I am up on the DecoArt Media Blog today with a Halloween Triptych made from Tando media boards and embellishments.
The raven is from a stamp but I have made him very textural and I've used Andy Skinner stamps too.
If you'd like to see all the details then please pop over to take a look. There's all the process steps and photos to go with them that you can look through and have fun with if you fancy making something similar.
Have a great Halloween month making your own decorations and spooky projects.
hugs Brenda xxx
Updated from the DecoArt blog
Updated from the DecoArt blog
Halloween is the perfect season to use some of the Andy Skinner stamps and I have combined them with some fabulous small greyboard shapes from Tando Creative to create this Halloween Triptych. Items needed :
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Payne's Grey
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Umber
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Raw Umber
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
- DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - Black
- DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
- DecoArt Media Varnishes - Gloss Varnish
- Americana Decou-Page (Glue-Sealer-Finish) 8oz - Americana Decou-Page Matte
- Andy Skinner Stencils 12x3 - Shedded
- Metallic Lustre 1oz - Iced Espresso
- Metallic Lustre 1oz - Orange Flicker
- Assorted Brushes
- Tando Mammoth Mechanical
- Tando Minis Halloween Mix
- Tando Spiders Grab Bag
- Tando Cogs Grab Bag
- Tando Media Boards
- Stamps - Andy Skinner Birds and Bones, Unexplained, Toxic
Using Andy Skinner's stencil apply black modeling paste - it doesn't have to be an all over coverage.
Find a piece of leftover painty card that will fit in with your planned colour combinations and stamp
Layout your design so that you know where everything will go and adhere the chipboard pieces and
some metal spacer beads to add more interest.
Make up a spray of fairly watery Titan Buff and spray over the chipboards and the background.
Spritz water around the chipboard pieces and dab on raw umber, let it drip around and then heat dry.
Spritz the chipboards with water and randomly dab on some Burnt Sienna and dry.
Spritz with water again and this time randomly add dabs of Paynes Grey and dry. You van see how
the color is beginning to build up n all three boards.
Spritz around the metal elements and the chipboards and add dabs of both Raw Umber and previous
colours if they're needed and dry.
Spritz lightly all over with water and dabble Quinacridone Gold in a couple of areas on each board
Take Iced Espresso and Orange Flicker lustres and paint over some of the chipboards and metal beads
and if necessary dabble on some Paynes Grey. Raw Umber and Quinacridone Gold to create well
mixed, dripped and metallic grungy effects and dry. Spray with the Titan Buff and add a wash of Quinacridone Gold
Using Titan Buff rub over the top cog and stamp over the oval and rectangle chipboards.
To create the raven daub embossing ink onto some card large enough to take the raven stamp, heat
emboss with black EP, when cool repeat with clear ultra thick EP and repeat again with black and
brown EPs sprinkled together. On this last round whilst it still hot stamp the raven having inked him
up with versafine black pigment ink. Leave the stamp to cool in the embossing before removing it.
Add some paint to the body and wings to subtly bring out the features.
Adhere the bird and words onto the boards and mix up a dirty glaze - I have a tutorial on my blog for
this which can be found here - and paint it over everything on the three boards to seal and unify
Take a piece of leftover greyboard and make a panel for the back.
I hope you enjoy the grungy style and even if you don’t like to use Halloween images the steps
and techniques will work with whatever you have.
Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting.