Sunday, 26 October 2008

Dark....

This is my entry for Octobers challenge at UK Art Raffle. The theme was open to interpretation, I kind of struggled with this one as I have recently done a lot of work on the theme of halloween, which lends itself nicely to the theme, and wanted to do something different. In the end I chose to produce a mixed media piece depicting a dark force being released from a book of magic:







The background was painted with crackle paint and acrylics, with the book then being collaged on top. I covered the image with some tattered angels spray and walnut ink to darken it down a bit more. I created embellishments for the top in acetate, stamping and embossing on it and then distorting it with heat. I also added a few dark butterflies and finished with some hand written words. I am not altogether sure I like this one, maybe becasue I have looked at it for so long. Let me know what you think......
Good luck to all who entered, waiting for the postie this week and keeping an eye out for the new challenge.

7 comments:

Christina said...

Very dark and mysterious! Love it

Leona said...

I do like it sally took me a while to figure it out at first though but i think that is just me though but its really nice... and your eyes follow the darkness comming out of the book...... very good idea i think

Ed said...

Well Sally, it's dark and forbidding and absolutely gorgeous - I love the atmosphere you have created with this piece.

Chrissy D said...

This is gorgoues! TFS!

Kathy W said...

I never have tried mixed media, but this looks cool and funky.

crissi said...

oh wow fantastic piece sally

Ginger said...

What a greatarch loved your witch!
walnut ink have to try that in my art.
Brilliant job made me smile(Loved it)
hugs ginger