Monday 3 November 2014

Monster Mash!

It's time for the halfway reminder for the challenge over at the

As always the theme is Anything but a card and you still have until the end of November to get your entries in!

My DT inspiration this time is a Halloween / Monster inspired large canvas measuring 16" x 20".

The background was made using acrylic paints dropped, run and splodged randomly! I continued to layer up paint, Imagination Crafts mica powder spray, Viva Decor texture paste and stamped Distress inks until I was happy with it!

I sketched the monsters onto the background and then painted them in with a couple of coats of gesso before applying texture paste through some stencils. I added colour to the monsters using Distress inks before spraying the whole canvas with a light coat of cheap hairspray to seal! 

The eyes were added by building up layers of gesso with the occasional layer of mod podge. Then I painted the red pupils before sealing again with mod podge. I added the black outlines to the monster's body/head eyes and mouth before carrying on.

The next stage was to add Inkessentials Crackle Accents to the eyes which I left to set overnight. The next morning I rubbed red paint into the cracks giving the wonderful bloodshot look! 

Finally I added black ink to frame the whole canvas. 

Thankyou as always for visiting my blog



  1. You already know how much I love this! The crackle really does finish it off! xx

  2. Wow this has really bought a smile to my face. I just love it. Great canvas. Thanks for cheering my day up x

  3. Hi, Sam,
    Love, Love your canvas! I also wanted to let you know that you have been selected as our FB Color Designer of the Day for Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Your project will be featured on our FB page . Please stop by to say hello and to grab your Designer of The Day Badge. Congratulations and Welcome to The Front Porch Gang!
    Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  4. This is fabulous Sam, I love the gorgeous images.
    Linda xxx

  5. Fabulous! Reminds me of Zippy from Rainbow...not that I'm that old, of course! :D

  6. Fabulous canvas and images! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics November Challenge.

  7. Absolutely brilliant,put a smile on my face

    Donna xx

  8. Your canvas is such the techniques you used...
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

  9. Hi Sam! This are such fun cute monsters. I love the way you made the background and the bright colours you gave to them. Thanks you for sharing at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again soon!

  10. Oh wow - I absolutely love this. It is fun and quirky. Thanks for sharing over at Anything but a Card this month.

  11. So fun! Really love the texture and the fabulous eyes. Thanks so much joining us at Delicious Darkness.

  12. This is wonderful, brought a smile to my cheeks. Love the techniques you have used, such fun.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (DT Member)

  13. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts.

  14. What fun!!! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  15. such a fun cute image, great project. thanks for entering into the Sisters of Craft monthly challenge. Gill DT


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