The inspiration for this project was a bat garland I saw online that was made by cutting out bats from folded paper where the ends of the wings remained connected. You know, you probably made a paper doll garland that way as a child. Well, I had an idea that maybe the new Tim Holtz Witchcraft die might work in this way.
Here is my first attempt at cutting out the witch paper dolls.
I call them the “Butt Sisters”. The two witches make a good solid connection, but stylistically it doesn’t work.
After that I decided they would have to be connected face to face which looks like they are talking intensely to each other.
I cut out 4 sets of witches with the intention of making a garland with each one on a separate background piece. And then in my mind, things began to escalate into a big complicated project that would have taken until Halloween – multi-layered backgrounds with intricate decor elements. These are not my forte.
Finally, my more rational mind took over and decided to just make one panel that I could enter in some of my favorite online challenges – Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and the Paper Artsy Challenge both of which involve metals. Also I could add another project to #holtzforhalloween.
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