Monday, 19 August 2013

Scary Clown Alert!


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Carnival", which I was so looking forward to when I learned it was coming up!  I find clowns fascinating, particularly the creepy looking ones, which those of you who visit here regularly will already have gathered.  Naturally I took the opportunity to play around with that theme again for this week's project!

I dabbed some green and brown distress stains onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and then dragged my manilla tag through it to colour it.  Using Gathered Twigs distress ink I stamped images from the mixed media and spills and splatters stamp sets to "rough it up" a little.

I took my David stamp and placed it on my tag in the position where I was going to stamp it and ran my thumbnail along the right-hand edge, making a faint score line on the tag.  Using that line as a guide I painted a couple of coats of picket fence distress stain onto the tag to lighten the colour where the face was going to go.  The face was stamped with black memento ink and then coloured with ruby, cornflower and pumpkin Promarkers.  "Cirque" was also stamped with memento ink and coloured with ruby and yellow Promarker.

The final touch was the poem, which was printed from the computer and then inked and stamped with spills and splatters to distress it, before mounting it in place.  A layer of black card under the tag gave it a sense of definition around the edges.

Supplies I used included:


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11 comments :

Sid said...

Deffo very scary !! Great too !!

misteejay said...

Although I'm not a fan of clowns, the way you have used the David stamp is very clever - great effect and super piece.

Toni xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Fabulous stamped background! I Love the great sentiment, too. ;)

May said...

ack! scary clown!! I love all of the inky detail on this piece, and how very creepy you made it! *runs away*

Anna-Karin said...

That is one scary clown!! Great use of stamps again Dan.

MichelleZ said...

You rocked this challenge! I love his nose. :) Very clever use of stamps.

Candy C said...

Dan...this piece is so stinkin' cool! I love it. I'm not a lover of clowns either and I really like the way you've given this guy sort of that creepy feeling we all have about them! Love your art and your design! <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your clown and your poem s perfect. I have been looking forward to seeing your piece in more detail and you did not disappoint. Love it, very clever. Tracy x

Sarah St. George said...

I love your tag! As always, I love your use of bold colors and clever designs... but that clown is freaking me out!! LOL Thank you for the warning! Well done, as usual, and thanks for sharing! :-)

Suzanne C said...

Visually creepy! I found the clown in the show as creepy as imagining it while reading. Now you have added a third image! fantastic project.

Mary Elizabeth said...

I always think that clowns are creepy Dan, so this is right down my alley. Love it!! Great colors and incredibly creative (including your own poetry :) ) Fabulous!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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