It’s finally October and that means: Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday. The eeriness, the fall colors, that chill in the wind, the suspenseful feeling of something about to happen, the candy… I love it!
One of my favorite things to do to celebrate Halloween is make a bookmark with a spooky theme. Reading scary stories in the fall evenings, all wrapped up in a cozy blanket, is one of the best things! And matching a bookmark to the mood is fiendishly fun!
One year I made one with bats!
You can purchase a download of it here: Halloween Bat Bookmark on etsy by Familiar Oddlings
I made the artwork by using paper collage and acrylic paints. I really enjoyed getting the moon to glow behind the swarm of bats.
This year I wanted to do something with spiders and autumn leaves, and this is what came out:
Purchase a download of this one here: Halloween Spider in the Leaves bookmark on etsy by Familiar Oddlings
Crayola crayons again. They are wonderful! The brightness of the colors are fantastic! I get a thrill from the challenge of getting these to blend and fade as smoothly as I can. I wanted the vibrant fall leaves to pop forward from a subtle gray leaves/cobwebby background, all within which the glorious spider suspends on her thread!
I hope you all enjoy these and have a spooky Halloween!