Friday, October 27, 2017

So Spooky Mixed Media Shadow Box

I'm thrilled to be guest designer at Fussy and Fancy Friday. I created a So Spooky shadow boxPlease visit their blog for the latest information on the new challenge So Spooky and all the great design team inspiration.



Although I started out thinking this would include totally creepy and ghoulish people, my muse took me in a totally different direction where I concentrated on a  spooky Halloween night scene for us regular folk.  I have to tell you it doesn't take much after nightfall to make it feel spooky for me--rustling leaves, prowling animals, unfamiliar noises, dim yellow street lights.  


Here's a close-up of the creepy cloth, twigs, and spider.   You can see the ghost peering from underneath.


Here's a close-up of the texture on the sky and moon and a better look at the fence.  I like how the different colored layers created a landscape for my scene.  The foreground row of buildings was cut from dark grey Halloween paper that had cobwebs on it--I love the effect.



Materials Used:
Artist's Loft 10"x10" Stretch canvas
Black chipboard haunted house, spider and black sparkle twigs from Michael's
orange/yellow paper from stash to put behind haunted house
Creepy Cloth from the dollar store
Dreamweavers Matte Black Embossing Paste
Plaid FolkArt Black chalkboard paint
circles stencil
Martha Stewart Halloween fence punch

Prima Finnabair: 
Prima black gesso; 
Heavy Black Gesso
Art Extravagance: Stone Effect Concrete Paste, Graphite Texture Paste
Art Alchemy Opal Magic Acrylic Paint: Violet Green, Pink Blue, Green Gold
Art Alchemy Metallique Wax: White Gold, Old Silver

Tim Holtz:
Sizzix Alterations Thinlets:   bats from Haunted House, Cityscape/Skyline
Sizzix Alterations Die: Ghosts (no longer available?)
Ideaology Chipboard: Chip Quotes;  and Paper Dolls Collection

I made a moon free-hand while using a stencil full of circles--creating a cratered moon.  The original is with graphite texture paste.  Then I added Metallique wax in old silver and decided to top it with white gold. I drew in the painted sky as if wisps of clouds were partially covering the moon on the edges.





I'd like to enter this mixed media project here:

TRY IT ON TUESDAY: Oct 24 Circles #18 x

A INKY MESS Challenge 15 Anything Mixed Media #2

A VINTAGE JOURNEY: Crazy for Autumn Color  I love purple as an autumn color complementing the usual Halloween colors. #58x

Cuttlebug Mania:  Spooky #12x

Frilly and Funkie: Trick or Treat  I'm feeling funkie with a trick:  unexpected element is the creepy cloth with a big jeweled spider and the added phrase:  be brave.  #4 Top Three!!!

Paper Play Sketches and Color Challenge:  #54 Sketch #1x


STAMPlorations October Mixed Media (must use stencil)   I used circle stencil to create a moon. #22 Top Pick!


We Love 2 Create:  Challenge #1 Anything Goes Creative/Mixed Media (2nd entry)  #67 x
winner announced Nov. 26

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