Wednesday, October 24, 2018

I Ain't Got No...Body

Hello peeps and happy Wednesday to you!
I was working on a mixed media canvas the last few days
and finally finished it.
Still in the Halloween mood, of course,
as it's my favorite holiday. Take a look:

 Here are a few process pics. I prepped the canvas with gesso, and once dry
added the music sheet paper with matte medium. I got into playing and forgot
to take pics of that first. LOL!
Next layer was the skull stencil with crackle paste and the snakeskin stecil
with modeling paste. I added some texture sand paste randomly around the
edges once the stencil layer was dry.

 Added a wash of Paynes Grey around skull.

 Then Primary Yellow and more Paynes Grey over that.

Next I went over the entire canvas with Quinacridrone Gold,
 blotting some back with a baby wipe, especially on the skull.
I wanted it to look aged, but not too orange.
I swiped a Jet Black Staz On ink pad over the snakeskin stencil to bring
the texture out more, and also around the canvas edges.

The sentiment? Well that was what inspired this canvas.
And it was my husband's idea!
We have this big skull sitting on the stair landing, and he 
just started singing "I ain't got no body." After laughing
our asses off, I said that was brilliant and I needed to
make a punny skull project! 

I used alpha stamps to stamp the sentiment on white card stock,
then aged it with tan and brown sponged ink. Also stamped some
texture using gray ink.
That was applied with matte medium. Once dry I sealed it with 
matte varnish.
I added the flowers to ground my skull and that was it!

You made it to the end of my post! Yay!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a fabulous day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Substrate: Premiere by Nicole 8" x 10" canvas
Loew- Cornell & Plaid paintbrushes
DecoArt Media: Gesso, crackle paste, modeling paste, texture sand paste, matte medium
American Crafts; music sheet paper
pallet knife
Plaid Folkart: skull stencil
Andy Skinner: snakeskin stencil
DecoArt Media Acrylic paints: Paynes Grey, Primary Yellow, Quinacridrone Gold
Staz On - Jet Black ink
Memento - Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, London Fog inks
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly - Alphas; Dare 2B Artzy - Textures
Flowers: Recollections; Nicole
white card stock: Core'Dinations
E-6000 glue
DecoArt Americana Dura Clean matte varnish


  1. Love your Halloween canvas ..... great depth and texture. The sentiment made me giggle too! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  2. I have had an earworm since I saw this on IG this morning, thank you Andy. :P This is gorgeous!

  3. What a fantastic card, I adore this and I love the quote, it's just perfect for the image! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  4. Cool mixed media project!! Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
    Tina dt


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