Good Morning everyone
Today is a little fun mixed media project inspired by Make a halloween scene
I started with an MDF frame, dug out lots of stamps and mediums and got playing. Whereas last week my katzelkraft owl was out in the daytime, today its full on night time. There is an owl that sits on my parents chimney at night hooting - always sounds spooky in the dead of night when everything else is silent.
Ive had this MDF box frame for years, i had the idea of the owls living in an owl barn and looking out the window to the dark of the grave
Frame approx 8x8" Inside frame size 6x6" Please see last photo for how i did the frame & background. I then found a chipboard grave stone in my stash which i covered with black gesso and dry brushed on some silver & gold paint. I added with glue gel and added a skull and leg bone and a fly. I die cut my spider & web from black card and brushed on silver & gold paint, i added crackle accents to the spiders body. I glued the web to the top left behind the front frame.
I had the die cut ivy left from another project - its been coloured with brusho's. I stamped and coloured my owls with inktense pencils and cut them out. I went with bright colours as i didn't want my project to be too dark on the wall. I got a dried hazel twig from the hedge and attached to the frame and then arranged my owls. Tim Holtz words to finish.
I like using inktense pencils to colour images for home decor as ive found they are much more colour fast than using inks.
Of course i had to add glossy accents to the owls eyes
Peeking inside - these fab plastic flies i found in morrisons a few years ago
I first used a brick stencil on the outside frame with texture paste and on the middle piece i just added texture paste with a pallette knife to give a rough texture, once dry painted all with black gesso. Once the gesso was dry i painted on patches of purple, yellow, green and blue paints to pick up on the colours i used on my owls. I then dry brushed on more black to help the bright colours blend in but you can still just see them. I then dry brushed over the top with silver & gold paint to highlight the textures.
For my scene i cut a piece of white card for fit inside, i added a circle mask to act as the moon and then sprinkled on brushos in colbalt & prussian blue and purple pixie powder to add some shimmer. Once completely dry i removed the mask and using a brush added a little colour to the moon to make it less white and stark.
I then stamped the big tree & eyes (sheena) in black and the smaller trees and the one with owl (choc baroque) I coloured them with walnut & black soot oxide inks and added some shadow in the bottom of the frame and around my eyes. The eyes i coloured with lime/lemonade oxide ink and a white gel pen.
Katzelkraft stamps - KTZ237 'Les Super Chouettes'
Chocolate baroque stamps 'howling moon'
Sheena Douglass stamps 'Little Red' & 'Scary tree'
Ivy, Spider & web dies
Golden texture paste
Pebeo acrylic paints
MDF box frame
Derwent inktense pencils
Brushos & Pixie powders
Tim Holtz chit chat stickers
Thank you all for stopping by once again. I hope you have a good week and we have a bit less rain than last week. Stay safe. Hugs Emmaxx
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