Monday, October 01, 2012
AWNB Step Into My Parlour
Chris Stern and the DT at Art With No Boundaries have switched formats to a monthly challenge instead of a fortnight challenge. We will still be bringing you weekly inspiration projects to encourage you to play along so tune in each Monday to see what's new...and for this month, spook-tacular. We are dedicating an entire month to October and Halloween. For October, think of Fall Colors, Rustling Leaves, and Big Orange Pumpkins and for Halloween, Black Cats, Outrageous Costumes, anything Spooky or Haunted, Ghosts, Goblins, Ghouls or even something dark and Gothic.
I chose to play with the Solitaire Mask of Webs image from CS Designs for my first project. I coloured her using Prismacolor pencils and a little OMS for blending. I love her purple lips. For Webster's eyes That's what I named her), red rhinestones create the highlight, whereas the spider dangling from her mask has white half pearl eyes. Webster was matted in black and popped up on dimensionals awaiting her background.
For the background, an 8"x10" canvas was altered. It was first painted with black gesso before a torn piece of kraft paper decorated with a flocked raven and candlestick was crumpled up and gel-mediumed down. Then out came the stencils, acrylic paint, inks, and other art journalling bits to create grunge, texture, and dimension to the background. When it was sufficiently messy, pieces of cheesecloth meant to resemble spiders' webs were adhered to the canvas.
The sentiment, also from CS Designs, was printed on a scrap of Halloween patterned paper, torn on the edges and inked. Neocolor II crayons were added to the sentiment and the background at this point. Glittery spiders, web-patterned ribbon, and TH metal numbers were adhered to the canvas to tell the rest of the story. I wonder where Webster's other spider friends have gone? Bwaaa-haaa-haaa-haaa. (Evil laugh)
For more spooky inspiration, be sure to visit Art With No Boundaries to see the rest of the DT projects. We are so happy to have a special Guest Designer for the month of October. Lyn (aka BlackDragon) Brough is lending her talents to us on both blogs. You'll be amazed by her projects and those of my other teamies.
Thanks for dropping by. I look forward to returning the favour when you link up to our challenge.
Life is good; so is art.