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.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing shrine, Fi! The textures you achieve are beyond fabulous and that skull looks totally real. LOVE this! xxD