Thursday, October 1, 2015

MMMC #17 - Spooky Word Search

Let me be the first to wish you a very HAPPY OCTOBER! The temperature is finally reaching that perfect autumn chill and my neighborhood is already putting out pumpkins on the porches :) The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is celebrating October with a fun WORD SEARCH Challenge!


Your challenge is to create a project based on any of the spooky words you find in our word search! Have fun looking :)


Our super amazing prize this month is sponsored by Grumbacher art supplies! They were so kind to send our design team some products to play with, and they are giving one of our lucky entrants an awesome prize as well!


Now time for my Halloween project. In the word search I found the words skull, purple, orange, and bones...


I had some canvas board laying around so decided to finally put it to good use!


The Grumbacher acrylic paints are so smooth and mix beautifully. I got a perfect Halloween orange by mixing the yellow and red paints and painted over my board. Then I added some paper tape from Tim Holtz "Regions Beyond"

Then I used my fingers to spread around some of the Grumbacher black acrylic paint...


Next I used the Grumbacher Higgins ink to tint my modeling paste (i used one drop of blue and one drop of yellow to make a green). The stencil I used is The Crafter's Workshop "Spiderweb".


Finally I used some Koh-I-Noor woodless colored pencils to color my skull and skeleton images from Tim Holtz's "Frightful" ephemera pack. I loved using the pencils because Koh-I-Noor is actually the very first 'real' colored pencils I ever purchased... probably about 17 years ago. They were great then and still are now!



To finish off the background, I painted some Unity number stamps with Grumbacher acrylics then stamped on my board. I also cut up some purple gauze paper to place behind my skeleton.



Thanks for joining me today and have a wonderful October! Make sure to enter your October project into our MMMC Gallery! You have until October 31st to submit your fabulous mixed media art :)





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30 comments:

  1. loving your funky little skeleton!
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  2. very cool project thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  3. Amazing background, spooky greetings!

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  4. Spooktacular piece! Love the spider web stencil.

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  5. Love this mixed media page! Love the background. The skeleton looks ready to boogie!

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  6. Such a fun and spooktacular work of art Rachel! Love all the texture! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. What a fun challenge. loving your creation, the colours and the layout are gorgeous!

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  8. Fun project! I love how vibrant the tinted modelling paste looks.

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  9. Lots going on - and its a joy to look at! I love the way you found those words (colours) and incorporated into the project as well. Great! Cxx

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  10. Lots going on - and its a joy to look at! I love the way you found those words (colours) and incorporated into the project as well. Great! Cxx

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  11. What a great project. The modeling paste and mixing your own color of green. Great way to use the supplies you have. I loved how the green modeling paste through the spider web stencil turned out. Cool background.

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  12. Love your jaunty grungy dancing skeleton! I'm not familiar with that brand of paint, but it looks like great stuff.

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  13. Absolutely loved this layout..The color combo is tooo good :)

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  14. Fabulous layout and the paints look great. I see a bit of a spend coming along.

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  15. Fabulous layout and the paints look great. I see a bit of a spend coming along.

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  16. That is so much fun, love your wonderful Halloween colour palette and the skeleton is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  17. love that spider web. beautiful and fun card. awesome work.

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  18. This is so creepy cool! Love love that web and your palette is the best! oh- and i love that gauze!
    Jackie ")
    http://www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com/

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  19. wonderful skull...thanks for sharing....i used slkull for this month challenge :D

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  20. I love all the texture! cool!!

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  21. a really funky fun piece of art . Love ya dancing skellie x

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  22. Fun project! Love the skeleton and background!

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  23. Fun project! Love the skeleton and background!

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  24. Cool project. Made me smile. Fun and fitting for Halloween and superb use of products. Fabulous. Hello from mmmc x

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  25. The dancing skeleton really made me smile, I love him. It almost seemed a shame to cover up that wonderful orange and tape background but the spider web is wonderful in the green and makes a fantastic backdrop to the skeleton. Love this! Anne x

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  26. Your dancing skele really made me laugh. Love the painty background. Hugz

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  27. Cool Canvas! That dancing skeleton reminds me of puppet shows. The web in green is so spooky and cool!

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