Saturday, 13 September 2014

Delicious Darkness Challenge # 2 Gotta Be Gothic.

For my second contribution as a Design Team Player I decided to alter a notebook. I started with a plain boring notebook, Painted the whole thing with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black. Whilst drying I embossed a piece of black 300gsm cardstock using a Spellbinders 3d Embossing folder. I then Die cut the nested frames using A spellbinders Die set also in 300 gsm cardstock to give stability to the frame. Dorian Gray was then printed and coloured using Copic Markers and cut down to size to fit the frame. The embossed cardstock was then given a coat of DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gilding Wax in Black Shimmer to accentuate the embossing detail attached to the now dry notebook . A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was then applied to the whole of the notebook covers back and front to seal and protect. Once dry the frame was then added and secured in place using tiny silver brads. Sheer organza Ribbon was then attached as a finishing touch.


                                                                Finished Notebook. 
 
Now much more appealing and to my liking. A fun project. Hope you will join us over at the Delicious Darkness Challenges blog and join in the fun with us creating art on the darkside.
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Smeared and Smudged September Member Blog Hop.


It's that time again to participate in the Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop. The theme this time round is " MAKE A WISH" to be interpreted how you like. I decided to make a leather cuff so that when I put it on I make a wish to  become Fearless.
I started with a piece of leather cut to size and then cut and embossed using A gilded life Vintage Brocade Die from Spellbinders. I then added tiny silver studs and black ruffled lace to the edges. A Smeared Ink Digi Image Anatomy 101 Skull front was then printed and cut to size to fit a small silver bezel.Then filled with resin. Once set The bezel was then applied to the leather cuff. To finish two toggle clasps were added as fasteners.




Close up view of cuff.

                                                             Full view of Cuff.

                                                          Cuff in place on my Wrist.

A fun project and every time  I put it on will make a wish to be fearless.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read and be sure to visit the other blogs for more wonderful projects. Your next stop is Shoni.



Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Macabre Monday # Crimson Crimescene.

 
Crimson Crime Scene
is the name of the game, and we're looking for inspiration
from some of history's bloodiest crime scenes.
Think of Jack the Ripper, Ed Gein, The Black Dahlia,
Charles Manson, and even OJ Simpson
Please note as to who, or what crime you have chosen 
as your inspiration in your blog post.

Blood being the key ingredient, we want to see some red
somewhere on your creation, as well.  
 
 
This is an Image heavy post folks so bear with me. For my contribution I decided to alter a box ED GEIN style that is. Edward Theodore Gein was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.
 
Now how to make the skin you ask. Well I brushed liquid latex onto a non stick craft sheet and whilst still wet, added pieces of torn toilet tissue paper. As you add the tissue to the latex it takes on a wrinkly appearance which resembles skin. Once my whole sheet was covered ( quite a large sheet I might add ) another coat of liquid latex was applied on top and left to cure overnight. Once dry now the fun part begins. I cut the latex sheet into various lengths to covet the box. Once happy with the layout the latex skin was then stapled to the box to attach and secure. The box was then painted using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics .
 
 
Finished Box Top.

                                                          Finished box Front View.


Now onto the inside. A place to keep your trinkets. The inside of the box was painted using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. A picture of Ed Gein ( obtained from the web) was printed and mounted onto chipboard and attached to the inside lid.  A scroll  was the compiled in photoshop and a quote from the Gein added. Printed , rolled and tied with twine. The box would not be complete without a body part right!!! So a bloody Ear made from latex was added for the finishing touch.

                                                                 Inside of Box.


                                                           Angled view of inside Box.


                                                          Close-Up of Quote on Scroll.

An enjoyable project. I hope you will come play with us in the Dungeon over at Haunted Design House.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Macabre Monday # I Scream for Ice Cream

The theme this time around is to be inspired by this short film:
 
 
 
For my contribution I decided to alter a porcelain Dolls Head and make it really creepy. I base coated the dolls head with DecoArt Media Gesso. When dry a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Titanium white  was applied. Once dry a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze was then applied and left to dry.  Once dry the eye sockets and mouth were given a coat of Decoart media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black to define. Then Decoart Media Antiquing Cream was applied all over the dolls head and once dry wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks.........Lovely. Seeing as the theme is Ice Cream related I decided to make an ice cream cone from scratch to place on the hole on top of the dolls head. The cone was constructed from 300 gsm cardstock which was embossed using a hessian embossing folder. Painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon black and Dry brushed with Media Fluid Acrylic in Grey. The cone was then filled with Scrunched up Tissue Paper and Paper Clay was piped on top to form the ice cream A skull face and spider were attached to give extra creepiness and finally finished with a was of Media Fluid acrylic in grey. A bas was then constructed from the top of a wine bottle box and given the same treatment as the Dolls Head. As an extra Embellishment around the edge of the base a Tim Holtz Die was used to die cut 300gsm cardstock in black to tie the whole project together.
 
 
Creepy Ice Cream Doll Head.
 
A fun project. Hope you will join us over at Haunted Design House and create some creepiness too.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
 
Hugs Fiona.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

New Delicious Darkness Challenge #1

 
I am Super Excited to announce that the very first challenge over at The Delicious Darkness Challenge blog has now gone LIVE................... A brand new 'dark side' challenge blog featuring Delicious Darkness images!..............And I am soooo Excited to be on the Design Team YAY!!!!!!! So for our first challenge it's anything goes folks as long as it Dark and not Cute. You may enter any type of papercraft creation but it MUST be a dark/gothic/alternative creation.
The Challenge runs from the 13th of every month to the 10th of the next so there's plenty of time to play and get creative.
 
 So folks for my first project as a Design Team Player I decided to create a Coffin Box and Pendant to go Inside. I started off with a Tando Creative 3d Coffin box. Once assembled I applied Delicious Darkness Beastly Paper to cover the coffin Lid.  Decoart Media Crackle glaze was then applied and once dry Decoart Media Antiquing cream was applied and the wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks. A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was then applied to seal. A centrepiece was then Die Cut using black glitter card and attached strategically to the coffin lid. A final embellishment of  Delicious Darkness Rams Skully was resized in photoshop to fit on top of the Glitter Embellishment as the main Focus. To finish black satin ribbon was applied around the top edge of the Coffin Lid. The Base of the coffin was then given a coat inside and out of DecoArt Media Acrylic paint in black and when dry Finished with a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish to protect. Now onto the pendant which is to be housed inside the coffin box. Delicious Darkness Rams-Skully was resized in photoshop to fit the pendant base. Glued into place and then DecoArt Media Liquid Glass applied. This is amazing stuff as it drys to a clear glass like resin finish and can also be used to create dimensional elements on your projects. Once Dry the pendant was then strung on a black leather  and Grey sheer ribbon thong to finish. A stylish but Gothic in nature gift. I do hope you will join us over on the Delicious Darkness Challenge blog.
 
 
Coffin Box and Pendant.
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Macabre Monday- Ferocious Furballs.

 
 
Ferocious Furballs
is the new challenge theme. Interpret it any way you'd like,
just make sure an animal of some sort, is involved in some way.
Maybe use a gruesome guinea pig, or some wicked waterfowl
as your inspiration. Who knows, maybe a macabre muskrat
and a catatonic coon hound are more to your liking.
Make it weird, wacky, scary or clinical.
Just don't make it cute!!
 
 
 
For my contribution to the challenge I decided to alter a frame and Turn it into a shrine. I first coated the wooden frame with two coats of Gesso and when dry sanded back to create a smooth Surface. I then applied DecoArt Media Modelling paste through an Andy Skinner Stencil ( Code- Breaker ) to the frame sides and Top. Once dry two coats of DecoArt Media Acrylic paint in black was applied to the whole of the frame inside and out. Decoart Media Crackle glaze was then applied and left to dry. Whilst waiting for the frame to dry the Raven skull was cast using fine detail plaster and the backing for the frame was embossed on 300 gsm cardstock using a spellbinders embossing folder. The backing was then painted with DecoArt Media paint in grey and when dry DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in black was applied then wiped back so it sat nicely in all the crevices to age the background. DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in grey was then applied to the whole of the frame and then wiped back to reveal all the lovely crackle on the frame and the a Coat Of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish applied all over the frame to seal. The Raven skull was then given two coats of DecoArt Traditions Acrylic paint in warm white and when dry a was of DecoArt Media Raw Umber was applied to highlight all the crevices to age the skull. A frame and a centrepiece to attach the skull was then die-cut and given an aged appearance and then attached to the backboard. Finally the skull was attached to the centrepiece and three mini dominoes were glued together and attached either side to the bottom of the frame to create feet. An enjoyable project and quite pleased how this turned out.
 
 
Front View of Shrine.

                                                        Side Angle View of Shrine.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.

Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Macabre Monday- DEJA-VU DOO

The  theme for this weeks challenge is:
DEJA-VU DOO - reuse a previous image, technique, paper, etc. that you recently used, but in a new way. I decided to alter a picture with embossed cardstock. The new way was to add paint techniques to the embossed cardstock instead of leaving as is.

SUPPLIES.


I started with a fish picture I picked up on sale. Didn't like the fish but loved the raised frame effect. I gave this a base coat of DecoArt  Traditions Acryic paint in black. Once dry I applied DecoArt Media Antiquing crème in Patina and once dry wiped back so it sat nicely in all the nooks and crannies of the frame. This was then given a coat of DecoArt Media Ultra Matte Varnish to seal.

                                                                   Fish Picture before.

I then embossed a piece of 300gsm cardstock which was cut and measured to fit the frame. Ran through my ebosser and then painted with DecoArt Media Acrylics using a technique by Andy Skinner which can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vJIQKbeHXI&feature=youtu.be

Whilst the background was drying I altered a wooden skull to be the main focus of the piece. I applied DecoArt Media Cracle paste to the skull and once dry gave a coat of DecoArt Media Antiquing crème in black and wiped back to define all of the lovely cracks. I then sealed with DecoArt Media Ultra Matte varnish. I die-cut an embellishment for the forehead of the skull using a spellbinders die and gave the same treatment as the base of the frame. Attached to the centre of the skull to finish.  Voilla Finished.

                                                               Finished Frame.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.