Oct 14, 2011
A Spooky Sketch Challenge from Punky Scraps
Halloween has really sparked my mojo. I just can't get enough.
There's a new sketch challenge at Punky Scraps. And we'd love to see your interpretation. Here's the sketch that Marie Johannson created for us:
I liked this sketch because of all the white space. My goal was to stick with minimal embellishments and make it "punky" with lots of texture, ink, and paint. Pink Paislee's Phantom collection is one of my spooky favorites this year, it was an easy choice for the products to use here. All I had to do was add a little gesso,molding paste, inks, and puffy letters from American Crafts. The subject photo was taken from an old Somerset magazine's "Art to Borrow".
I started by dry brushing gesso on a very "busy" page of paper that had random relief images and text. Then the dry paper was trimmed to 10.5 x 10.5. Next, I applied molding paste on top of punchinella using a plastic card. I slightly sanded it when it was completely dry.
Time for color, using one part Liquitex ink to one part water in a Ranger mini mister. Just a little goes a long way so I dabbed a paper towel to take away some of the intensity. I wanted an aged look so I rubbed chalk inks until I achieved "the look". I wanted some of the original patterned paper to show through so I carefully sanded some of the resist areas. Last, I added black pigment ink to the edges.
After adhering the prepared paper to a 12x12 sheet of black/creme paper, I was ready to put the sketch elements together.
Ingredients from Pink Paislee:
Patterned paper - Phantom; Haunted, Mystic (b side), Apparation
Stickers - Phantom and Hometown Summer (border sticker)
Transparancy - Phantom
Thickers; Honey puffy letters, tiny bat confetti, black cardstock
Don't forget to check out Paper Issues Halloween link party. There's tons of inspo to see.
Thanks for stopping by.