Monday, 17 September 2012

We're Melting @ HDH

This week's challenge .....

"I'm melting!!!"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that has something to do with
melted wax, candles, witches, or melted flesh.
The possibilities really are endless with this one.
It's time to start tapping into your Halloween spirit,
and create something seasonally spectacular!
So many styles and so many techniques could be used here.
The Minions, including our guest minion, Lady Brayton,  have again produced an amazing array of eye candy to tempt you into joining in the fun.
I made two projects for a change.
The first was very quick and easy. Needing just a sheet of A4 paper, a piece of dst, a hot glue gun and some paint.
A wand for all those budding acolytes of Hogworts.
The idea was gleaned from a book called "Dragonolia" by Chris Barnardo. Published by Little Black Dog Ltd. I think copyright means I can't publish pics on how to, but you should be able to get a copy from your local library at the very least.
My wand of rolled paper was painted black after the hot glue was used to fill both ends then drizzled around. The brush stroked over again when the paint was nearly dry to give a slightly textured look and feel. The hot glue on the central part was then dry brushed with copper paint with just a touch more at the ends. 

My second project is a candle.

Printed and coloured with promarkers. Then black DI  as a bg. Then scanned and printed onto cheap copy paper for the candle.
The cheap paper means no coating therefore the wax soaks in and the image becomes one with the candle.
The box to contain the candle was made from a single piece of 12"x12"  coredinations, TH distress collection. My MS drippy goo punch claimed overtime for the 4 layers of paper punched around the top while there is just the one strip of MS cobweb round the bottom. There is a strip of tattered angels crepe ribbon there as well - but I forgot to get a pic - I'll get one in a bit. Spellbinders labels 2 cut out Ms Witchy, after fussy cutting top and bottom so that they wouldn't get cut off.

The other minions have worked their wonders as I said. There will of course be more inspiration on Wednesday at the Haunted Design House blog should you need it.  In the mean time - get melting peeps and show us what you can do


  1. These are amazing. That wand is the bees knees and the candle is lush. What is DST? xx

  2. the wand is beautiful and I love the candle

  3. wow, awesome pieces hun - love that witchy image! xx

  4. You are ROCKING the RSD images Helen!! love both of your creations, but the candle has to be my favourite :)

  5. LOVE that image! I bought her last week. Actually was gonna try and do a candle, too but mine would never have turned out at fab as this. with a matching box, too! WOW! and your wand is killer. Fabulous work! xxD

  6. OMG lovin' the wand. One half term project sorted - thanks Claire xxx

  7. These are too cool. I really like the wand- may need to whip one up for myself!

  8. You rocked this one, Helen! Your candle is completely badass in all the right ways! I love your wand and the candle box as well! Your work continues to amaze me :)