Sunday, 21 August 2016

Ghoul House


After watching the 5 inspiring Powertex shows on Hochanda earlier in the week, Tracey inspired me to have a play with a fairy house, but in true fashion, I changed it from a fairy to a scary house!!


I used t-shirt fabric to cover the body of the coffee jar and added pieces of dishcloth, cotton scrim, lace and cotton strands


The skulls and faces are made from air dry clay and it takes the powertex quite well. I also wanted to incorporate an eye!


This is the lid or the roof. I wanted to create space to add in another eye!


The jar with the roof on.


As the lid is loose, I can position it where I want.


View from the other side.


Painted the eyes in once I'd taken them out of the cling film and popped them back in again.


From another angle with the roof on.


Dry brushed with yellow ochre pigment mixed with Decoart satin varnish.


From another angle, love how the pigment brings it to life.


Moved the lid round so that both eyes are facing forwards!


Close up of the bottom eye painted with DecoArt media paints.


Close up of the dry brushing to hi-light all the different elements.

9 comments:

Amanda said...

This is absolutely fabulous Sam, I keep seeing powertex around and I'm wavering!
Love
Amanda x

Helen said...

this is amazing Sam! love your take on a fairy house!

chrissie said...

Wow Sam this is super weird and wonderful. A real piece to catch the eye for sure

Love Chrissie xx

craftimamma said...

Absolutely fantastic Sam and totally bizarre, lol! Those eyes are brilliant but very scary too. I enjoyed Tracy's shows very much & cant wait for a play. Your take as usual, is all Sam, ;-)!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

This is amazing Sam!! Fabulous idea and very scary but very cute the eyeballs that you have made!! I love it. Thank you so much for wonderful comment, I appreciate and very pleased. I had become a little nervous. xx

butterfly said...

Definitely scary - what a fabulous creation. Love those haunting eyeballs peeking out.
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant Sam! I thought the fairy houses on the shows were incredibly clever but too girly for me personally so this is perfect.

Lucy x

Christine Kiehl said...

This turned out really cool! I love it! Halloween is coming up! The count down has started!

Sue said...

Definitely a Scary Mary type of place, but I love it! Have a spooky weekend Sam xx

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