Monday, July 20, 2015

rock n roll at hdh

This month's challenge is all about music and songs. Pick a tune and get inspired. Use the lyrics, or the music, or even the video if you're so inclined. Remember to keep it dark and creepy

I went for an altered box, and put a little surprise in it LOL

 I found this awesome Eddie drawing by Silverwings ltd on Deviant art I asked permission to use it)  and coloured it up using my Faber Castell Art Grip pencils.
 the box is cardboard and I used Deco Art Gesso as a base and added Media Fluid acrylics in Prussian Blue Hue mixed with Titan Buff,  and put a layer of antiquing cream in titanium white. Rubbed some off again and stamped the crackles using the Industrial stampset by Andy Skinner
 Varnished the box and added a wash of Deco Art Media fluids in English Red Oxide mixed with a little Burnt Umber and water.
 Cut out Eddie and glued him on

The brains are made from clay (Dash) and is painted using Americana acrylics in Terra Coral and a bit black. Finished the brain stamping the veins on in red Archival ink using the AS crackle stamp again (lol) and put a layer of Triple thick  gloss glaze on

Well I guess you know by now I was inspored by Iron Maiden, Can I play with Madness

Can't wait to see your entries

I will enter the following challenges


  1. That brain is so realistic, I had to enlarge the image to check it, how you created the blood vessels....
    The box and image is fab....great entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit....x

  2. oh wow! Monique this is amazing! Love that brain! Amazing box and totally wicked image. Great make all around! Thanks so much for joining us at Dream in Darkness!~kim

  3. Whoa Mo!! That brain makes the one I look sooo lame! This is one wicked cool make! I am sitting with my jaw dropped on the computer! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness, we appreciate it so much! ~Nan, CT~xx

  4. Eeek! That brain looking so moisture and real, wow. And loving the texture you have created on that box ---- and the image, perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us this month at Dream in Darkness, looking forward to see some more of your fab makes.

  5. Wowww, Monique!!! This image is incredible!!!! I love this Project!!!!! Awesome box and image!!! How did you do that brain? Thanks for joining us! Hugs! Ana Isabel DT LOC.

  6. A Mouth, salivating. Wonder how long the brain will remain intact ;)

  7. WOW! Love the coloring...and that brain? Gross, in the most perfect way! Thanks for entering Forever Dark Challenge.

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  8. Hi, Mo! If you want your 2nd place badge from Dream in Darkness let me know at and we will email it to you :) hugsxx