Hi everyone. Happy Wednesday.
With Halloween less than a week away, I thought I'd share a couple of related Halloween journal pages. I enjoy getting a little bit spooky once a year, even if I'm not really very spooky as a person.
My first page is all about Esmeralda and her teenage daughter Trixie. (Both of today's pages were hard to photograph straight as they are in the middle of a big book that wouldn't lie flat. My edges aren't exactly straight.)
I made my page by putting down some printed tissue paper directly on the book page, and then I added a bit of green paint. After that dried, I rubbed on some black paint to create this abstract forest view. Esmeralda is stamped and colored, but Trixie is a die cut as are her 2 kitties.
It is Halloween, and Esmeralda was busy stirring up an appropriate potion. She had asked Trixie to go out and collect some apples to inject the poison into, but Trixie forgot all about the apples once she wandered off. She was too busy looking for her latest crush, Magnus the Wizard. You can see Trixie coming home on my page, holding only an apple core from her snack in one of her hands.
Esmeralda was frustrated as every mom of a teenager can be. She was hoping that Trixie would be more helpful now that she isn't a very young child any longer, but since she wasn't, Esmeralda left Trixie home watching the Hocus Pocus movie when she went off to gather the apples and then deliver the poisoned treats to a local Halloween party. The party is taking place in a haunted house that was built by a local billionaire as an empty shell just for parties on this October holiday.
On this next page Esmeralda has just dropped off the apples and is sneaking away. She hopes that no one will notice that she wasn't a guest but was just a delivery person.
This page started with a 12x12 inch piece of scrap paper that was already printed with the haunted house scene. I added the die cut Esmeralda and some yellow paint for her light. I also added some tape, the stamped and fussy cut moon, a die cut bat as well as a stamped quote. I also rubbed a drop of glue behind Esmeralda to help create a funky moon shadow around her.
And do the party guests eat the poisoned apples Esmeralda made? Since I don't see any silhouettes in the windows, I am guessing they did. They must all be asleep on the floor. It is exactly what Esmeralda wanted to happen, as she can't stand the noise and the loud music on the most important night of the year for witches.
I am linking up to Elle's Fairy Tales, Folktales and Fables: Tell Me a Story challenge at Art Journal Journey. This challenge runs until actual Halloween, so I hope you will join in with a journal page.
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Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope your week is going well.