into place from the inside of the head shape. 
~For the tag, I taped some coffee filter onto some 8x11" printer paper. I found a font I liked and printed out some different versions. Then I trimmed out the one I like with some zig zag scissors. 
~Add a piece of gold wire and hot glue it to the paper. Then stick that wire into the back of the kitteh (sorry kitteh). 
You're Done!!

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