I told myself last year that I needed to use up the Halloween paper I had before I could buy more. I thought that would be a great incentive to use my supplies and it worked. Sort of. The problem was that I had SO MUCH Halloween paper I was running out of ways to use it. I think I could cover the continent with whimsical, glittery Halloween paper.
The real problem was that I am no longer into that style. I like cutesy, whimsical things at Halloween but my great passion at Halloween is strictly Victorian, classic and basic black. Candy corn colors no longer get me quite as excited as a moldy old skull pattern or a classic woodcut Jack O'Lantern.
That said, I still have tons of that paper. So I decided to make myself slightly happier with using it. I'll tear it up! Nothing makes me happier about throwing out paper scraps than scraps that are torn anyway.
I had this long canvas that I wasn't quite sure what to do with anyway.
But then I had an idea.
I can't tell you what paper pack/pad these are from but they were all from the same set. I've had it quite a while. The paper tore very well! I just started at one end and collaged my way to the other end. I saved out a few larger images to place over any gaps I might have.
I'm trying to take better photos so took this canvas outside.
So you're asking yourself, did she use up all her paper stash? Hell, no!
Will I throw it out now? Hell, no! I'm a paper addict. I couldn't possibly throw out a perfectly good piece of paper even if it is ugly or out of date. Don't talk crazy!
Here's hoping I find something to do with it before next Halloween! (or you'll be seeing another canvas like this one next year!)