Halloween isn't gonna catch me unprepared this year. I've got this vintage orange lamp shade to light my way through the haunting spirits. Yup, I just got the little lamp shade from the thrift store and my lamp collection is expanding beyond my current storage capacity. Oh, well, I don't even wanna stop. I am like the Brigitte Bardot of lamps! But let's get back to Halloween: I've got a copper bell to chase away vampires, a little black bunting and an old tobacco box filled with good spells. Oh, now I also have two skull miniatures.
It all started with my BF's brand new headphones. They came with an extra-pair of furry black covers. Of course, a guy could never stand furry stuff on his ears! I was just about to throw them away, when I noticed that their shape was like a thick, fluffy frame. And they were so black... I thought of designing miniature portraits to go with them. And since we are approaching Halloween, I drew skulls (such a no-brainer!)
Given my limited drawing skills and the smallness of the headphone frames, I kept the miniature portraits pretty simple, in black and white. Then I came up with the orange hair, because it's Halloween after all :) I love the little furry medallions, trapped in the spider web! They DO look a little Goth for my taste, but I pride myself in always trying new stuff and incorporating it into my own style.
Halloween miniature tutorial:
1. Cut a little piece of paper (the size that fits inside the headphone covers) and draw your portrait using highcontrast strokes. The furry frame is huge compared to the drawing and it can overwhelm a light design.
2. Cut the backing of the headphone covers. You should be left with a clean furry oval.
3. Pimp-up the frame with some pretty lace, pom poms and feathers in assorted colors.
4. Insert the little portrait inside the frame and hang it on the wall. BOO y'all!
The spooky Halloween miniatures have been featured at Confetti Diaries, A Glimpse Inside and The DIY Dreamer. Thank you so much, Natalie, Allison and Christina, you really made my day!