I’m getting a jump on my Halloween decor this year by making this cool Halloween Cat wall decor piece. This is actually my first DT post for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts so that’s exciting! This is a quick and relatively easy to make Halloween decor item that would look great hanging on your wall and is much better quality than what you will find in the shops! I love Halloween, so of course my idea would have to be this great cat Halloween project! Here’s how it’s done:
You will need the following items from GSL:
31 Wall Art – Model D42A
Title – Wicked – Model BB5
Spiderweb Shape Set – Model C156B
First of all, cover your chipboard items in black gesso and leave them to dry (it dries very quickly).
Then using your favourite embossing ink, sponge it on to the front of each piece and while it is still wet, dust them all with embossing powder. It takes very little powder to cover all the pieces.
This particular powder has black and gold but you can use whatever colour you want your finished piece to be. Heat with a heat gun until it has melted and it will start to look like this:
Wait a few minutes for the embossing powder to cool before touching the pieces!
Use something pointy like an awl or a craft tool to poke two holes in the bottom of the “31”. This is where we will attach the “wicked” title so position them so that the holes will line up with loops in the letters where you will be able to tie the thread that links them together. Repeat the process with the medium sized web from the Spiderweb shapes set, making a hole above and below where the web will hang. I used silver metallic thread but you could use any kind of thread, invisible thread etc. When you have everything positioned, tie the threads and secure the thread ends with a spot of glue. Below I am using something heavy to hold them in place while they dry but it will only take a few minutes if you want to hold it in place instead. Once the glue is dry and holding the thread in place, snip off the surplus.
All that remains is to add some kind of hook to enable your lovely new Halloween wall art to be hung on the wall. You could use anything for this, a loop of thread, a paperclip, or something recycled like this plastic piece from a paper pad. This plastic “hook” is attached to the paper pad for shop display, so why not reuse it as the hook for this display piece! These “hooks” are quite commonly used in papercrafts so you are likely to have at least one lying around somewhere.
Peel it carefully off the pad and then glue it on to your piece where it will not be seen when it’s on the wall and once the glue is dry – it’s ready to go!
The Finished Project and close ups:
You can visit the GSL Cuts blog post here and links to the UK shop are in the Project Recipe below.
GSL Cuts 31 Wall Art – Model D42A
GSL Cuts Title – Wicked – Model BB5
GSL Cuts Spiderweb Shape Set – Model C156B
Wow – Black Magic embossing powder
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive