This week at Haunted Design House it's Hot as Hell in here. Use flames or something that requires heat, burning, scorching or wet embossing to create a dark, Gothic or Halloween based art piece. WooHoo! Bring out the blow torch for something other than creme brulee. Ummm...harder than I thought.
I used a flames image from the net and printed it many times (thank GOD!). I left one in tact for a background, and then burned another (and another and...)to create the raised frame. First used a Nestie to create an opening, then my handy blow torch to singe the edges. CAUTION! Do not do this indoors. First failed attempt. Yowzers! My sneaks are still smoldering stomping that puppy out. I'm not gonna tell ya how many tries this took. LOL
The fab image is a freebie from Sister Minion Ike. I've colored with Copics and scanned the image and fussy cut parts to add dimension. Wonder how I did the flames?
This image is not a png and I haven't the foggiest how to make it one. I wanted the flames behind to be paper pieced with the flames image so I flipped Ike's image and printed it on the backside of another printed flames image and fussy cut that. Then I turned it over and pasted just the colored Grim Reaper image atop the flames et voila!
Here you can see the number of layers I used on the image. "Burn" is hand printed because I was too tired to try and print it on the computer. That chalky substance on the frame is real ash...seriously. The Minions knocked this one out of the park so be sure to visit HDH to view the fabulous inspiration and don't forget Wretched Wednesday for last week's Winner and Gruesome Twosome. Hope to see you in Hell, later this week. I'm also entering this in the Forever Night Anything Goes How Dark Can You Go Challenge, the Crafty Bloggers Network Decoupage Challenge, and the Rainbow Lady's "Age" as in decoupage, etc. Challenge.
Oh, and hope you all had a fabulous Mother's Day. This was Goliath's attempt at breakfast in bed for me. Obviously he had to take a little taste to make sure is was up to par. Fortunately the cat door was locked and besides, I didn't want to break the news that I was sort of craving rat this morning. Jezzie's gift was still breathing (a lizard) and is now living somewhere under the bathroom cabinet. Nice. She was so upset that I didn't get to play with it that she said she might let me pet her later. Still waiting. I'm not holding my breath.
So where's BBTB2? I'll be posting a little late. After my pyro adventures here and my Altered Alice project, I sort of ran out of gas. I'm not exactly thrilled with my BBTB2 tag anyway, but I'll get it up eventually. I'm in a bit of a rush this morning. Obviously, my blog is not for wimps. Hope you don't toss your cookies (a little BBTB2 humor there) at the site of my Mother's Day 'prise from Goliath. I do wish more people would take a look at my Altered Alice banner though. It's the kind of thing I'd love to do more of.