Monday, 18 March 2013
Haunted Design House 'A Divine Comedy'
Anyway we have just started our new challenge over at Haunted Design House the theme this fortnight being ' A Divine Comedy' or Dante's Inferno.
We want you to create something inspired by the travels through the 9 circles that Dante faced. failing that any Hell inspired piece of work ;)
Details on the Circles of hell can be found on the Hdh page as well as some awesome inspiration from the DT.
For this challenge I made a tag and a little box, I only started to feel human again on Saturday and my mojo seems to be under the weather as well.
I started by doing an internet search for Divine Comedy images and found a couple of Gustave Dore prints I liked, I think they may be etchings for old books. The image for the tag shows all the lost souls circling.I used the Andy Skinner mask Tornado and inked through with yellow and blue distress inks, I then with the mask still in place painted over with matt glue n seal.I then inked the rest of the tag with red distress inks getting darker towards the outside, I then swiped and blended the distress inks with a damp kitchen towl, the glue n seal acts as a resist so the colours come through.
The letters forming Dante are from Tim Holtz and have been buffed with treasure gold.
For the box I used another of Gustave's prints and made a little gluttony box, big enough for a stash of chocolate ;)
I used an image transfer technique over a painted bg, I tried to lay my bg down with the red where the body would sit and some cooler colours to sit behind the main demon.
the main image was given a coat of gloss varnish but this has made it a b**ch to photograph.
As always we would love to see you over at Haunted Design House and remember we are now a fortnightly challenge so there is twice as long for you to take part. Also head back next Monday to see what other inspiration the Dt have for you.
Oh and this theme was my idea so please play other wise they will gag me in the future ;)