Spooky Halloween Silhouettes

Perhaps you remember the long list of amazing paper tutorials Jeffery Rudell wrote for CraftStylish a few years ago. I featured him here on All Things Paper when this blog was practically brand new, and believe it or not, his name still shows up as a top search term. Yes, Jeff's work is truly that memorable due to his gift of combining impressive, yet doable projects with a talent for storytelling.

spooky Halloween silhouettes book cover

You may have already seen the announcement on Craftzine (now called Make) recently, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Jeff has a newly released book. Out just in time for Halloween decorating, it's called Spooky Halloween Silhouettes: Punch-Out Window Shadows for a Haunted Home. The 28 designs look to be a simple and effective way to ready your house for any tricksters who come a-treating.

house at night with spooky Halloween silhouettes in windows

The impetus for the book was this Victorian home that Jeff decorated for a client by creating huge silhouettes for every window and door. Doesn't it look eerie-fantastic?!

spooky witch, broom, and cauldron halloween silhouettes in window

Be sure to check out Jeff's new Halloween silhouettes tutorial that features three creepy choices to get you started. He also gives instructions for enlarging the images to full window size.

Have you seen the lovely little video titled Whale Fall that's been flying around the internet the past few days? It uses paper cuttings and puppetry to demonstrate the decomposition of a whale carcass after it sinks to the bottom of the sea. Sounds pretty awful, but it isn't... in part due to the wondrous music by Rachel's that accompanies the rustic artwork.

The Paper Mojo Giveaway for two pounds of decorative papers from around the world ends at midnight tonight. Winners will be notified and their names will be posted tomorrow morning. Good luck!

Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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