Have you ever wondered what your bathroom might look like if a psycho killer went bananas in your shower? I have!
I was trying to come up with fun and cheap Halloween decorations to make this year. I don't really have any "theme" to my projects (except Halloween!). I've been seeing a lot of blood-splattered stuff around opsthe Internet and in Halloween sh this year, so I decided I would make a blood-splattered decorative hand towel to add a subtle Halloween touch to our bathroom.
It was just too much fun making the hand towel, and our bathroom is so small and plain, so I decided I needed to finish the job and turn my bathroom into a murder scene.
Here's What You Will Need:
Crimson / Dark Red Acrylic Paint
Red Food Coloring
Blue Food Coloring
DESTRUCTIBLE White Hand Towel and Bath Towel
(I found a cheap hand towel and bath towel for $1 each at Dollar Tree, DO NOT USE YOUR GOOD TOWELS)
DESTRUCTIBLE White Shower Curtain
(I also found this at Dollar Tree)
Optional - LED Color Changing Shower head $15 on amazon.com for epic lighting effects during showers.
Step 1: Make the Gore
Take your acrylic paint and squirt a good sized amount onto your plastic plate.
Add in red and blue food coloring (2 drops red to 1 drop blue, as much as needed to make it a light bloody color, it will dry darker.) Mix well using your paintbrush.
Add in just a little bit of isopropyl alcohol to give it the right thickness (if it is too thick it won't run, too thin and it will)
If you add in a bit much too isopropyl, let it sit out for 5 minutes before using, stirring every minute or two.
Step 2: STOP! Splatter Time.
Hang up your hand and bath towels where you can splatter paint on them. Outside works best.
I made this instructable working on the bath towel and shower curtain, using the hand towel that started it all as a guide.
Gather a large splotch of paint onto your paintbrush and fling it at the towels.
Experiment with the direction of your flings, the fling-speeds, proximity of fling to towels, and paint-per-fling ratios.
Step 3: Finger...errr....Hand Painting!
Now, dig your hands into your plate of paint and get a fair amount of paint on them.
Grab at the towels, pull at them, wipe mis-flung paint off your knees from a previous step...etc.
This roughs up the splatters and makes it not seem so...purposeful.
To create soaked bloodstains, dip spots of the towel into your paint.
Step 4: Rinse 'Em Down
Squish your towel into a ball.
Run the ball under water for about 10 seconds, squishing and rotating while you do, just long enough to get the whole towel slightly damp.
Squish out all water and hand up to dry.
This makes all the blood run and mixed together. I feel it gives the towel a "multiple-murder" feel to it.
Step 5: Curtains Up
Hang up your shower curtain.
You might need to weigh down the bottom to keep it from blowing around on you.
I clipped mine to plants, and weighed it down with concrete blocks, depending on the step and how frustrated I was with the wind.
Step 6: Splatter, Splatter.
Repeat the splatter effect you used on the towels all over the shower curtain
More paint = Bigger splatters, so if you want to have larger splatters on your curtain mix up more paint and fling more paint at once.
Step 7: Get to Know the Victim...
To really let your audience know your victim, gather a large puddle of paint onto each of your hands.
Press one hand against the curtain and drag it slightlly, letting the rest of the paint flow orgbanically down...
With the other hand, grab the curtain and tug, creating a smeared hand print of total panic...
Step 8: The Big Splotch
Take your paint, and add more isopropyl alcohol to make a thinner blood in a fairly large quantity.
Throw your plate of paint at the curtain, preferably near the hand prints.
Careful of any folds, they catch paint and make streaks...
Step 9: Let Them Dry
Let the paint dry fully before you hang your accessories up in your bathroom.
I gave them a full afternoon in the sunshine to make sure of no wet paint.
Step 10: Enjoy!
Now you have an awesomely murderous bathroom!
We hang up the decorative towels whenever company comes over, to help get them in the Halloween spirit!
As for the shower curtain, we got a surprise when we turned out the lights and turned on our shower...You can order an LED color-changing shower head off amazon.com for about $15.
For more awesome crafts and fun projects, visit my blog, The Procrastibaker!