Sorry about that but it is the deadline for the Design Team Throw Down hosted by Smeared ink. I am playing as part of the team from the Haunted Design House. The throw down challenge has been running for a little while but is now being hosted on a brand new blog instead if part of their forum, so there is no need to be a member to head on over and see what the different design teams have created and to vote for your favourite team.
The theme this challenge was selected by last months winners Quoth The Raven, and is 'Old And Gray'
We have until today to get our pieces in then their will be two days of voting, so if you get a chance to stop by and vote that would be great. xx
The throw down is open to any Design Team, just head on over to see what you need to do to take part x.
As you can see I have another Dolls head to share today.The theme got me thinking about old statues and I thought a porcelain head could be turned into a Buddha.
There are a couple of pics below on what I did to transform the head.
The head was striped of all the hair and cleaned up, I used Pinflair glue and added all the beads to create the hair. I left it over night to dry and gave the whole thing a good cover of Decoart Gesso, stippling lightly to add some texture and get rid of any brush lines.
The head was then given a base coat of black Decoart acrylic paint.The head was finished with some dry brushing with some gray paint adding white as the layers built up.
The arch Is from Tando-creative and the base is a small card box, the arch was glued to the base and bot pieces were given a thick coat of Decoart's Dimensional Effects paste, when that was dry it was given a coat of Paintable texture, fine., The same paint technique was used to tie both pieces together.
The image inside the arch has been stamped with a paper artsy stamp from one of the Lynne Perrella oriental sets.
The colour has been provided using Decoarts Glass stains. more details on how are HERE.
I finished the piece off with a word tag from Tim Holtz. The I painted it red and then swiped it back so the paint remained in the letters and matched the back ground.
Thanks for stopping by again. It would be great if you have time to swing by the Throw Down page and cast some votes as of tomorrow, there are some fab teams taking part and if you like the alternative you are in for a treat. xxx
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme this week is Dotty. I have made my Dot's 3d and used the beads to create the hair. x