Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Black and White with a little red ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I only just got this project finished lol! It’s taken me a while to get it right, now I know that mixed media isn’t about getting it right all the time but I need these girlies to look like Vampire Witches and that’s what has taken me some time. Anyways here is this month’s journal pages …

A double page spread of Vampire Witches
Vampire Witch #1
Vampire Witch #2

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Inky Mess Challenge #15 Anything Goes

Love to Create Challenge #1 Mixed Media Anything Goes

I started creating this journal page much earlier this month and I roughly drew the girls in pencil onto white Sheena stamping card. They’ve been rubbed out multiple times on my card because they were too cute. I wanted a real goth like or vampire feel rather than cute girls in make up looking like zombies because it’s All Hallows Eve. Once I had drawn them correctly I watercoloured them but they didn’t look right. Then I started to add layers of acrylic paint in grey, black, a deep red for lips, silver for the eyes and white for light and highlights. Once I had finally finished them and put them into my mixed media journal they were lacking so I stamped the flowers with and coloured them with H2O watercolours. I fussy cut them out and added a floral crown to vampire witch #2. Something was still missing from vampire witch #1 and as I had finally located these chipboard bats I painted one of them black with white and silver accents.

It was only at the last minute that I finally found the chipboard bats, I’ve been looking for them for most of the month and it turns out they were in a box on my desk, grr, I need to sort through some more of my stash again. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Paperbabe Stamp Set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
A5 Pink Pig mixed media journal
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Derwent watercolour sketching pencils
Pebeo acrylic paints
Luminarte H2O watercolour paints
Watercolour pencils
Tando Creative Chipboard: bat
Pebeo white gesso
Collall all purpose glue


Doris Widder said...

Fabulously mixed media journal pages! I love how the pages play off one another and have unique characteristics as well as similarities! The mirrored colors create a cohesive pairing while allowing each to shine on their own as individual works as well. Great take on this month's challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments October Challenge!

Cara said...

These look fabulous! Very impressive x

crafty-stamper said...

Great journal pages -very impressive and love the bats ------Thank you for joining us at A Inky Mess
Carol DT x

rachel said...

wow Karen - these are fabulous - I love them!!! Hugs rachel x