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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Hocus Pocus - Black and Orange

Hi (Coco) everyone! I'm back to bring you my vision of our theme this week. As I didn't do anything yet for Halloween except a few ATCs so far, it itched me to create a large scene on a magical world, with scary and creepy flying things ! Soooo... I couldn’t resist to set the front of an haunted house for Halloween. Mwahahahaha.... 
I did this on a large plain watercolour A3 size sheet. I used two Tando's great masks on this, cobweb 2 and Distorved hige, and a small bat from a bag of three. Hope you will not suffer from nightmares after that !!


I started off by directly applying texture paste through my Distorved Hive Stencil on my page in a few places, leaving the central part ungrunged. After dry I spritzed lightly the whole page with water (that will help to blend the inks coming after), and then used a mixture of mistable inks from different brands in grey, yellow and orange mainly, you can find the full list with the full how-to on my blog. When dry I also sprayed white ink in some areas.
I put aside my page to dry naturally, and layered a beautiful flower using scraps of watercolour and black papers inked with Distress inks and some leftovers of mistable inks (with a bit of violet) on my craft sheet. I stamped my owl (an Indigoblu stamp) in the left corner, after putting (with my finger) some blank and yellow paints and inks under it. I checked the effect using my stamp positioner (I highly recommend this tool if you don’t have it yet, soooooooo useful!). 
All the stamps of my scene were stamped using either archival ink or Versamark, being next heat embossed with a black and glittered mixture of powders. Some Die cut were added here and there, and the silhouettes were glued with pieces of cardboard under them to pop. I redrew some lines of my owl with a fine black to highlight it. Fresco Finish paints were also used in complement to add colour using a brush (or my fingers) in some areas, and sometimes also used for stamping like for my central skull. The fabulous Cobweb 2 at the top left edge was stencilled with snowflake to give it a white shade like death... I used a fine black pen for finishing, to lightly underline some areas. Can you see how beautiful it looks ?...
My bat from the Set of 3 bats was painted in black, and also heat embossed with the leftovers of my mix of powders. I introduced some Yellow stickles in their eye sockets. I did the same for my small skull hidden behind the hell door, also covered first with some Crackle Accents, as far as I can remember ! At the end I edged my page with black paint. Here are some close-ups:



I love this dark part of my scene that looks like if many flying creatures have fought strongly in the sky !... 


And I love my skull !!!!!! Hope you like it too ! If enough time, I will probably glue this page on a black painted canvas for the day of Halloween...

Here are the Tando products I used (LOVE them all!!!)
Distorted Hive Mask

Mask - Cobweb 2

Set of 3 Bats

Have a great and creative week-end ! Crafty Hugs Coco xx

7 comments:

Sandra said...

Hé, hé ! Enfin du Halloween qui fait peuuuuuuur ! Magnifique fond, avec une excellente exploitation des stencils et chipboards, et un très beau rendu :)

Kerri-Jo Sharp said...

OMGosh I absolutely LOVE this!!! So inspiring!!! Thank you SOOO much for sharing!!!
Hugs!!

nefertiti said...

A fabulous project!!!!!! I love how you are use the masks and the background is gorgeous Coco!! big bisous

roc said...

You did a great project !

Kaz said...

This is fab Coco xx

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome work Coco! I love this spooky scene you created!

LindaS said...

Gorgeous colors and the elements are so cool.