Hope you're all doing well. I can't beleive another Monday has rolled around again! So to brighten up the beginning of the week, I have another step by step for you today. I created this canvas for the Halloween mixed media challenge over at the Artist Trading Post blog.
Another grungy, spooky offering from me here :) I just love creating Halloween projects, so fun and different from the norm!
Step 1: To start off I applied a layer of light texture paste to an A5 piece of hard board.
Step 4: Layering up numbers cut from a sheet of Tim Holtz 12x12, which I've painted with Platinum Crackle paste.
Step 5: Adding texture plaste around the canvas. I've been quite generous with it to give a lumpy and bumpy result!
Step 6: Adding hot glue and seed beads for more texture.
Step 7: Painting over the beads and paste with Graphite Texture paste.
Step 6: I'm using more light paste in the middle of the paper compostition.
Step 7: Stamping into the damp paste. I do this very gently to avoid it sticking to the stamp too much.
Step 8: Time to start embellishing. The skeleton card is one I printed from the internet, which I've cut the rib cage from and the skull is actually a pencil eraser, which I'm slicing in half. Very apt for Halloween!
Step 11: Finally adding some stamped details.
Step10: The butterfly has been coloured with Pro Markers, mica powders and highlighted it with Ranger Enamel Accents. I've added some "junk" embellishments, text cut from a book, muslin and more hot glue trails for a spooky, spiders web effect.