Saturday, 19 September 2015

American Gothic does Halloween: By Zuzu

It's been quite a spooky week on the blog. And who am I to break the flow... (besides, Halloween/autumn and Christmas are my favourite crafting themes of all)...
I altered this little shrine (they come with a choice of having a shelf too).
I used the lost coast rubber stamp based on the painting "American Gothic" as the background. coloured with watercolour pens and pencils and sealed before adding a coat of DecoArt crackle glaze. the cracks have been highlighted with Decoart media fluid paint. a nice bright Pyrrole Orange.
I covered the sides, top and bottom with some left over scraps of Halloween paper from last year. and gave them a crackle glaze finish.

I painted the front panel with black acrylic, let it dry and added more DecoArt Crackle glaze. I highlighted the crackle on this more than once to get a it of variation in colour. firstly i used the orange. when that had all dried I used DecoArt white antiquing cream. it really shows the fantastic crackle up well.
A bit more painting and gluing the embellishments and then I assembled it all. (the little orange apples (dots) are left ov er parts from the shrine feet. I didn't use them all)
Calico Craft Parts used:

Shrine Kit
Gravestone with pumpkin


  1. Magnificent spooky creation! Love the American Gothic pair all crackled and Pyrroled! And the tree, gravestone and spider work so well in the foreground - love it.
    Alison xx

  2. Fab creation Louise, I love that imagery and the crackle is gorgeous with the touches of orange. The tree is a lovely addition. Tracy x x

  3. This is a really fun spooky piece Louise!! love those Gothic characters you have added! xx