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Friday, October 31, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 31 with MO

Welcome to the last  day of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
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Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2014, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here

The final day of this crazy hop, Think it went by so fast, but still a lot of goodies to see today in the hop.

Mo here today and I have a few projects to show you, starting with a lantern (everyone needs one this night)

I used a lantern I bought it had a text on it in white, I scraped it off using a knife and cleaned the glass using rubbing alcohol.

Then I spayed Deco Art Americana Acrylic Matte Sealer/finisher on the glass, let dry overnight.
Mask the parts you don't want paint on and use chalkboard paint to paint 2 bands leaving the middle part un painted. see pic.





Next use the rubber stamp from the Morte set ( designed by Rick St. dennis available at Smeared Ink) and archival jet black ink to sramp on the glass, careful not to smudge and let the ink dry before touching.  The Sealer makes the glass less slippery so it will be easier to stamp.






this is what it looks like in the dark


cool huh?



Next is an altered box


this started as a cardboard box .
The skull is a Rick St. dennis stamp from the Morte set by Smeared Ink, it was stamped in clay. when dry it was glues to the box cover. The rest of the lid was coverd using Deco Art Modeling paste.

when dry add American Acryloc gesso .

  next is a thin layer of Deco Art Texture Sand. The colour is a mix of Deco Art Media fluids Phtalo Turquoise, Phtalo Green Blue, Paynes grey and Quinacidone gold

last project is a tag using a rubber stamp designed by Rick St. Dennis, calld Skelly ton,  and available at I Brake for Stamps



the back ground is embossed and coloured using Deco Art Metallic lusttres.   Lavish Green for the branch die,The back ground :  Cosmic Blue , Elegant Emerald and Majestic purple


so that it folks, ....


Many thanks to:

 Terra and Tori from Smeared Ink for organizing this insane hop, 

All horrifying Hoppers for visiting us and leaving all the nice comments.

A very big thank you to the Airless Chambers crew members  who created some awesome projects to show here and kept an eye on the blog when I was not around .  (Bonnie, Helen, Lady B, Karen, Sue, Teresa and ofcourse Rick and his students).


enjoy the rest of the hop and have a very scary Halloween, see you for Creepmas maybe ?


BTW this is Dead Santa (duh!) a Rick St. dennis digi, you can find him here on Zibbet, and here on Etsy

Thursday, October 30, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 30 with Bonnie


Welcome to day 30 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
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Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2013, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here.


It's Bonnie here today with Hester Hoopgarten and her pantry cupboard. Hester can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop. I coloured Hester and her little scorpion friend with Prismacolor pencils, fussy cutting them while leaving a narrow white border. The image was then matted on black cardstock and cut out again, giving it more strength. Hester needed that so she could remain unbending and inflexible...as usual.


Hester's cupboard is a masonite hutch shrine from Coffee Break Designs. It measures 4.5" tall by 2.75" wide and 1.25" deep.The insides were all covered with Halloween paper scraps adhered with matte medium. Once it was glued together, the outside was covered with a spider web designed paper and the raw paper edges were inked with a black Big brush pen. A drippy border was die cut from red and black cardstock which were offset to create a shadow and greater contrast. A spider web was die cut from black cardstock and then painted with Clear Wink of Stella before being trimmed and adhered to the upper right corner.


Because this is Hester's pantry, two large and three smaller bottles were stored in it with such yummy ingredients as Spider Legs, Bat Blood, Slime of Snails, and Foul Breath Mints (Vectoria Designs labels). A skeleton hand was adhered to the top of the hutch with Glossy Accents and Hester's message, Want me to spell it out for you, was printed on handmade paper. The message was then torn around (we don't give Hester sharp objects like scissors) and inked with Vintage Photo. Beware! She means business.

Thanks for visiting Hester Hoopgarten, her scorpion, and me today. The 31 Days of Halloween is nearly over...it's been a scream! Happy Hopping!

Bonnie

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 29 with MO

Welcome to day 29 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
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Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2014, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here

Hi Mo here

today I have an Art Journal page for you

The image used is a Rick St.dennis digi called Plague he can be found on Etsy too here

The background is a gelli print and I added some stenceling afterwards

The image is coloured using Prismacolour pencils.

Products used for the background :
Deco Art Americana Acrylics  in colours lamp black, spiced pumpkin, red alert, winter blue and  lilac
Stencils used Deco Art Aztec stencil.

The quote is from 'IT" and is handwritten using Deco Art glass paintmarkers in black and white, It says Ï'm everything you were ever afraid of" thought that fitted Mr, Scary Skull well :-)



Have fun hopping see you all again tomorrow, 
Don't forget we have a DT call and a challenge  here


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 28 with Bonnie

Welcome to day 28 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
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Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2013, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here


It's Bonnie here today with a tag for my Day 28 project featuring the RSD image Halloween Pals which can be found in Rick's Zibbet and Etsy shops. This madcap crew makes me smile big time! They look like they are having such fun. I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut the image with a narrow white border to help it stand out against the background. It was then popped up on foam tape for a little dimension and shadow.


The background began as a black #8 tag which I matted in shimmery orange cardstock after adding washi tape to the bottom edge. The hole at the top was covered by a star sticker and black grosgrain ribbon with white stitching was added to the back as a topper.


The sentiment was computer generated. It seemed appropriate since I really do drive a stick shift and am always amused by people's reactions. The other sentiment I almost went with was "Dance Like No One is Witching". The edges of the sentiment were inked with Dried Marigold Distress ink to grunge it up a little and continue the orange throughout the tag. The little bat is holographic so it changes colour as the light shifts and adds a fun bit of shine to the piece.

Thanks for visiting the Halloween Pals and me today. We appreciate your fine company. Happy Hopping!
Bonnie

Monday, October 27, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 27 with Sue

Welcome to day 27 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
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Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2013, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here


Original Sin
Coloured by Sue

A really menacing Demon. From the darkest bit of Rick's imagination here is the Demon holding an apple. Make of it what you will.... personally I don't think I need an apple that badly. 
Printed onto neenah which I think works so well with the promarkers I use to colour these images. I always use Craft Artist 2 to neaten up my coloured edges and to remove the white surrounding the image and then just a bit of embellishment and sentiment.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 26 with Helen

Welcome to day 26  of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
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Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2013, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here

Morning peeps
THAT day is creeping nearer, less than a week to go! Are you excited yet?

I have a card with a bit of a difference to day - it can keep some amused for a while. A never-ending card.
I used images Halloween Cheer, Madama de la Noche,  Sugar Skulls, and an old favourite of mine - Skull with Roses.


Other stamps used are from Smeared Ink and the web is T.Holtz
The front

flip 1

flip 2

flip 3

Flip again and you're back to the beginning. 

Thank you for taking time to come visiting. 
Happy Hopping

Saturday, October 25, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 25 with Lady B

Welcome to day 25 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
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Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2013, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here

Hey all!  We are almost to the finish!  How excited are you for Halloween?!
I'm Lady B and I have a hybrid project and a sneak peak of a project I have in the works.  First up is my hybrid project. Click image to enlarge.


I used the digi stamp "SH ENFORCER" drawn by Rick St. Dennis MFA.  I colored him with Copic markers and scanned him to my pc.  I then added him to a scene I created in PSE 8.  The background is Itkupilli and the other digi elements (pumpkin, black cat, bats, light effects) are from Lotta Designs on Oscraps.

Below are some pics of a project I'm working on.  I'm making a Witch's House.  The cut file is from SVG Cuts from their "Haunted Forest" kit.  Forgive the poor lighting as I craft very late at night. I would have finished this, but I ran out of glue.  How can one run out of glue?  Click pics to enlarge. The stamped images are portions of Rick's "Voodoo" and "Morte" stamp sets sold exclusively as "Past Offerings" by Smeared Ink's Rubber Club.  The good news is now you can buy deeply etched red rubber without being a member of the Rubber Club!





Here are pics of two of Rick's Rubber Stamp Sets used in my project above:
"Morte"
"Voodoo"
If you prefer rubber over digital stamps, here are more of Rick's Rubber Stamp Sets sold by Smeared Ink:
"Dark Holidaze"
"Haunted Places 2"
"Haunted Places 1"

Of course, for digi lovers like myself, be sure to check out Rick's Zibbet (with over 900 images) and Etsy (with instant downloads) Shoppes.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 24 with Rick

Welcome to day 24  of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
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Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2013, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here

Today we have a special feature from Rick, himself:

Hi , Today I was asked to share some work from my students that I teach at The Center O C.

I was fortunate to win a grant to support the classes from THE KENNETH A PICERNE Foundation, a wonderful company that supports the arts in Orange and North San Diego Counties.

It has been so gratifying for me to have a group of wonderful folks from early 20's to 75 years young, many of whom have never held an artists brush or used watercolours or acrylics.

We were asked by The Center O C to participate in the annual BOO BOWL fundraising event; each group decorates a faux pumpkin-the pumpkins are sold at silent auction with the proceeds going to The Center-the group whose entry garners the highest bid amount gets treated to a Pizza Party.

My Art group is decorating 3 pumpkins-one for the Tuesday Art Class, One for The Thursday Workshop and one for the Tuesday Morning Senior social (since they didn't have anyone willing to do one for them.

Its hard to get good pictures because of poor lighting but one of my students "RON" is an accomplished photographer and he took the shots I am sharing with my little digital camera.

We also finished late on some items so Vaughn used her phone for the last minute shots.

Here are some shots of the "SCENIC" pumpkin we did. This was worked on by Ted Mowry who did much of the major blocking in of the "folk art" scene-once Ted had worked on it for several days I added some details like the cornfield with the scarecrow and most of the figures of witches and goblins etc-we have a great time working together on things-at times 3 or 4 people will contribute to one project!




 We almost have a running joke-Ted will work on a project just so long and then he will hand it across the table to me saying, "Ok Rick, do your magic."

I try to make sure that my magic wand is not always available and sometimes I do make them finish things themselves.


Next we have The ZENTANGLE Pumpkin - the original ides was to have each student do a section but as we progressed it became obvious that such a route would be almost impossible so Vaughn who had started the Zentangle pumpkin handed off to me-I added some large motifs -she connected them with intricate Zentangle designs and finally I added some colour washes-Judy varnished it and added some sparkles-I think this is my favorite of the three projects!!! Thanks to Vaughn for her hard work!




The pumpkin was painted with Buttermilk Americana Acrylic-the lobe work was done with various Sharpies and the colour was added with watered down washes of various Americana Acrylics from Deco Art.


We also did a Hallowen Monster Pumpkin which was passed around between Ted, Alberta, Myself and others-Ted did the traditional Witch, Iadded ghosrs and goblins and Alberta did the rest.







We also decided to hand paint some MASKS-I figured that at an event such as this some people will not want to wear a costume so they will feel left out-so if we have some fun masks they can grab one at the party and help support the programs at The Center!

Ted Mowry's "broken Doll" and a scenic mask:





Judy's Wisteria Mask that she and I worked on together-its encrusted with pink and purple rhinestones and her swirl mask-this is Judy's personal style and people love it-we haven't got the rhinestones on this one yet:




 Ron is still working on his mask which is a combination of hand drawn Zentangle shapes and stamping using one of the images from my MORTE set by SMEARED AND SMUDGED:


 Here's a couple I did with folk art roses and tendrils-we added a few stones just for a bit of sparkle (everyone wants to sparkle at a Halloween party).


This one is BLACK and the next one is Venetian Gold


On Thursday Alberta, Judy, Leah and Vaughn all really pitched in and we got a huge amount done.

Judy on beads, Vaughn on Zentangle Pumpkin, Alberta doing various motifs on the folk art pumpkin-Leah lending moral support-I just painted projects as fast as I could to get things finished up.

Here are some pics from Thursday:


Alberta showing the vampire, mummy and ghosts she freehanded onto the folk art pumpkin



The wonderful traditional witch is by TED and Rick did the Halloween spirit


Judy rhinestoneing away with her tweezers


One side of the zentangle pumpkin which Vaughn has done most of-we are adding some light transparent washes to "pop" some of the larger motifs



Vaughn shows off the Harvest pumpkin mask complete with cornstalks and an owl
That's RON's silver mask laying on the table



Wayne Petit did all of the foundation work on this Zombie I just added to gory gashes-I think its very successful-the red areas are varnished with triple thick glass while the rest is matte finish-That makes the wounds looks "wet" - Judy added some tiny stones in red and Zombie green that give a subtle twinkle that really brings the project alive

Ron's mask after being worked over by Myself, Donna and others:



Finally a great original design by Zavis


and a sparkling beauty by JUDY



I will report back after the event and let everyone know how it all came out.

All of these projects are painted with DECO ART AMERICANA products:
Premium Acrylics, Craft Twinkles, Metallic, Triple Thick and Matte Varnish.

The masks came from AMAZON and were pre-primed in matte white-the pumpkins are the Faux Foam type that can be "carved" and were originally orange.

For more information about Rick's classes at THE CENTER O C you can visit his Artist Outreach Blog HERE.

The ART classes at The Center O C are open to adults interested in exploring their artistic talents and are held Tuesday and Thursday afternoons- in 2015 it is hoped that classes may be expanded to 3 times a week including one evening class.

If you would care to make a tax deductible contribution to this worthwhile program please contact The Center O C HERE.

Enjoy the hop and we will see you tomorrow!
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