Monday, October 01, 2012

RRR No Bones About It challenge

It's the end of September so that means that it's time for new challenges at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. Our regular challenge for this month is October Halloween with a Bonus Round called No Bones About It. For October Halloween, think fall colors, black cats, anything spooky, haunted and even Goth. For our No Bones About It Bonus Round, we want to see Bones. These may be real bones or faux bones and the only restriction on faux bones is that they can not be printed pictures or made of paper. Oh my goodness, these are such fun themes. Wait 'til you see what the CS Designs DT and our October guest artist have in store for you!

I'm normally more of a cutesy Halloween type, favouring images with sweet witches and pumpkins, but lately I have become more and more intrigued by the art projects with an edge and a good dose of creepy thrown in. I decided to try my hand at this style for this month's No Bones About It challenge. I chose to play with Tattooed Talia, a new CS Designs image. She's such a beauty and may have hidden secrets we've yet to discover. I coloured Talia with my Prismacolor pencils, using OMS to blend her face. Her dress was paper pieced using snakeskin printed paper. Talia was fussy cut and mounted on an embossed piece of black cardstock which had been dry embossed and dry-brushed with 3 different metallic acrylic paints.

To create the background, the recycled lid of a cookie tin was alcohol inked with 4 colours. Talia was adhered to the tin and cheesecloth was draped and glued beside her. The sentiment, There's a little bad in all of us, was printed on white cardstock and then matted with snakeskin paper and black cardstock Once it was adhered to the tin, chicken bones were used to frame it. Below the frame, a watch sticker to signify the witching hour perhaps, and a raven recycled from an earring were adhered to the background.

The final detail to create the  vignette was to glue skeleton hands, complete with bling rings, to the edge of the tin so that they are reaching for Talia. Do they mean her harm or is she their decide. Bwaaa-haa-haa! OK, maybe I'm having a little too much fun here :) For more fun, make haste to the Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent blog to see what my cohorts have in store for you. As a special treat this month, Lyn (aka Blackdragon) Brough is joining us as guest artist. Check out the detail on her project.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you weren't too creeped out. I can't wait to see what you create for these themes.

Life is good; so is art.


Paula said...

Hi Bonnie
This is eerily beautiful. Talia looks stunning. I'd like to think the hands are caressing her. Great piece! It's fun being on the darkside for a change!!!

Beverly G said...

I think we maybe like Picasso entering a more creepy macabre phase. Your project is stunning, love the colors, but I have to say the bling rings are pretty cute.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I'm so behind on your blog, and you've been so busy! I need a subscribe by email button! This is crazy cool! Love love love those hands...WOW!!! Love the tray that houses everything! Your imagination is fabulous!

ParkNSlide said...

WOW!!! Your muse is working overtime. This is so BAD is the most GOOD sense of the word...there's a lot of "bad" in you, BonnieBeth. Bad as in Bad-ass Artist.

Lori said...

She is just gorgeous! The alcohol ink background you created looks so rich. Love the gems you added for rings to the hands...