Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Frankinella's Workshop for Dream in Darkness Challenge Blog

Today at Dream in Darkness we are celebrating the fabulous freebie given by the awesome Ike of Ike's Art! Visit us to see all the teams amazing makes!  I think Frankinella, who we call Miss Frankie, seems to have some revenge in her eyes against that pesky doctor who created her and her hubby!  So here is a peek inside her workshop where she diligently works on her potions for revenge.

 Her work shelf is made from cardboard painted with acrylic paints. The shelves were put on brackets made from cardboard strips but at the last minute I turned it upside down and now brackets are on top!  Frankinella is colored with Prisma colored pencils, red distress marker is used on her wounds, eyes, shoes, and lips.  Glossy Accents on those colored with red and her fabulous gown and hair.

 Hat, book charm, and zombie pumpkin (making a return from 31 DOH 2014) are made from polymer clay and painted with acrylic paints. The skull and top of arm skelly is made of air dry clay by Crayola brand and dusted with blue Perfect Pearls and some gold eye shadow.

This shelf holds her tube worms again clay, painted, and a tin from a pie embossed to flatten and cut to make a circle and filled with hot glue and worms stuck into it. Two bottles, one with clay eyeballs colored with distress markers and , of course, the other has a "sample" of the doc's blood!  Blood is red nail polish and labels were made with label maker and distressed with distress ink pads. The lovely zombie brain is polymer clay and painted with acrylic paint to make it "zombiefied" looking.

 The bottom shelf is where she keeps her essential item: the Revenge Potion book also made of polymer clay with a cord for a bookmark and words on pages from a label maker.  Her secret essential oil is kept in her special bottle. This was made with beads, bead cap, and bead spacer.

Another view of the awesome image "Frankinella"!

And of course I had to take a photo with some awesome purple glitter candles from the dollar store and in this photo I added her container of purple slime that is shaped like a skull!
Hope you enjoy our day of celebration as much as we did doing it!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

My Zombie Lady Image by Rick St. Dennis in Finnabair Style

I was so surprised when Rick St. Dennis drew this lovely zombie lady image for myself and Monique!  Monique has finished hers and it is a beautiful thing!  I was quiet intimidated by following up mine after seeing Mo's! But I wanted to do it so badly, I took a deep breath and went for it!

The canvas is a piece of chipboard, cardboard from shipping and other things works well for me also.  I smeared gesso on with my fingers on both sides to help with it trying to pull up in the middle, still does a bit but when framed I can fix that.  Then I adhered paper pieces doesn't matter what paper as it will be covered, and had some cardboard pieces that had gotten wet and separated quiet lovely so I added them to corners. Then the texture paste came out and 2 dragonflies were pasted and some numerical symbols.  I also just added texture paint around randomly especially on cardboard corners to adhere well.    I took DecoArt fluid acrylics in red, blue, yellow, and silver with a touch of black and put at top of canvas and misted until it ran the way I wanted it to and liked.  Such fun!  The more you mist the more different shades you get!  Then I sprayed with turquoise and blue shimmer spray, Recollections pink shimmer spray, and a green golden shimmer spray that I made from food coloring and the remains from a gold spray that kept clogging all the sprayers!!  Dry time! 

Then the real fun began! I took the colored and fussy cut image and adhered to the canvas.  I sealed her fate! with Ranger's Multi Medium Matte giving her two coats to prevent sprays from affecting her.  I colored her prior to putting on canvas with Prisma colored pencils and some Chameleon markers for her wounds!  After she was good and sealed! I started adding air dry clay pieces made from a fondant mold that I made my parent's 56th wedding anniversary cake with last December.  As I do not intend to bake again if I can help it!!! I used it to make my air dry pieces to adorn her hair in an updo reminiscent of Marie Antoinette.  I added pieces of jewelry, and bits and bobs given to me in a huge bag by my favorite aunt!  After having such fun with that I applied gesso to all the items and in spaces..then when dry I sprayed and resprayed using the above sprays.  I have been waiting 13 days for a delivery of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays for some lighter colors but alas they have not arrived so I took some silver and yellow fluid acrylics on my finger and used like a metallic rub.  This lightened her up quiet a bit.

I stamped two sentiments on canvas from VivaLasVegas Stamps:  "We are not like others" and No Newt is Good Newt!"  Then I stamped the other sentiment by the same company on a piece of
paper and took a circle punch to make little cutouts in the corners and sprayed with my green homemade spray. Then glued down.

 Her pearls are air dry Crayola clay with DecoArt's Liquid Glass applied on top giving them a lovely shiny finish just like glass!  I added a red skull bead on top of the skull drawing earring.  I also added an old looking chain to the pearl necklace to hang down her back.

Here you can see part of the stamp on her neck..and behind my name is another.  I placed them randomly around the canvas.  Her eyes and wounds and errr....mouth are glossed with Liquid Glass..Love the effect it gave her!

 Here is her updo!  The feathers will be replaced with real feathers and a chain but I couldn't find my feathers so I used die cuts. There are paper roses, skull bead, a little homemade bat from air dried clay!, and some pins (the lightening bolt/snake) also some pieces of sand dollars from my beach at my vacation home that resemble bones cross sectioned!  Also lock and key, and many other bits and bobs!

This is my favorite Finnabair style canvas so far!  But certainly not my last!  Thanks, Ania, for this awesome technique and the beauty and fun it produces!  Below are links to all things Finnabair on Facebook.

Happy Crafting!

I will be entering this in Altered Eclectics Challenge theme Anything Goes: Altered chipboard page.

Forever Dark 2 July "Anything Goes" 

STAMPlorations July Mixed Media Stencils

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Alice Blog Hop Now in Right Place!

Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;

Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Here's my Alice in Wonderland inspired project;

Blog Hop List

 This Alice image and the Eat Me image are from I Brake for Stamps and are by Rick St. Dennis.  Colored with Promarkers and some Chameleon markers. 
 I used a tile and glued beads onto the bottom of the tile to make a vanity tray.  The corner elements are air dry clay made with a mold used for an anniversary wedding cake for 
my parents.  I decided I would use it more with clay! :) Colored them with sprays by 
DecoArt, Recollections, and a homemade glitter spray.
I adhered the images with tacky glue and sealed with Ranger brand Multi Medium Matte
and then put the second images I colored: the cup hat, the cupcake, tag, and bottle top on 
foam dots for dimension.  And I added some sead beads for sprinkles on cupcake and some string colored with Distress Inks, tied and glued on the tag.  For her necklace, I cut a piece of chain and hot glued to her blouse and then hot glued on the rabbit charm.
 The sentiments were typed in Photoshop and cut out and sprayed with my light green 
homemade sparkle spray.

Now it is ready to set on my bedroom vanity and I can celebrate Alice everyday! Now off you go to Jenn's blog and leave some love for all who participated in the hop!  It makes them
feel wonderful and YOU can win a wonderful prize from our wonderful sponsors!
Happy crafting and Happy Anniversary Alice and the Gang!!

May I enter this in:

Anything goes for July: Altered Floor Tile