What's more fun than decorating for Halloween? You can get as spooky or as creative as you like, that's the fun of it!
It lets you indulge in all sorts of unusual treatments that you often don't dare to use in real life! (Well some might!)
Miniaturist Sally Watson of Kent, England, made this spooky scene in response to a challenge in the GSOLFOT Club (Green Sock on Left Foot on Tuesdays Club) to produce a scene based on the traditions of Halloween. You can see more of her work at her webshots page.
"The aim was to be a bit different from the usual pumpkins," she says. "I based mine on Samhain - the pagan equivalent and used the quotation on the ruler: 'It is believed that on this night the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest point, making this an excellent time to communicate with the Other Side.'"
The fireplace was made by printing a photo of her real fireplace on acetate. A wallpaper pattern done the same way gives the room a spooky feel. It features a mysterious landscape and strange plants, "the thinning of the veil. The shoes and bra are open to interpretation!" she says.
Sally also made this wonderfully decorated table filled with all kinds of potions and essentials! She hints that the variety of potions "may or may not work, but the witch has gone off for a snack so you can't ask!" (Whew! Some things are best left to the unknown... :>))
On a more seasonal note, Fay Zerbolio made the perfect fall - Halloween scene that she adapted to fit under a dome.
She made her cute little pumpkin sales scene a few years ago following a how-to pattern by Joanne Swanson. (See front of scene at beginning.)
Scouting around some real-life decorating sites, I found some fun ideas miniaturists might be inspired by:
** I can see this box of ghostly gourds as a unique mini Halloween decoration. Or how about a cabiinet of black crows?
** How about a coffin table?
** Here's a neat idea: silhouette curtains. To do: I'd draw a shape of a figure or a hanging body as shown on vellum paper with pencil. Color in with black paint or marker. When lit it should resemble a silhouette.
Next - Day 10: Kiva Atkinson's Amazing Halloween food!