Halloween Canvas Art, Do-It-Yourself

Halloween Canvas Art

Autumn always spotlights my crafty side in so many different ways. For starters, the cool air is an ultimate refresher after a long, hot summer. It’s like having a cold shower after a workout, you feel renewed. Then, you get the daylight. The daylight ends at around 6:00 or 7:00pm and subconsciously you stay inside for the remainder of the day because, pretty much, it is over. This is the perfect time to pour yourself a cup of tea, hot cocoa or be the stereotypical chica to go get a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’ve never understood why it is such a “girly” drink or why drinks are gendered based though. Poor boys that would much happier with a Peppermint Mocha or even at a bar, a Peach Bellini. While we are seriously impressed with your will power, we pity you for not flaunting what you truly want.

But that’s besides the point. As I was saying, I want you to heat up your favourite Fall themed drink and get inspired. The scents of the spices, the view of the leaves, the upcoming holidays filled with turkey, costumes, and for myself many friends birthdays. These moments make my whole being enthusiastic. To the point where I just want to create copious amounts of designs. From decor, to costumes, to simple works of art; the range is infinite.
I skipped Thanksgiving crafts as a whole, (besides helping cook the turkey which some could consider a work of art on it’s own), and went straight to Halloween. I bought a couple of blank canvases at the dollar store and had most of the other materials at home leftover from previous projects. I made some spooky pieces of art so I could decorate my room with some holiday spirit. Instead of writing an essay explaining my ideas for you to read, you can watch the magical process here on the interwebs:

It is my favourite thing to have an image in my head of what I want to create and then trying to replicate that image. I think I did a fairly good job this time around. I tried to find items laying around my house that could fit into a Halloween theme and find a way to bring them all together. Who else would think to put together some fishnet stalkings, glow-in-the-dark stars, and googly eyes? I am happy with the outcome and would love to see the creepy, haunting styles you can come up with. It’s fun to throw in layers of textures and patterns. Those are what make these pieces stand out to me.
Imagine being a child and waking up in the middle of the night, in a pitch black room, to those stars gleaming with a cycloptic eyeball on top of them. Sigh, I can’t wait to be old and scare my children.
I hope I have inspired you to create some interesting canvases for the upcoming holidays. I themed it Halloween but could have just as easily made it for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving to all and I wish you an even better Halloween!


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