This post covers projects #6 and #7 (out of nine). I've already posted the general instructions, the mat board cutting instructions, as well as projects #1 - #5 and a bonus project!
First post - Halloween Sampler
Second post - General Instructions and Mat board
Third post - Bonus Project and Project #1
Fourth post - Projects #2 and #3
Fifth post - Projects #4 and #5
And remember, if you want to download all the instructions right now in one go, then head over to Craftsy where I have them posted for $3.99.
- grey, 4 strips at 5” (web top and bottom)
- grey, 1 strip at 3” (web strands)
- grey, 3 strips at ¾” (web)
- grey, 3 strips at 1” (web)
- grey, 1 strip at 2” (strand from spider)
- black, 1 strip at 4” (head)
- black, 1 strip at 7” (body)
- black, 4 strips at 2” (legs)
- bright red, 2 strips at 2.5” (hourglass)
Web: The web is made of grey strips. First, take two 5" strips and make long 'S' shapes. Glue together to form the ‘side’ of the web. Make two more long “S” shapes and glue these together for the ‘top’ of the web. Glue these two sets together where they touch. Take the 3" long strip and fold it into a 'V' shape. Place it inside the long “S” shapes and glue into place. This forms the long, straight structure of the interior of the web.
The cross webs are each a separate bit of paper, slightly curved. Inside are three .75" strips, and outside are three 1" strips. Slide them in-between the “V” and “S” shapes, and carefully glue the ends in place. I found tweezers to be very helpful when doing this.
Then the spider. The head is a 4" strip of black, and the body is a 7" strip of black, both formed into circles. Before gluing them together, take 4, 2" strips of black and glue them flat between the head and body, one at a time. When dry, curve these to form legs, and trim the length as necessary to fit your project. (I wanted my spider legs to be really long, but I had to trim them up to get the spider to fit in the box.)
Take 2, 1.5 inch strips of bright red and form them into triangles. Glue together at the tip to form an hourglass shape. When dry, glue this onto the body of the spider.
Last, take a strip about 2" long of the grey, and attach it to the spider's body. Attach the other end to the top of the web, trimming as necessary to fit your project.
The black widow can be found in the first box of the project. Glue the pieces together in the first column, left, top box.
Project #7: Skeleton Keys
Silver Skeleton Key
- silver metallic, 1 strip 20” (skull)
- silver metallic, 10 strips at 1.5” (barrel)
- silver metallic, 2 strips at 2” (long tines)
- silver metallic, 1 strip 1.5” (short tine)
- black, 2 strips at 2” (eyes) 1/16” narrow width
- black, 1 strip at 2.5” (nose) 1/16” narrow width
- black 1 strip at 3” (mouth) 1/16” narrow width
Bronze Skeleton Key
Same as above, except using bronze metallic paper.
- black, 2 strips 4” long
- black, 2 strips 6” long
Start with a 20" strip of metallic silver. Shape it into a 'pear'. This is the skull of the skeleton (the top of the key). The barrel of the key is made with 10, 1.5" strips of silver metallic paper. Form each strip into a tight circle. (You might need 2" pieces of you don't wind around a needle tool like I do.) Stack the tight circles and glue them in place in a long line, with all the ends of the strips lining up together (that way you can hide them under the key). The final three pieces making up the tines of the key are 2 rectangles of 2" paper and one circle of 1.5" paper. Glue pieces together as shown.
The picture shows the backs of the keys, where I tried to show how the paper ends of all the tight circles all line up along the back of the barrel (but I could have done a better job with my own keys :). Repeat the whole process with bronze metallic paper for a second key.
The face is made from 2, 2" strips of black in closed circles for eyes, a 2.5" strip in black in a triangle for a nose, and a 3" strip in a long oval or rectangle for a mouth. These were 1/16" narrow width paper, but you can use 1/8" for the face and it will work fine. Make two sets of these. Make sure you are now working with the TOP of your key (lines on the barrel are now down against the work surface) and glue your faces in place. This picture is a bit over-exposed, but it shows the faces well.
To finish the project, make two keyholes. Use the black 4” strips to make circles, and the black 6” strips to make long triangles. Flatten the tops of the triangles slightly. Glue the circles on the tops of the triangles.
Display your keys and the keyholes together in the sampler. Glue them into the square in the middle of the left (first) column.
Image Credits: All my own pix of my own qulling, my original designs