Monday, October 08, 2012
I combined two challenges for the piece I am featuring today: Halloween for Art With No Boundaries and No Bones About It for Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent. That's why I called this post Double Whammy although it might also refer to the gruesome twosome on this altered shadowbox.
I stared off by printing the CS Designs Haunted Appartion 4 image, Dementia, on white cardstock. It was coloured with my trusty Prismacolor pencils, using OMS to blend her skintones. Red bling was used to accent her spider-leg lashes and clear rhinestones create the highlights in her eyes. She looks a little sinister to me but perhaps I am just a suspicious sort. At any rate, with her bead letters, she is beckoning to you to join her for a dance...don't do it! The bony arm and hand between the words should be a clue, not to mention the spider web charm in the upper left corner balanced by the metal corner plate in the lower right.
A recycled black coat zipper lines the bottom and right side of her shadowbox. I like the hard edge of the metal teeth...it adds a little menace to this scene. Dementia's beau stands at her side in all his bony glory. His blingy eyes sparkle at the sight of her. The metal roses he bought her are adhered just above his head. Dementia is offering you three gifts to try to win your compliance: a skull (wonder who that used to be), a button ace of spades card (her favourite) and a key to who knows where. Don't be tricked. She's not offering a treat :)
Perhaps she has inspired you to join in one or both of these challenges. If not, more of her friends can be seen on the Art With No Boundaries blog or the Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent blog as they assisted my teamies and our guest artist, Lyn Brough) in their creations this week. Be prepared...they are spooktacular!
Thanks for visiting Dementia, Sir Skellie, and me today. We love the company. Bwaa-haa-haa-haa.
Life is good; so is art.