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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Dark World of Carnivals

Hi!  Lady Brayton here!  I made some creepy fun inspiration for everyone today using Rick St. Dennis images, but the images are no longer offered as digital singles. Instead, pages upon pages of these awesome images as well as scenes can be found in Rick's "The Dark World of Carnivals" adult colouring book which is listed in the comments below.  This is brilliant because you don't have to think about what to create with the images.  You can just colour and enjoy!  Anyway, if you're looking for digital singles or sets, many other cool images can be found in Rick St Dennis Mfa​'s Etsy and Zibbet shops.  Also, both shops have instant downloads so you can have instant gratification. The zibbet shop has the more mainstream images and the Etsy shop has the darker images.

My piece is a mix of copic coloured images as well as digitally coloured images and the scene was created in Photoshop.  I added some elements and light effects from Mischief Circus, Gothic Inspirations, and Lotta Designs. Click the image to enlarge.  Cheers!




To purchase "The Dark World of Carnivals", check the links below.


the dark world of carnivals

Authored by Rick St. dennis
Drawings by Rick St. dennis
Cover design or artwork by Monique Van Dijk
Guest editor Bonnie Irvine
Assisted by Monique Van Dijk
Edition: 1
a combination colouring book/informational nook about one artists reflections on the American Carnival. Many full page detailed illustrations interspersed with short one page essays, quotes and quips about Carnivals-the publication does not attempt to be definitive it's aimed at a market that would enjoy a scary carnival film or story combined with whimsical drawings teen to adult softcover suitable for colouring with dry media (pencils, Crayons).



Publication Date:
jan 21 2016
ISBN/EAN13:
1523641274 / 9781523641277
Page Count:
72
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Non-Classifiable / Non-Classifiable


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Plague triptych

My DT project for Rick St.dennis combined with the Andy Skinner class in Wanderlust, Stamping in modeling paste (is much harder than you think) .

Products used:  Deco Art Media fluid Acrylics in :Pyrole Red, Cobalt Teal Hue, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Prussian Blue, Quinacridone gold, Paynes Grey, Primary Yellow.  Deco Art Media Antiquing cream in Carbon Black. Deco Art Media Matte MediumDeco Art Media Tinting base and Crakle paintDeco Art Media  Modeling PasteDeco Art Media GessoDeco Art Media  Crackle Glaze, and  Matte Varnish Deco Art Americana Weathered wood, Deco Art Americana acrylics in Traditional Burnt Umber, Antique White and Deco Art Dazzling Metallics in Venetian Gold. Deco Art Metallic Lustres in Black Shimmer and Copper Kettle.
 The plague doctor is called Dr. Noir and is a digi specially drawn for this project by Rick St.dennis (thanks Boss, you are the best !!). The skulls are stamped in the modeling past (nightmares.....the paste has to be dry enough to not be too sticky but not too dry so it won't get the impression of the stamp.  This is take 2, take 1 desperately failed, which is my fault cuz I have been warned to practise on a test piece first, but I am just too impatient so I just jumped in with the real thing lol). The skull stamp is from the Morte set designed by Rick St.dennis and sold by Smeared Ink but no longer available since they went out of business. The Tryptich is MDF and bought at a dutch store called Action (sorta like a dollar store kind of store), it came with all kinds of cute decoupage images that I threw away immediately, cuz  who wants a cute cats and roses and a home sweet home tryptich .....This just screamed to be turned into somethng scary.

 I gessoed the triptych on all sides  and followed the instructions of the Andy Skinner class ( sorry I can't share those but if you check out the Deco Art Mixed Media program here you will find videos how to use Deco Art Media products to get a simular effect.
For the frame and hinges that are on the back of the Triptych I used Tim Holtz alterations dies and cardboard/ cardstock. If you look closely you will see the same skull stamp that has been pressed in the modeling paste, stamped on the crackled background behind the mask.


 The digi is a plague doctor in steampunk style, so I adjusted the background to steampunk style using gear stamps, stamped in venetian gold paint (it jut had to be venetian gold lol). the side pannels were painted in Antiqu white first and got a crackle glaze layer over them when stamping as done. The digi was coloured and scanned then resized to fit the pannels and mirrored, printed on a laser jet color printer. Cut them out and used matte media to glue them on.


The mask was bought on my trip to Venice last year, I am facinated by the Plague masks you find there on evere street ( or canal ) corner, but I could not take a big one on the plane with me. So I bought 2 fridge magnet plague masks with the idea to use them in my craft projects someday :-)

And because I was inspred by the shrines you find in Venice I thought this was the perfect match, I just had to age it a bit and get rid of the gold and glitter. So I sanded it and gessoed it. next painted it Antique white and added crackle glaze and antiquing cream.

the back of the triptych I painted to make it look like wood boards, I use Tradiditional Burnt Uber and a sponge, used a paint brush to make lines and stamped crackles using the Andy Skinner Crackle stamp by Stampendous.
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