Here's my take for the Craft Barn Saturday Saver's post....
Start by tearing some of the cardboard and cover with Gesso
Then have a play with your Gelatos to create a "scene"
Apply the Gelatos on the cardboard, slightly wet your finger and blend. It's like finger painting really.
Start with light colours and build up with darker colours.
Mistake not to make LOL
Even though I had little faith in the result, I stamped directly on the Gelatos background. I had in mind to emboss it with black Distress embossing powder... BUT.
1/ my Versafine is nearly dry... 2/ I find that stamping on the Gelatos does not always work..or not well enough
Never mind. take a picture to show you what went wrong... and rethink...
I stamped my Crafty Individuals Abbey on tissue paper (with Memento ink as it dries fast) and then cut it out.
I then glued it on my failed stamped image (think DecoArt or Ranger Glue and Seal.. preferably with a matte finish)
Et voilà..no mistakes.. only creative opportunities
Then... adding a bit of texture...
I mixed some Texture Paste with PaperArtsy Chocolate (first) and Little Black Dress (after.. no picture) and added it to my background by "tapping" the paste with the Faber Castell spatula.
First with the Chocolate and then with the black but only touches here and there.
When this was drying, I coloured my Tando Creative embellishments.
I cut the big branch with owl as it was too big for my sample
I then coloured them with several colours of Gelatos and blended them
I cut the Sizzix owl and moon from chipboard (left over I kept from a Do Not Bend envelope), coloured them with Gelatos and embossed with Crystal embossing powder
The eyes of the two owls were coloured with yellow Gelatos and embossed with Crystal embossing powder for extra spookiness
I added touches of embossing powder and Crackle accents on my die cuts / embellishments too.
The Cobweb is one of the new Sizzix die, parlty embossed with Crystal embossing powder too
Also drew a few tombstones for good measure ;)
Tando Creative Halloween: Graveyard Set
Crafty Individuals: CI-227 - Whitby Abbey
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Little Black Dress, Chocolate