Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Retro Halloween

It was almost exactly one year ago that I discovered the joy of Retro Cafe Art and their amazing Coffee Break Designs. I had gone to an art retreat in Chicago and they had a booth there.  I went nuts on all their Masonite goodies and developed quite a stash.  Recently when I saw on their Facebook page that they were having a Halloween art contest, I knew I would celebrate by using some of my coveted supplies.

The first entry features two images from RCA's current free collage sheet.  I made the moon peek over the side of the house and I love the altered cabinet card witch.  

I used mica and glitter to line the inside of a smaller cigar box.  The sandy paste I have used in other projects. In fact, this was left over from this post.  You can hop on over there if you would like the details on how to make the paste. 

Other items used on this project from Retro Cafe Art are: picket fence cut outs (these are so handy people), guilders paste and the wonderful star washi tape.  I am a sucker for designer tapes!  The lace was actually cut from a doily and the house base was found at a rummage sale.  A fun project indeed.  

The second little assemblage I put together is also filled with RCA supplies.  I started with a three hole cubby.  This was altered with guilders paste and decorative tape.  You can also see the use of those fences again.  All of the Masonite products accept the guilders paste very well.  

I used their tiny heart shrine, two sizes of red cotton spun mushrooms as well as a Halloween paper cut out.  I was a little surprised at my Retro craft stash!  

I guess this is the official start of the holiday season in my crafty world!  Here we go!




  1. Awesome!! These are such fun. So glad you got your mojo back!

  2. Gorgeous pieces and thank you for the lovely shout out! We were just at Create again this year :). Meeting wonderful artists is the best part! xo

  3. These are fantastic , love the fence inside the box with the roses growing in front of it . very, very creative elements in both of these projects . thanks for sharing.
    Vicky/20 Questions

  4. Love what you have created especially the three hole cubby. The tiny fences work so well with the pieces. Love them!! Such imagination!! I also have been stalking Retro Cafe as they have so many great items on their site.

    Have a great week!

    Take care,

  5. I especially love the moon peeking over the house at the witch. That moon could be devious!


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