Friday, October 03, 2014

Zombie Gnomes Mini Canvas

Goood morning, and a very happy October to you! This month is always my favorite....with the spooky stories and things to see, the falling bright leaves, crisp apples, and chubby pumpkins, October is a delight!
Today I have a mini canvas to share (it is 4x5) that I created to bring a little Halloween into Sparkling Gnome Studios.

To begin my canvas, I added some rust, silver, and orange paints to the canvas in small amounts, and then smoothed them out, also including the 4 outsides of the canvas. I had a faux "newspaper" from a local restaurant here in Des Moines, called "Zombie Burger," that had all kinds of funny headlines pertaining to the zombie apocalypse. I cut those on and collaged them onto the page, along with some dark papers from 7 Dots Studio's Cold Country collection. When the glue had dried, I added just a few dots of gesso, and smoothed it over the collaged areas, to mute it somewhat. I wanted my zombie/skeleton gnomes to be the focus.
My next layer was stamping using the Writing Background 4x4, to add a bit of a vintage vibe. The rest was layering on trims and washi tapes until I felt the layering was complete.

I used the awesome Gnome Lady Skeleton as well as the Gnome Skeleton and stamped them onto cardstock, using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. I colored them lightly with watercolor, and placed them on the canvas using 3D foam dots.
The gnomes look so calm and casual, I thought they needed something to be casual about, so I added an UmWowStudio chipboard piece, with zombie hands, at the bottom of the piece.
I'm so excited about how this little canvas came out, and I already have it on the wall in my studio. These gnomes may not sparkle, but they have edge, which definitely has a place in my creative space.
Thanks so much for having a look today, and a very happy fall day to you!

Supply List:
Viva Las VegaStamps! Gnome Lady Skeleton, Gnome Skeleton, Writing Background
Ink: Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts, Ranger
Paint: 13 Arts, Folk Art (Plaid), Sakura
Trims: Webster's Pages
Washi Tape: Tim Holtz
Paper: 7 Dots Studio
Chipboard: UmWowStudio


Corrie Herriman said...

Love this !
Corrie x

Riet Harikini said...

this is really scary, love it!!!

by belle said...

I love the gnome skeletons!! Great canvas Amy!

Karen said...

Great canvas- love the zombie hands!