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Monday, 15 October 2018

Bleeding Art October Challenge Blingy Skulls

Hi all

we have a new mixed media challenge starting up in October. It is a bit different to other mixed media challenges as we want to see your Canvases, Shrines, assemblages, anything free standing, anything that can be hung on the wall or that uses recycled items. I am sure you creative lot will have other ideas to share too.

Here is my first project for the October challenge and yes like a giddy child i have jumped straight into Halloween with these mixed media skulls.




I tried three different types of medium on each skull. This one is texture crackle paste and it dries like cracked stone so very lovely. I then painted it and covered it in as many gems as i could. I thought blinging up one side looked more edgy, well i saw this on Pinterest and had a go but it looks nothing like the original idea.



Skull number two was covered in cheesecloth you know that stuff 19th century mediums liked to regurgitate and pretend were ghosts. Anyway stuck to a skull and painted over with acrylic paint gives the project a nice texture.


I added a few beads first but it look bland so i added micro beads using heavy gel medium, It needed something else so i added a pile more pearl beads down the front to give it a full bling look. I added flowers to the other eye socket, i think it looks less creepy without a gaping hole for an eye but that is just me.


Skull number three was covered in texture sand paste which when dries looks like a stone surface. I painted it orange and then added bling to a chip board spider. 



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22 comments:

Tracy Welham said...

Oh my goodness Katie, I love them all, these colours are so awesome too. Creative Blessings. Tracy x

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantasticcccccccccc Katie love the skull with spider eye
Gr Karin

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! WOW! and WOW!, fabulous work.
Faith
x

Nancy said...

Wow, Katie! You do have an incredible talent for this kind of project! I wouldn't know where to begin! They're fascinatingly creative! :o)

Gwyneth said...

Very eyecatching creations. That spider is stunning.
GG

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOH! These rock, Katie! Love the texture and bling. Can't pick a fave. Hey, you might want to fix your link over at the blog challenge because it doesn't work and thanks for drawing it to my attention on HDH FB. Hope I can play sometimes. xxD

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Kate.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Donna
I have fixed the link now

Cathy Frailey said...

Fantastic job, my friend!

Laine said...

So colourful and detailed!

Zowie Dixon said...

Fabulous Katie, hugs Zowie x

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Tracy

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Karin

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Faith

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Nancy

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you GG

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Linda

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Cathy

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Laine

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Zowie

Matter of Crafts said...

Super colorful and bejeweled! :)

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you