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I am also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2013, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here
yay still there, here is my project
the card is made out of an cardboard box, used the Tim Holz Vintage Cabinet Card Die to cut 2 cards, and cut one pies in half.
then painted with Americana Lamp Black acrylic paint, the skull was painted using glow in the dark paint. Then added a layer of Glamour Dust glitter paint black Ice around the skull
the inside has some stamping on it, I used white card and Archival Jet black ink.
The stamps are all from de Stempelwinkel
the sky and rest of the background is made using distress ink and make up sponge
and this is what the skull looks like in the dark, cool huh?
I will enter this in the following challenge
here is how I made it,
first colour the digi Reaper, I used 3 colours green (Caran d'ache luminace, Light Malachite green, Beryl green and Malachite green, also added some Purplish red)
first I use the Light Malachite green, colouring very light
make the shadows and some pieces of the cloak darker
used the beryl green on the darker pieces of the cloak
added the malchite green on the shades
and blend using paper stumpa and odourless white spirit
The pieces of the Reaper and the cloak that are closer to you should be lighter than the pieces that are furter away. Also look where the light comes from for the lighter parts, Rick allready did the shadows for you so you can see where the light comes from.
finishing touches,look careful and make some pieces darker and lighter, create depth doing so.
I added some Purplish Red just the blue/green was a bit dull
coloured the rest of the image
cut the reaper out
then the backgound (pic's are taken using a daylight lamp, the colouring step by step pics are from I pod and these are real camera, that's why there is a difference in the colours).
the background was a gelli plate print, just a simple one using yellow orange and red Americana Acrylic paints, brayering it on the Gelli plate mixes the colours and I liked the way it looked, so didn't add anything.
glue the reaper to the page
trace the reaper using a black pencil, it makes the reaper stand out more
find a quote you like on the internet and search a font you like. Write it on a piece of paper, just try to copy the font as good as you can, while writing you will start to change it to "your handwriting', it sorta happens. Writing the tekst also helps to get it right on the page whithout spelling errors
use a ruler and a pencil to draw lines, these a guide lines for the size of the letters, you want them all to be the same size (more or less LOL)
of course you can write the tekst in pencil first, but I never do, just start writing
I used a paint marker with a small nib, that works best on arcylic paint
I never measure where to put the tekst make it fit, I just write the text and make it look like the font I chose
when the text is on the page you can erase the pencil guidelines, use a kneadable eraser that works best.
and the finished piece, sorry for the glare, that happens when you use daylight lamp
here the products used
hope this was a bit helpful
see you for day 10