Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bat Crazy!

Hello Everybody Again!

OK, First up this afternoon is a little bat action for the walls.....

Here's what I did:

Using a bat .svg file for my digital cutter, I cut a ton of bats from black card stock.  If you have a digital cutter, Google bat .svg files and you will find some.  If you don't, Google bat and print out a silhouette of a bat and use it as a template to cut your own.   Sadly, Bloogger does not allow me to upload files, so I cannot attach them to this post.  The bats should be around 10-inches from wing to wing....



Next, I used a little Graphite, Inka Gold and brushed on the wings very quickly.  Don't think about it just do it....:)





Next I punched out 2-inch ovals from cardstock (I used Graphic 45's Happy Haunting Collection) and distressed the edges with the distress tool.  Next, I hot glued the distressed ovals to the center of the bat.



Last, I folded the ears inward and then folded the wings up.  I placed blue painters tape to the back and "batified" my walls!



Here's are the bats...a good start I think!





OK...Next Up ...Killing two birds with one stone...A challange and a new decoration for Halloween....

Be back soon....

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

13 comments:

  1. I like these...they didn't give me the creepies like your gross, enormous, huge spider on the ceiling and the sqwished scorpion.

    PammyB
    P.S. Did you know that Duck tape makes an aluminum (spelling??) tape that works wonderful on the steampunk punkins? Got a roll of it at the local hardwqare store and it's alot cheaper than the TH sheets....just sayin'.

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  2. Hey Bat-man...looking cool. Now that gives a new meaning to "bats in the belfry"...LOL!!!

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  3. Great bats.....looks like the congress st bridge let loose on your wall!!!!! Looks so good

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  4. Love them!! They are spook-ta-cular!

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  5. I think it is a great start, they will be details that make all the difference.

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  6. "Don't think about it. Just do it." mmm??? Where have I heard that before? Oh yes, many times today, as I am spending my weekend with Dyan Reaveley in Kansas City! Jim, your house is absolutely beautiful, but you need to get a net for all those gorgeous bats flying around! Seriously, very creative decorating idea!

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  7. "Don't think about it. Just do it." mmm??? Where have I heard that before? Oh yes, many times today, as I am spending my weekend with Dyan Reaveley in Kansas City! Jim, your house is absolutely beautiful, but you need to get a net for all those gorgeous bats flying around! Seriously, very creative decorating idea!

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  8. fab Jim i made 2000 like this for a window display once i never wanted to see a bat or ultraviolet paint again lol well not till the next fun time came around you done a wonderful job big love marc

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  9. I love your bats! My husband says I must be a bat as I am nocturnal and do most of my crafting at night! Your home looks lovely - thanks for showing us.

    Lynn

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  10. I love your bats! My husband says I must be a bat as I am nocturnal and do most of my crafting at night! Your home looks lovely - thanks for showing us.

    Lynn

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