October 23, 2016

Creating A Creepy Canvas

Happy October everyone, this is the month when the weather turns a bit cooler, it gets darker earlier in the evening and it's time for spooky and eerie projects to be created. Today I'm up on Art Anthology's blog with my design team project and I created a mixed media canvas filled with scary delights.
I started with a 8 x 10 canvas and used the back to utilize the niche  for adding my fun Halloween bottles and embellishments. The frame and outside of the canvas was textured using cheesecloth and dimensional paint from Art Anthology. 
Rock Candy crackle paint was applied to the outside of the bottles and allowed to dry naturally for the beautiful crackes to fill the bottles and jars. For the inside backdrop of the canvas I used Tim Holtz Paper Stash Halloween and splattered some AA Minx Ink for a bloody effect. 
For the sugar in the spoon, Distress Rock Candy glitter was added, and to achieve the spider web look, I allowed hot glue strands to catch on the sides of he canvas. The tubing used is simply some plumbers tubing I got at the $1.00 store. Go grab yourself some old bottles and fix yourself a scary laboratory for part of your Halloween decor. 
I will be entering this piece in the following wonderful challenges: 
Mixed Media World - Things To Alter
Love to Create - Anything Creative - Mixed Media
Frilly and Funky - A Very Vintage Halloween
A Vintage Journey - Make It Spooky
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - October Challenge

For your viewing I have included a snapguide tutorial for more photos and step x step process. 


Redanne said...

This is most definitely very spooky indeed! I love the crackle on the bottles and the edges of the canvas are beautifully grungy. A very creepy canvas.... Thanks so much for joining in our 'Make it Spooky' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

Katie Lamb said...

gorgeous project and love all the gory bits

Sandra Wright said...

Hi Toni..lovely to see you enter our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..with such a fabulous canvas...I love it, love your attention to detail.
I had to look for your blog,unfortunately your link to your entry dosen't work...
Thank you for joining us this month..hope to see you again soon..xx

Suzanne C said...

Very creepy and eery! Lovely depth of texture and embellishments. Thanks for playing along in the Very Vintage Halloween Challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Halloween project Toni! So many wonderful and creepy details, love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Vintage Halloween' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Jenny Marples said...

This is fantastic Toni! I love the attention to detail on the bottles and splatters of 'blood'. Great guide too. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and A Vintage Journey xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your canvas Toni. It is so spooky indeed. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

butterfly said...

Brilliant mixed media piece - love the crackled glass and splattered blood - really fabulously gory! Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Spooktacular Toni, love all those wonderful potion bottles filled with gore and goodness, thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

Lena Holmström said...

Is a creepy but i love it.Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media World

Lena Holmström said...

Is a creepy but i love it.Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media World

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