Friday, 27 October 2017

Halloween Week - Face Your Fears!

Hi all, it's Halloween week here at Tando Towers! I have created a spooky shrine complete with skeleton using Andy Skinners' Arch Kit from this years Dare to Create.

I have used a range of colours from DecoArt including chalky finish paints to the background, and media fluid acrylics to the surface. The whole piece includes a layer of crackle medium, that has been rubbed away in areas to give an even more weathered look, revealing the multiple layers underneath.

The main motief for the centre of the shrine is a skeleton stamp from Andy Skinner, printed on clear polyester film. Bright colours have been splattered to the reverse of the film. The backing to the piece has been painted in the same combination as the front but with deeper washes of Paynes and Medium Grey to provide a darker background. The use of film not only gives a high shine finish, it also created a sense of depth.

Here you can see the layers of paint to the frame of the shrine. The plaque is stamped witht the phrase "Face Your Fears" and the piece is edged in Metallic Gold for contrast.

For the top apature I repeated the same process as for the main window with a skull and cross bones stamp. This has been surrounded by the embellishments provided within the kit, painted to a rusted finish.

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