Hi, art friends! Halloween is almost here and I’m back with another 2 page spread in my mini art journal celebrating the holiday. Once again I’ve been playing with some of the products from our art partners and I’m sure you’ll want to try them too! I’ve used another great image from Altered Pages, adhered everything with one of my new favs – Artist-tac, and I’ve made my own art tape!
Let’s get started.
Note: I am a Design Team member for The Crafter’s Workshop; however, even though I use and love their products, all opinions are solely my own.
TCW Stencils: TCW723 Scary Web, TCW734 Constellations
TCW Mixed Media Products: TCW9002 Black Gesso,
TCW9010 Silver Gesso, TCW9015 Black Licorice,
TCW9018 Orange Slice heavy body acrylic paint
Altered Pages – mixed media images
Grafix : Artist-tac
Therm-o-web Products: Rebekah Meier Designs – Mixed Media Art Tape
Various rubber stamps, distress ink, glue sparkles
To begin, I splattered some watered-down orange slice and black licorice paint on a gessoed page. (So that I can somewhat contain the mess, I splatter in a large box.)
Next, I banged the journal to make the drips longer.
To create the night sky, I painted watered-down black gesso on the top page and sprayed more water to create drippage which I then blotted with tissue paper to sop up the extra.
I stenciled Scary Web on the bottom corners with black licorice paint, and Constellations on the top with silver gesso. Once dry, I dabbed some glue sparkles on the stars. Using a colorful image from Altered Pages, I created a mini collage and then sewed around the edges. I typed and printed the poem, fussy cut it out, and adhered both the mini collage and the poem with Grafix Artist-tac. It’s great because there’s no mess and no dry time.
I created my own art tape using Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Art Tape. The tape feels like fabric and has great stickiness to hold onto the page. Using my fingers, I painted orange slice on it, and was very happy with the vivid orange color. Once dry, I stamped various rubber stamped images on it.
Halloween is a big holiday, and I hope I’ve given you some ideas for your scary art. Thanks for dropping by The Crafter’s Workshop blog. You can also scoot over to my blog at arteverydaystudio.blogspot.com. Like I always say, “Art in the Studio makes every day a good day.”
Until next time, keep making art, friends!