Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Haunted Design House
Right, this week over at Haunted Design House the challenge is 'Movie Madness' Like last week I did not have to think long about what film I wanted to use. My fave film of all time is 'The Crow' The Brandon Lee version, I have been a big fan for years in all its formats, especially the graphic novel the films were based on.For those of you who do not know the film It is basically a tragic love story.
I decided to do another wooden board,this one is 8''x8'' the back ground is a Tim Holtz paper, they are dictionary pages, I aged this up even more by dabbing the distress pads on to my craft mat and spritzing with lots of water and laying the page face down on top.It was then ironed dry and stuck to the board. I ringed a couple of the words, they seemed ideal for the piece. Memory and Forgive both seemed to fit perfectly for the mood and feel I was going for.
The main image I tore from an old Crow calender I had laying around iI also scratched the image lightly with some sand paper to make it look more like he is standing in the rain, Its one of my favourite images from the film.
I found the font used for the film logo It's called October Crow and printed it out on to acetate ( ok I need to say a big thank you to my girlfriend who had to go out today whilst I was working to get acetate that could be used in my printer, normal acetate does not work, she then figured how to get it printing ok, I would have thrown the printer out of the window. So thank you Kelly xx) I also printed out the quote 'It can't rain all the time' again a favourite quote from the movie. These were attached by using panel pins.
I aged up the torn edges with vintage photo and walnut stain to make it look as though the main pic was showing through the dictionary pages.