Sunday, 25 October 2015

An altered display thingy -- Halloween style.

A friend gave me this, thinking that I would do something with it. I have but several years after it was given to me. It seemed to suit several challenges.
I painted it with chocolate fresco paint, crackle glaze. and finished it with a layer of Victorian lace fresco paint. I papered the back wall with some of Tim's paper and cut out some of the poison adverts. I coloured them slightly with distress inks. I made two shelves out of thin wood and papered them. After sticking them to the back I painted some bottles to sit on the shelf and some skulls for the lower one.  A picture of E A Poe was adhered to the back with a few bats to keep him company. I added some spider webs with some fine webby stuff and some web fabric, with a rather large spider. I dislike spiders with a passion.
The skeleton and bottom border with the pumpkins was added to finish it off.




I am entering this in the following challenges: 

11 comments:

Meggymay said...

A fabulous Halloween project Wendy. It has taken me ages to look at all the super details. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils as well.
Yvonne xx

chrissie said...

Wonderful project Wendy with lots to look at wonderful textures

Love Chrissie xx

Heather said...

There is so much to see in this design and so much work went into it. I hope it does well in the challenges you have entered.

Anonymous said...

Creepy cool!

Nan Bourdeu said...

Being a Poe fan I am in love with this lovely! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Fabulous piece of art! So many interesting details! Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

Sharon Smith said...

Love the details, so glad you hung on to the Box thingy, these things come in useful eventually:))
Thank you for jointing us at Stamps and Stencils..

Sharon xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

ooo I love skellies - beautiful -Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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Angela Radford said...

Hi Wendy, a brilliant display Thingy! love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

Brittany King said...

You peice was so much fun to look at. So many details and reference to poe set a great halloween mood. Thank you for sharing it at The Mirror Crack'd.

Lin said...

What a fabulous Halloween creation. Love all the details. Those little skulls on the shelf are very creepy. I am with you on the spider front, they terrify me!

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin
The Mirror Crack'd

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