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Darkness belongs to the dead... Canvas

Darkness...I wanted to make a really dark/spooky canvas for Halloween and I think this fits the bill.....

Welcome to day 30!

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I started off with this Halloween saying...

"Darkness belongs to the dead, the ungodly, and the demons that lurk in our minds."

Here's what I did:  I started off by applying a couple coats of the Art Anthology Trolley Grey dimensional paint to the canvas which I let dry between layers for maximum depth and dimension.

Applying the first coat...

Then I painted my hands - one at a time of course and pressed them onto the canvas...

Looks pretty dang scary at this point huh?

I then messed around with a skull from the Screaming Skulls collage sheet which I printed on a piece of Craft Attitude Film.  Once dry it was glued to the canvas.

I then used an oil pastel around the image and outside edge of the canvas.  I smudged it around with my finger.  To finish it off I wrote the dark sentiment over and over across the canvas with a gold pen.    I had to take the photo at an extreme angle because looking head on you couldn't see or read the writing very an angle it shows up great.  

I think it turned out pretty creepy don't you?

ArtAnthology supplies: Sorbet - Big Dip O' Ruby, Trolley Grey

Altered Pages supplies: Canvas, Screaming Skulls Collage Sheet, Oil Pastels

Other: Craft Attitude Film, Gold Pen 
Now we have a project from 
Diana Hetherington Designer
See details of Diana's project HERE
on the Art Anthology Blog!

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