No room left behind! Yes, that is what I have to say regarding decorating for Halloween! My shower curtain was just so plain it screeeeeeamed to be decorated! I was a bit lost though and when I'm lost I of course go to a book. And what better book to go to when "stuck" creatively than Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio.
This page from Unstuck was all I needed. Number 2 talks about limitations. My latest craft supply that I wanted to design with was Duct Tape. It now comes in in all sorts of colors and prints, which gave me lots of options. The blank shower curtain was my "canvas".
(Click on this page from Unstuck to enlarge and read more about getting creatively unstuck.)
How I made my giant Duct tape skull shower curtain:
I hung up the clear curtain and sketched out the placement and size with a Sharpie.
Laid the curtain down on the floor and simply cut pieces of jet black Scotch Duct tape and worked my way around the parameter. I was going for a real rough down and dirty look in keeping with the spirit of duct tape.
Then a few vertical strips to create teeth.
I decided to go with "X"s for the eyes since the duct tape would make perfect "X"s.
A rough triangle for the nose.
Then just to give it a bit of a cute girly ironic look (as any punk rock girl loves) a bow was in order and the Pucker Up Scotch Duct tape featuring "lipstick kiss graphics" was perfect.
I have to say working with Duct tape is so fun because it is such a large scale material. I bet this project took me less than 30 minutes and I have a huge Halloween decoration that just makes me giggle!
More about this idea packed book:
Can’t get the creative juices flowing? Unstuck features 52 simple, creativity-generating projects that can fit into any lifestyle. Arranged in order of time commitment—from 30 seconds to several hours—the 52 projects can be done randomly or one per week for an entire year of creativity building. Also included are 12 artist profiles that illuminate what other successful creative people do to stay inspired and productive, along with blank journaling pages to sketch, scribble, and jot down your experiences and ideas. Roll the dice (made from the “custom inspiration dice” template in the book) and see where your creative energy takes you!
In 2007, artist Noah Scalin came up with an
ingenious idea: he cut a skull out of orange paper and posted it on
his blog with the note, “I’m making a skull image every day for a
year.” His year-long art project became an award-winning Internet
sensation that resulted in the book Skulls, as well as landing him in the New York Times and on the Martha Stewart Show.