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Ed Emberley Halloween

This week I was inspired by the Children’s book author and illustrator, Ed Emberley.  My children, students and I love all of Emberley’s books.  His drawing books are easy to follow and instantly gratifying!  Within seconds a picture appears; and it actually looks like what you are trying to draw.  (For me that is a miracle)

I started with, Emberley books, off-white patterned paper with a slight print, ink pens, ink pads and May Arts Halloween ribbons.

Following the book’s directions I made drawings (silhouette and thumbprint), cut them out with pinking sheers, inked the edges, matted them on black patterned Halloween paper and cut again with pinking sheers

Some of the drawings were hole punched, layers of ribbon were threaded and knotted.  A piece of cardstock was folded and glued to the back to make Halloween place cards

Black lollipop sticks are seasonally available, so I taped sticks to the back of a drawing and sparkle cardstock was attached on top of the stick with Adhesive squares. Ribbon then adhered to the top of the stick.   Sticks were then placed in Funkins. (artificial, carvable,  pumpkins)

Another idea is to add a frame and a stick. I matted the drawings using May Arts sparkle ribbon.  I tied all sorts of ribbons to the edges of the frames as well as to the top of the small dowel rods, and placed them in the jar of glass pebbles that I made for last weeks post.

For a little spooky, crafty, fun use your May Arts Ribbons to embellish Ed Emberley inspired projects!

Blog Posted By: Leah Farrar-White

  1. Leah

    thanks, ladies. kids of alllll ages love those books. I own one and hope to collect them all…I had a blast making all of the drawings.

  2. jen shears

    Wow!! What a fun & festive grouping!!! Love it! 🙂

  3. samantha sibbet

    HAAAAAAA! I love ed! I can remember checking these out at the libabry when I was a kid. Thanks for the reminder. What great ways to use the illusrtations! Thanks leah.

  4. Charlene

    I’ve never heard of these but how cute! I have trouble drawing a straight line with a ruler! Maybe there’s hope…love what you did with your cute, spooky images.


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