Friday 29 October 2010

It's Time For Dark and Creepy At Tellen's Place

Two more days to go before that fab night and we're all gearing up for it. Well at Tellen's Place we are. Dark and Creepy is the challenge this week. For my part I have chosen to use ALL the "dark" halloween images that Marcus drew for this celebration time. I was very lucky to have the opportunity of getting my sticky (and inky) mitts on a couple of skulls (and coffins). Oh boy have I had fun.
The one for the challenge this week ....... taken in candle light .......... to hopefully show what it will look like on the night ...............

I started off by sealing the skull with watered down PVA as it is made from paper mache. Then a couple of coats of black acrylic paint. Then a thin coat of gloss. (to give it more of a slimy look)
While this was all drying ... printed onto thin paper each of the images. None of the images are more than 4cm tall. I flipped the doubles - so easy to do with digis.
The images were coloured with a variety of mediums - paint, pencils and promarkers and all fussy cut out. They were then mod-podged onto the skull.
To finish, when all that was dry, using metallic paint I painted little dots all over and highlighted the teeth adding a little extra sparkle on 2 of them.

Now it's your turn to show us Dark and Creepy (or anything Halloween). The girly girls amongst the Divas did it ......... so can YOU!! So come along to Tellen's Place and show us. Terry has even supplied a freebie to help you out and the winner will get 3 images from the store!!!

The first Crafty Purple Frog challenge is still on and they do say more than one entry allowed, so I am entering this into their "Anything Goes" challenge.


  1. Hi Helen. What a wonderful piece of creativity. You astound me every time with your wonderful works of Art and are definately one of the QUEENS OF THE DARK. How fantastic. Such inspiration to help other crafters. Brilliant my friend. LOVE IT. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. Oh scary - a great work of art!

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

  3. Wow what a project this is going to make such a great talking piece :D
    Thank you for joining us for the first ever Crafty Purple Frog challenge and good luck.


    Amy xx