Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge for the next two weeks is Halloween.
As I love owls, I just couldn’t resist buying the new Arthur Thinlits die set from Tim Holtz and using it to create this Halloween page. I also included a fabulous poem called “On Halloween”, it’s by Nina W. Walter – Happy Halloween!
I started by covering the background with Dioxazine Purple, Deep Violet and Vivid Lime Green acrylic paints using a baby wipe. Then I added the lines by scraping the paint with an old gift card and also applying more paint with the edge of the card; both of which were fun techniques.
Next I created the owl and branch using the Arthur Thinlits die set; cutting the 16 pieces from different coloured papers, edging them with some Black Soot Distress Ink using a blending tool and then piecing them altogether. I coloured the small feather detail that was embossed on the owl Thinlits pieces with an Orange Spectrum Aqua marker so they stood out more.
For the poem, I used a Sizzix Doodle Alphabet & Numbers Thinlits die set to cut out the letters from two different orange papers and then stuck them onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium; this was a bit fiddly and time consuming (grin!). The poem, “On Halloween” by Nina W. Walter, reads:
|The witches fly across the sky|
The owls go,
Who? Who? Who?
The black cats yowl and the green ghosts howl,
Scary Halloween to you!
As T Stands for T Day, I’m sharing my cuppa today and a special treat from my hubby – Happy T Day!
He kindly bought me this box of marshmallow treats as part of my wedding anniversary present last week which are very yummy!
I hope that you’re all staying safe and well!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Liquitex Basics Acrylic Colour (Dioxazine Purple, Deep Violet)
- Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic (Vivid Lime Green)
- Craft Sensations (Luxury Cardstock with Linen Texture – Multicoloured)
- Leon X-Large Coloured Paper Pad
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Arthur 664730)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot)
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Orange, Topaz)
- Pritt Stick
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set (Doodle Alphabet & Numbers by Sophie Guilar)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Try it on Tuesday, as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:
I’m pleased to join the lovely Chris aka Pearshapedchris, who is hosting the Hold The Line challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the lines that I created in the background using the old gift card, the underlined poem title and the actual lines of the poem.
I’m joining in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Halloween challenge with my On Halloween art journal page.
I’m also pleased to join the LTSCB #138 – Fall Back over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my Halloween page too.
I’m also happy to join the Mix It Up Challenge Blog and their Anything Goes + optional twist of Distressing (ink or tool) with the fun gift card techniques I used to apply the paints and the ink I used to distress the edges of owl Thinlits.
I’m also pleased to join the Spooky! challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with my Halloween page too.