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Sunday, 10 April 2016

DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program: The Black Death Mixed Media Layout

Hello and welcome

Today i am going to teach you a little about the dark history of the UK, The one the tourism industry like to sugar coat with tacky pens and that crap pewter jewelry you find in the gift shop. Well no amount of sugar could coat this one as The Plague also known as the Black Death killed between 75 to 200 million people across Europe which was about 50% of the population. Here is a wiki link for more info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death.



 This is a Plague Doctor, If dying of a horrible disease that made you flesh turn black on drop off wasn't bad enough you would get a visit from this scary man. The long  nose on the mask was stuffed with herbs to hid the smell of death and was long to prevent the disease from being breathed in. The Plague was spread by flea bite and was not air borne otherwise we would be extinct. The cane was to whack diseased people with to avoid contact with the infected.


The MDF tombstones are from Things to Alter and i painted them with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. The paper roses are inked with DecoArt Media Misters. For the background i used the Pixelated Stencil with some black DecoArt Media Acrylic ink that has been mixed with white texture paste. It created this lovely ash colour which is fitting for the subject.


I used The Coven digital paper pack from Gecko Galz for the paper layers and Mirabelle 12x12 paper pad for the base layer.


Don't worry the red splats are Red Media Mister and not actual blood because that would be gross.


Here is death who i painted with Paynes Grey Media Paint. 


Thank you for visiting and if you would like to see this macabre thing for yourself then pop over to the Falstaff's Museum in Stratford Upon Avon for a bit more dark history.

16 comments:

  1. Just love this make so much Katie, love the history behind it as well, fab fab make x

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  2. That was great. Katie. Fab creation and fab history lesson! X

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  3. Fab layout Katie, I love how you write!

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  4. Great layout and love the history behind it
    Carol x

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  5. Wow amazing Hun xxx love the dark stuff

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  6. Fantastic layout Katie, love the history to. Just wanted to welcome you to my design team and look forward to working with you.

    Hugs Erin xx

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  7. Fantastic layout Katie, love the history to. Just wanted to welcome you to my design team and look forward to working with you.

    Hugs Erin xx

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    1. Thank you Erin and i am looking forward to working with you all

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