Thursday, 22 October 2015

Halloween, the book of the dead

Hi guys, Liz  here today to show you my take on this weeks challenge
I altered a paper mache book from my stash and covered it with scrunched up tissue paper strips, then painted it Deco Art white Gesso, to firm the tissue paper up, then i added a few colours of Inka Gold waxes on the top,

I took a skeleton from the skeleton pair pack and painted it with gesso, then when dry added a hint of pumice stone distress ink here and there for shadow, doesn't really show up on here though,
I painted the Tando Creative Key latch embellishment with Deco Art carbon black paint as well as the die cut hinges I had in my stash,
I finished the side of in a similar way too just adding a few charms etc,

This is the inside area on the right, I made a scene on watercolour paper, cut out the moon, adding some vellum on the back of the cut out, I also added a die cut tree, which you can just make out at the side of the house, I know you may need to squint, lol, I then layered up a rickety house die, cut out with corrugated card then painted with Deco Art Paynes grey fluid acrylic paint, and again added vellum behind for the windows,
The witch is coloured with my distress markers, the broom handle and hat has a layer of texture paste first before colouring, then the twigs on the broom has texture paste which i added lines too for depth and design, then coloured, I added a little watered down gess on her face for a ghostly look too, 
At the base are items from the mixed mini Halloween set, the skull painted with gesso and shaped slightly by hand, the pumpkins were coloured with distress ink too then i used ultra thick embossing crystals and heat set the layers a couple of times,

This is on the left hand side, I got the verse of the internet,

trouble was it wasn't quite what i wanted so I added a few crystal stars and  string of  lights behind too,

Hope you like it, and don't forget to join us in any of the themes this month for a chance to win some Tando Creative goodies,
Hugs liz xx


Neet said...

Whoo Hoo - love this. It looks great when lit up and so scary.

Dana Tatar said...

Super cool!