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September 20, 2010

Studio L3 & Simon Says Challenge " Things That Go Bump In The Night"

Simon Says blog challenge is "GRUNGE" and so is Studio L3. What is there not to love about grunge. It's this wonderful artist material that can be used in so many different ways. I chose to use it as my canvas.
At Studio L3 we are working on challenge # 15 on page 53 of Timmy's book. Now I have to admit, I wasn't sure what was meant by "Agate on Grunge" till I talked it over with my sister (she is so smart). This is a technique I do frequently and love it. Alcohol inks have got to be one of my favorite things to use, other than my DI's.
For my "Things That Go Bump In The Night" I used Grungepaper for my entire canvas, and coated it with Gesso means I don't have any Dabbers (shame, shame on me). I used Pitch Black, Pebble, & Gold alcohol inks for the sky, then Terracotta, Ginger, Butterscotch, Espresso & Copper for the earth, and lots and lots of Blending Solution. I used Black Archival Ink for the stamped images which are a combination of
Oxford Impressions "Wicked" & Cherry Pie Stamps "Dark Boundaries"

25 comments:

Helen said...

What a great picture you've created!

Yelowflower said...

isn't gesso such a life saver? this looks awesome...the two different backgrounds are so neat

Sue West said...

Ooh Toni, I think this is totally fabulous. Love the way you used your background colours, and those stamped images are brilliant. We don't really do Halloween in the UK, but I can feel a culture shift coming on, I'm going to need some spooky stuff soon.
Sue X

wearestampers said...

Very Cool!!!!

Terry said...

Oh your challenge piece is absolute spooky fun! Love the images you used with the background!!!

24 crowns said...

toni, you are getting to be quite an artist. I love the blending of the sky and the colors are great I love the gesso to work with it hides a lot of stuff. the stamps gets everyone in the halloween mood.mom

donna said...

This is totally AWESOME!

Sue said...

Fabby grungy Halloween scene!!

Jackie said...

A great Halloween card, Toni. I love how youve used the alcohol inks. The grunge effect is gorgeous!

Netty said...

Oh wow Toni this is beyond superb its brilliance personified. Annette x

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunniung.

mustavcoffee said...

Have to tell you how much I like your work, it's wonderful!! :0) xx

CuddlyBunny said...

Toni! This is freakin' brilliant!

Your overcast night sky with the moon peeking through ... skeletons rising from the soil!

You created a short film on canvas! Wow!

Nancy said...

This is awesome!!! Absolutely love it!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

Shawn Caro said...

Oh yes--I love them bones! This is one of my favorite pieces of yours. Can I have it! Love you Sis. Thanks for the Shout out.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is so stunning!!! I grabbed some coworkers to show them and they agree! The colors are beautiful and I like how you made a scene :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

LynneForsythe said...

What a great idea!! I need to remember this!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Daniele said...

great piece of art

Allison said...

fabulous
AllisonX

Dawn said...

Oh wow this is fabby hun and I love you used your grunge as a canvas fabby idea and this looks really good

Love Dawn xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is awesome, Toni! I love the incredible design you created-- it's such a cool, spooky scene, but also really beautiful. The gesso is a great alternative for this technique-- it gives a very different effect than the original product, but it's equally cool and I can see using it a lot! This looks very much like a fine painting on canvas, and it's totally wonderful!

Kim said...

Wow..what a great piece! I love your two different backgrounds (and good to know gesso works as well..thanks.) And your stamps are awesome!

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the effect you achieved with the agate technique. :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, I love the way you used the grungepaper as your canvas. The piece you created is so wonderfully full of vintage spookiness. I'm in awe of the effects you achieved with the alcohol inks. Great piece! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

nichtniedlich said...

what a scary fairy mood! And what fabulous stamps! Simply adorable ...
hugs serafeena

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