Another Halloween piece to share with you featuring a stamp I have already played with for this Halloween, HERE. I so wanted to ink up Mr Poe once again, this time for some playtime with a Calico Crafts Parts Halloween Shrine, MDF Flying Bat Colony and MDF mini insects, decidedly creepy in themselves!
This might sound really dark and sinister, which isn’t really where my brain is at (!) but for this shrine I wanted a sense of claustrophobia, as though Poe is lying in a tomb and around him the insects silently crawl, spinning their webs and leaving their trails and above the bats swoop low on a midnight sky, illuminated by the golden glow cast by gaslight.
I decided from the outset that I wanted Poe himself to be set far back, I didn’t want him to appear as a stamped and fussy cut shape, I suppose I wanted to work with the depth of the shrine. After preparing the base board with paints I stamped Poe, then stamped again, this time onto tissue paper which I layered onto the first image. Onto this I applied the same paints and spray used throughout, before adding the decorative stamping. The shrines have such great depth, lots of room to play around in, so I sneaked in another MDF shape, this time a corner cobweb.
The detailing on those insects is amazing!With the paints and spray I achieved a mottled effect on all the MDF surfaces.
Included in the shrine kit is the MDF word, Spooky, the same as etched onto the shrine itself but I decided to keep it aside for another project.
This was the first time I had worked with a shrine (previously I had worked with one of their MDF shells) and although I was impressed with the shell, for some reason I was expecting a slight battle on my hands to assemble the shrine as often such items can be less than perfect when trying to fit them together. I had nothing to worry about, a touch of Gel Medium was all the adhesive I needed.Poe is from Oxford Impressions Haunted and the decorative stamp is from the Wicked set, available directly from Oxford Impressions and in the U.K. from That’s Crafty.
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A final word ….. Sweet Dreams!!!
16 Oct 2015 21 Comments
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