It was so hard to photograph these black items! I tried outside, but what was I thinking using a white back drop? Anyway, this is his face close up. All began with styrofoam balls that I painted with black acrylic paint and a foam brush. The bats I also sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Midnight for some sparkle. I used a sheet of craft foam to create the wings and ears which I inserted slightly into the foam and secured with hot glue. Gotta be careful with that though because you can melt your styrofoam! The first picture is the bat hanging in front of my window in my livingroom. I was going to hang them random around my livingroom until I realized that since the walls and ceiling are plaster there is no way a thumb tack was penetrating! They are like cement!
These spiders are really my favorite. I wrapped the large ball with craft marabou securing with hot glue. The legs are just large chenille pipe cleaners that I pushed into the foam and secured with hot glue yet again. Some I added filament for hanging like above, and some I added a stick so that they could be added to flower pots or floral arrangements. I love my spider on a stick! Bet Andrew Zimmern's had a few...yuck.
The eyes of all my pets are ball head pins which I dipped into bright green pigment ink, Colorbox I think, and then dipped into clear ep and embossed. I did this several times until I got them thoroughly covered and bright and shiny!