I’m finally getting in the Halloween spirit, where my art is concerned at least. I decided to jump into the Gothic Elements Challenge at Gingersnap Creations and the result was my Witchy Woman altered art canvas below.
I started with a plain white primed 5×7 canvas, which I then took and spritzed on a generous amount of Coffee House Glimmer Mist. I turned it around a few times to get the little puddles that had formed to run a bit, to get some contrast with the splotchy texture that the mist creates naturally. Next I tore and distressed some turquoise scrapbook paper that has a bit of a coppery pattern design on it and adhered that to the canvas. Then I took some very thin transparent white paper elements that came with some scrap pack I’d bought at Michael’s and cut them into sort of lightening bolt shapes. I’m not sure what this paper is called, but it’s so thin it’s almost like tissue, and it has thicker white streaks running through it. I used Mod Podge to adhere that in a couple of spots on the canvas, and I think it really does give it a sort of lightening bolt effect, which was perfect for this Gothic witchy theme. Next I took a vintage photo of a young lady and gave her a witch hat and an Alchemy book and Mod Podged her to the canvas as well. I used some black ink to distress the edges of the canvas a bit, and also added some bats. Surely a witch needs some bats, eh? And to finish it off I added the alpha stickers to spell out the word WITCH.
I’ve never really created Gothic or Halloween-themed art projects until this year. It’s new for me, but I’m having fun with it. I’m hoping to create some more before this spooky season passes.