Monday, September 9, 2013
Are you doing any projects for Halloween? I know it's a little early, but I thought I'd make a Halloween project for A Mixed Media Color Challenge. The colors we were to follow are orange, yellow, kraft/brown...
For my project I started with a canvas and applied gesso. I tore paper and adhered it to the canvas with decoupage finish. Brown acrylic paint was brushed over the entire canvas. A Tim Holtz stamp with black ink along the top and bottom. Spider webs were stamped and spiders adhered. I used a stencil designed by Mona Pendleton(Graduated Dots) sold in the shop at My Favorite Things. I used modeling paste mixed with yellow paint(small dots) and orange paint(larger dots) in the top and bottom corners. I also used modeling paste on the wooden leaves and took my craft knife and made lines. I let them dry over night and then applied orange paint on the yellow leaves. I really love the texture and how the orange paint picked up the lines for great dimension. I added black lace and gems to the damask paper pieces along the left side. I made the focal point with black chipboard and painted the edges white. I applied burlap, cheese cloth, a die cut with edges distressed in black. A little black cat adhered. Ribbon, button, and twine to finish off my Halloween canvas.
Ok, friends, that's all for now! I can't wait to see your Halloween projects! Take care and have a great week, hugs!
Paper: Paper Studio
Stamps: Tim Holtz, Studio G(Halloween)
Lace: Martha Stewart
Gems: Paper Studio
Paint: Folk Art
Gesso: Claudine Hellmuth
Decoupage Finish(Hobby Lobby)
Burlap: Hobby Lobby
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon(Black)
Jo-Ann Fabric(Black/Silver spider web)
Wooden Leaves: Close to My Heart
Die Cut: SU(Framelits)
Spiders, Cat: Reminisce
Button: Basic Grey
Cheese Cloth: Jo-Ann Fabric