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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Just because I felt like it!... D

Hello everyone.  Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.  I know I am.. craft is the name of my game lol.

I had just finished a large project which will be going live in a couple of weeks and wanted to do something different.  I love skeletons and have recently acquired Andy Skinner's Skull mask - I just had to break open that packet and get stuck in lol.  It also serves as a birthday card for one of my sons.  They just love this kind of thing instead of a card.
I had a collage frame lying about.  I gessoed and then painted it with black acrylic.  I lay the mask just as it is and used modelling paste mixed with bronze acrylic paint to cover the entire mask.  I wanted the 3 different skulls in the corner. I stamped and copper embossed my dancing skeleton above the skulls.  The edges of the frame was stamped and heat embossed using spider and web stamp.

I randomly wiped an ink pad down the left hand side of the frame and embossed with copper.  Whilst it was still hot I placed yellow beeswax pellets and mica fragments over the top.  I heated it to melt point and left to dry.  I sprayed over the entire project using various metallic sprays to give it all a lift.  I then used quite lightly heather rub n buff over the skulls and then used mica powder in gold, white and bronze to give a subtle effect.

Now for mother overload of pics!

I do hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and I hope you will visit again real soon.

Hugz Elaine xxx


  1. This is stunning and elegant. I am so impressed with your blog as well,beautiful.Thank you for playing with us at smudgy antics.
    susan s

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous project with great details.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  3. Hi, Elaine,
    This is gorgeous! You know I am a huge fan and think everything you do is fabulous, but I must say, you have outdone yourself! I miss you guys!
    Thanks for dropping this off at our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. WOW - such a lot of work, so many techniques, textures and subtle colours. Your son will adore this for sure. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics

  5. WOW! You are very creative and I love how you used the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations!

  6. This is simply stunning, I realy like skulls too and your project is so cool! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  7. Your project is amazing...thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  8. Wow Elaine, this is amazing! Your lucky son with love this I'm sure! Gorgeous colours and textures throughout, stunning!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!


  9. Really Unique!! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with Love to Create's Anything Goes Challenge this week!! We can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

    Many Blessings,

  10. Great project, its pretty masculine alright. I can see tons of guys liking it :D

    Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT

  11. Definitely a different sort of man card! Love the layering and textures with the embossing over.

    Thanks for joining us at the WOW! Embossing Powder March Challenge and good luck.


  12. Great embossing. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  13. Great colors and texture to your art work, thanks for joining us at CFAS, and good luck.

  14. An interesting project - a fab textural piece. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create,

  15. Wonderful Gothic creation. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft!

  16. Cool!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!



Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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