Saturday, 16 October 2010

DAY #16 of the 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN and DELICIOUS DOODLES

Hello on this wet and windy saturday.
For my project today i have used the new image from DELICIOUS DOODLES...to go straight to the 'shop' just click on my title.
This beautiful raven is called THE WATCHER..... and i really enjoyed my play with him.
It took me 2 days to complete this..... well 2 days in bits.... and amazingly it is nearly exactly what i had in my head! That doesnt often happen like that for me. I printed out the image on to patterned paper...... and coloured over the pattern with promarkers and ink.
I painted my frame a chalky pink.... when dry i repainted it black.... then sanded it... then applied metallic paste very lightly to the sanded areas.
I covered the mount in the same paper as i printed the watcher on and distressed the hell out of it!
My background is more of the same paper that i coloured with ink at the edges and embossed with black roughly..... i then stamped chicken wire randomly around the sides.
I embossed in black the word 'nevermore' form SMEARED INK... QUOTE THE RAVEN..... and set about putting all the bits together.

I tore some black netting and laid some on to the glass before i put the mount in..... then added the mount... more netting, some dried 'mother-die' (weeds my girls and i collected on the way home from school!) and a small twig for my watcher to perch on.....


The photos are a bit here and there as the glass holds everything in place so cant be removed to take the pictures.... but i wanted to show you all the details.... so please excuse the glare.

I adore RAVENS.... and hope you like this project as its a bit different for me. The list of WICKED BLOGS is at the top of my side bar.... enjoy looking at everyones fantastic art... have a great saturday, see you tomorrow... thanks for stopping by.
love lynx

19 comments:

  1. OMG this has blown me away! It's completely amazing I totally love it. x

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  2. Totally AWESOME hun!! Love your printing onto patterned paper - saves the old coloured pencils like I used on mine. Fantastic framework too. Love it all!!

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  3. Hiya Lyn. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. You amaze me everytime. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

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  4. Total and complete awesomeness!!! That's all I can say! Total and complete awesomeness!!!

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  5. BD!! This is yet another brilliant piece!! And you have a chicken wire stamp? I must know where you found it!! Totally love this!!

    PS. I put your present to me up on my blog today!! And again, Thank you!!

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  6. Brilliant is RIGHT!!!!! WOW, Lynx! You've already MADE me get the Quoth the Raven set from Smeared Ink, and now ANOTHER gorgeous image. WooHoo, it's digi! LOVE the special details you put into everything. I hope you plan on leaving this up year round. xxD

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  7. Yowzers! This is a stunner for sure! I LOVE the damask print on the raven. Exquisite! What an amazing piece of art that you have created! I love all of your little details...the hint of pink, the weeds, etc. Brilliant!!! I too am a raven lover. They are finally starting to come around my home again for the cold weather!

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  8. I KNEW this image was on your list and you rocked it even BETTER than I could have imagined!! FABULOUS!

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  9. oh wow!!! this a perfection!!!! i hope that is hanging in your house year around, it is marvolous!!!

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  10. This is incredible dragon! I love the inking up of the paper - it still holds the beautiful pattern - very clever! I love the netting and the twigs - really stands out and it's a beautiful raven - not so dark and ghoulish, but definitely dark and eerie---run lest he gnaws at your eyes...>! Good job!

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  11. Printing on patterned paper then coloring, another great idea. Love the whole thing.

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  12. So many little details, this is freakin' amazing! GReat idea to print onthe patterend paper too!

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  13. That is so detailed, very inspirational

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  14. Lyn - yet again - I hope you never run out of ideas to blow me away like this. Geez - this is the 4th time I have come back just trying to find words to express how spectacular this is. Words fail me. Adore this doesn't go anywhere near.
    Take care
    Helen xxx

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  15. Best bud this is perfect it will look awesome hanging on the wall
    Luv Jane xxx

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  16. Your raven is great! Love how you printed on patterned paper. I want this set so bad!

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  17. I love this raven! and you did such a great job with him! I would love to hang this in my home!! wow beautiful work!

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  18. This is one of my favorites so far. Love the netting stamp AND the actual netting at the bottom - great match with the frame.

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