11.06.2011

Vampire Friendly Greetings / HDH113

I have been trying all week long to make something
uber creative and awesome for the final challenge of October
here at Haunted Design House.

The challenge is "Heinously Haunted Houses".
I live in a house that I have decorated and staged to
give the appearance of hauntedness all year long.
I prefer, "Apothecary Chic".

Just your everyday mantle decor.

The framed print is one of my newest acquisitions.
It is a signed and numbered print from the brilliant artist,

It is a painting of a Skeksis from The Dark Crystal.
Mmmmmm? Hmmmm?
I adore this piece!

I did try to create some really cool houses from wood,
but they turned to crap in my hands. 
I think my mojo has left the building.

So I returned to a project I was working on earlier this
year, but never got around to actually finishing. 

A nice little "Welcome" plaque for your foyer or front door.

This is a completely handmade plaque.
The coffin shape is cut from MDF board, and then sanded and
base coat painted with black acrylic. 

I then hand sculpted a Vampyr skull out of polymer clay
to embellish the plaque.  

I also fashioned a fang from poly clay and added it to the piece as well.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out, but that hand painting of the
swirls and the "Velcome" was a serious challenge for me.
I guess I need to paint free hand more for the practice.  
I do plan to make more and put some for sale in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for sticking with me this long.
I will be back with new projects in the coming days/weeks,
as the Minions are taking a well deserved break from the weekly
challenges here at HDH, to focus on new projects for the coming Hexmas
Please still drop by the HDH blog on Mondays to see what type of
Mutiny the Minions have cooked up all on their own!
Mutinous Mondays from here on out, until the new year. 


8 comments:

Shelley said...

That is all so awesome!!!

DeeSpookyOne said...

wicked, I may have to try my clawes st clay someday....

Izzwizz said...

Love the "Velcome", you can just hear that Transylvanian accent :)

~Lady B~ said...

Awesome creations and decorations!

CraftyLoops said...

Wow this is really incredible. Love the fang. Lee xx

I Don't Do Straignt said...

I love your decorations! and your welcome plaque is FAB!!!

Carol's Creations said...

Very cool stuff and I LOVE "The Dark Crystal" art work!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

LOVE!!!!!!! OMG, your decorations are fab, but I'm REALLY craving that vamp skull and fang! Get your butt in gear! LOL Seriously! xxD