Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Make it Scary Mum...

Well that is what Edward told me when I suggested making a canvas for his newly decorated bedroom, but we have placed it our of direct eye-shot as he falls asleep just in case of nightmares!  I was feeling a bit mojo'less this morning so went blog hopping and hopped over to Hels blog (ink on my fingers) - and as a result I have done my first ever blog challenge - Sunday Stamper - Halloween. I had made this piece of fabric paper (blogged below)  and it just cried out 'Gothic/ghosts/skull/Halloween.. or something! it just was never doing to be pretty. I like skeletons so I made another sheet of plain white fabric paper and cut a skull from it, coloured it a bit, machine stitched it onto the background after stamping some cobwebs using a previous unused embossing powder, called snowflake - white and glittery - I expect you are supposed to used it on Christmas cards! - anyway.... now what do I do with a piece of skull embellished FP?? ..... Put in on a canvas of course!!

.......and so we did. Edward and I are both very happy with the result. The canvas was sponged with some left over orange emulsion from his bedroom. 'Tims' cobweb masks in each corner and as Edward is going through a bit of a 'gargoyle' phase at the moment I used some new Gargoyle stamps mummy just had to buy, stamped onto cream coloured metal and 'puffed' out, filled from behind with lightweight polyfilla and then cut close to the edges, they look really effective I think. They are standing on two pillars of my new Ferro paints. Grungepaper bats and a few stamped skeletons.. Skeletons, bones and hands are Halloween bits and pieces from the £shop an odd bit of broken bamboo I found in the garden - beautifully weathered, and it all hangs from a chain found in the garage left over from a party..... (no not that sort of party!! - a 70's Birthday party where Matt and I dressed up as punks!)
Throughly enjoyed myself this afternoon!


  1. I love the effect you got!!!

  2. Lucky Edward getting this bespoke art in his it loads! Thanks for joinin in and making the Sunday Stamper your first challenge..hope to see you back again next week :O))

  3. WOW! Your piece is amazing! Lucky Edward, he has a talented Mom. Happy Halloween!

  4. Excellent piece .. ghouls and ghosts...eeeek !

  5. Scary!!!!
    Great canvas Nicks..... (and whaddya mean 'mummy just HAD to buy'????) LOL As if Mummy needed any excuse............

  6. oh this is FAB i bet he loves it, lucky Edward and it looks like it was so much fun to make xxx

  7. Fantastic work as ever Nicks. Is that Viv getting on your case too about stamp purchases? I've stopped telling her....


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