Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Wendell Wreath ~ a Rick St. Dennis Creepmas image
Bwa Ha Ha! Airless Chambers is once again celebrating Creepmas by joining the 12 days of Creepmas Blog Hop organized by Smeared Ink. Today is Day 8 of the Creepmas blog hop on Airless Chambers. I'm here today with an art journal page dedicated to all of us (and I'm afraid I'm included) who have had to sit on the Naughty Step in 2015. I've been on it so many times that the step is worn to fit my behind perfectly!
The mixed media piece features the ever so creepy Wendell Wreath...so fun! I coloured Wendell with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding Glossy Accents to his lovely bulging eyes. Silver gel pen was used to colour the balls on the wreath. He was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted with black cardstock before being popped up on foam tape.
The background began as a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper which had sprinkles of Leaf Green, Turquoise, and Cobalt Blue Brusho crystals added in little groups. Water was spritzed over the crystals and the card was tipped and tilted to create runs and drips. Once dry, circles were added with a Stampotique cube and Cobalt Blue Archival ink. Text was added with a Joggles stamp and Viridian Green Archival ink. White embossing paste was scraped through Dylusions Bubbles stencil. A special delivery stamp and some Penny Black Alpha stamps were added with Jet Black Archival. A spider sticker was popped up on the inside of the special delivery impression.
The Creepmas tree was hand drawn and cut from spray clean up cardstock with corrugated cardboard for the trunk. A skull sticker decorates the top and Idea-ology black tinsel plus some black half pearls make Wendell's tree a show stopper (he thinks). The tree was popped up on foam tape and a scrap of cheesecloth became the snow. Washi tape was placed behind the tree to ground it. The computer generated sentiment was printed on white, matted with black, and popped up on foam tape. The tiny word, Again, was created with stickers. To finish the page, Black Big Brush pen was added to the edges and the entire piece was matted in black.
Thanks for visiting Wendell and me today. We appreciate that!
Life is good; so is art.