I fear spiders.
I hate that they can hide anywhere, jump around, and are scary looking.
Although I do hate them, I do find their body markings and webs a piece of art.
As long as I feel they aren’t going to jump on me, I will take the time to photograph them like this one.
I decided after finding this wooden spider I would try my hand at creating an interesting design on its back. First, I sanded the wood and then painted it lightly with TCW Black Gesso. When it dried, I sanded it again to add a distress look.
Using high flow acrylics and water, I added various shades of black, gray, and white. I let it dry overnight.
Then with archival ink I stamped a Halloween stamp in various places.
Next using TCW Gel Medium I used one of my moon photographs and attached it to the spider. I mixed TCW Gel Medium and black heavy body acrylic paint together and put it through Branches Reversed stencil (TCW251) to add a spooky scene.
A few bats were added here and there.
Here is my finished spider. I’m glad its only wood!
I didn’t cure my fear of spiders but this sure was fun to create.
Thank so much for stopping by!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
6 thoughts on “Arachnophobia and Stencils with Karenliz”
Fabulous piece! I love all the layers of black &a gray!
Thanks Consie. I’m loving the layers too. I may be using those colors more.
This is so cool! I liked the way it looks like it has white hair before the words were stamped in it…freaky cool.
White hair – I didn’t think of that. You’re right it does. Thanks so much I’m so glad you like it.
Dear me Karenliz – you created an amazingly unique and intriguing spider. Just love the design on his back. You are sooooo creative. SUPER WONDERFUL. j.
Thank you so much Joi. You made me blush. I’m glad you liked it.