Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Aged Anatomy Chart


This is a very inexpensive Halloween craft project.
I took some anatomy images and created a large 18 x22 image which I took to my local print shop to have printed. Since this is a black and white image the cost is minimal, I paid under 3.50 for this size.
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If needed trim the paper first, then  wad the paper into a ball to crinkle it, then unroll and flatten  slightly.
To age it, brush on leftover coffee or tea,  the creases will soak up more color providing an aged textured look. I suggest building up layers of color until you are happy with the effect. While the paper is wet it is easy to tear, so just wait for it to dry of use a hair dryer to speed up drying time.
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For the top and bottom piece use leftover trim  or even dowel rods, paint or stain them to the desired color. Attaching the bottom trim will add weight to the paper  helping it hang better.
Just glue the trim to the paper and add twine or leather cord to hang, it’s that easy.


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8 comments:

  1. This is a great idea, it turned out so good and it looks way more expensive that what you had to spend.

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  2. Love this look! Pottery Barn had them last year for like a gazillon dollars. I like yours much better!

    Jeanine

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  3. Trixie-That is a really cute idea! What fun! xo Diana

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  4. That is so stinkin' fun! Thanks for sharing the great idea.

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  5. Fantastic idea! Looks very authentic.

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  6. Oh I just love that idea...I've never heard of chalkboard paper...did you buy it or make it...this is one idea I'd like to copy...brilliant

    Blessings...Karena A Loblolly Life

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