Wednesday 27 June 2012
great great grandad's done it again
It looks old, to early to tell if its a real skull dipped in metal or just a head hunting trophy.It looks to have been enameled at some stage in its life but the finish is almost completely gone, It must have been important as he has had it mounted, I can just imagine it sitting on his desk in his drawing room.
This has been done for a couple of challenges. Over at Simon Says Stamp And Show where the challenge is Depth of Distress.If this was my skull I would feel pretty distressed.
Im also entering this into the Haunted Design House, their challenge is Strange Brew. there is a whole list of Ingredients that need to be used to create your piece. I am probably stretching the intentions of the challenge but lets see ;)
first there needs to be two layers, Base and then the skull.then there is one main image, the skull :) some metal bits, thats easy, the corners. Drops of black pearls, they are the brads holding the corners on, you can just see them in the first pic.a bit of ribbon or trim, thats the black stuff, finally there is one punched element, sadly my vagabond has not come back from sizzix, it went bang last week. so hopefully I will be let of for that indiscretion.
Im also entering for the first time at Art With No Boundaries their challenge is anything goes, they also have a bonus round of Performing Arts.
maybe this will count as both entries as it may be a movie prop from an Indiana Jones film.
I bought this skull from ebay, its moulded from a real skull apparently. I used the tim Holtz enamal effect and one of Andy Skinners rust techniques for the skull, the base was a box picture fram turned over, covered with velvet paper and some Tim Holtz embeleshments.
Im also putting this into Incy Wincy Designs Challeng, their challenge is anything goes,
and the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, their challenge is show some texture and use some Material.(the velvet mount and ribbon should have the material covered, Hopefully)
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.