Saturday 28 October 2017

Halloween for Tando Creative

HI All
We are getting closer to All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve which is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October and is the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
Of course activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration. But whatever you believe and observe,

For my Tando DT sample today I am using a medium media board that I cut myself and have added a stand for it.

I love using Pinterest and found a great colour combination -

and collected together media paints that I thought would give me the range of colours I wanted.

I took the purple and black and mixed them on the card whilst painting it at the same time.

I then stamped the spider's webs with grey and interference gold mixed together and then brushed over a watery mix of burnt umber and grey together and dried it whilst dabbing with some kitchen roll to get that misty, eerie look. I also splattered a little with watery grey on its own.

I painted the frame with violet, purple, black and grey paints again mixing them on the substrate to give lots of colour variations through it.

I gave it a coat of clear crackle glaze and rubbed in white antiquing cream when it was dry.

I gathered a few Tando chipboard pieces and a metal skull to start the design.

The spider has a speckled body as I gave it a coat of texture sand paste, painted all over with black and then rubbed some of the purple and silver paint over the high spots and the tops of the legs and repeated with interference gold.

The bat was painted with black and burnt umber mixed and I stippled a little grey on him with a small stiff brush, I then gave him a couple of dirty washes using the black and brown paints and sanded around the edges of him and blended in brown DI and also some silver paint.

To assemble I adhered the background card to the media board and rubbed cosmic blue and fab fuchsia metallic lustres on the skull and chose some remnant rubs to use.

This is ta side view showing a simple stand to make the board stand up.

Thanks for stopping by and maybe you might like to see the project in more finished detail over on the Tando blog.

I hope your weekend is going well and that you get lots of treats and not tricks.

hugs Brenda xxx