I particularly like how this journal page came out. For me, it has just enough Gothic spookiness and not too much traditional Halloween. (Not that traditional Halloween isn't fun-but I have been working on trying to expand my holiday art outside of that box. It is not as easy for me as it is for some people. I think my brain gets stuck in the traditional mode because I love those images and characters. However, I also love real Gothic-not the new skulls and flames and that kind of thing, but the old ruins, and the kind of images that pop to mind when you think of Macbeth or Hamlet.)
Unfortunately the gold metallic paint is reflecting a bit of light on the right side, so the tree I hand painted in isn't very easy to see.
Oh that metallic paint, eh?
The background is a Gelli print that I then stenciled the arches over.
I am really happy with the 2 skulls sitting on the window ledges. I stamped them in black, and then used skin tone gouache over the stamp, and it really left some nice shadow effects. I'm going to add that effect to my toolbox and definitely make more use of it.
Along the bottom border I used this cemetery die cut. I use 2 copies of this, but cut up and pasted in a slightly different arrangement to make it looks a little more interesting.
And since it is Friday, I am linking this page to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Kristen and Eva for hosting.
And since there is some architecture in this page, I am also linking it to Art Journal Journey. Thanks to Sheila the guest hostess this month for picking this interesting theme.
Stop by both cites to check out some really interesting and creative pieces of art!
So I still have some photos to show you from a road trip adventure I took 2 weekends ago. Today I have some covered bridge architecture.
There really are some intricate construction techniques going on here.
And a few little more artsy shots.
That's it for me. Hope you have some fun plans for weekend ahead, and thanks for stopping by my blog.