Wednesday, October 28, 2015

31st Annual Boogaloo Ball Mixed Media HORROR


Hello again sweet crafting friends! 

Oh dear.... just a minute... someone is knocking on my door.
Be right back.....

OOPS...  they stopped here by mistake.
They were looking for the Boogaloo Ball... next door. 
Now I'm curious... gotta go check it out. 

Wow - what a freak night they are having... 
here, I snapped a picture for you.  

I can probably get us an invite.... wanna go??? 

Heheheh!!  This was a fun project.  Last year, I watched a Halloween video tutorial by Rach0113 and I made my grandchildren a similar mixed media project.  The lady that works for me fell in love with it so this year - I made one for her.  

I was thinking of it just as a gift so I didn't take many pictures. 
But it turned out to be so fun that I wanted to share.  

It is a 14 x14 canvas. 

I found the door online and marked it's place on the canvas.

Then I totally tissue paper everywhere on the canvas top and edges EXCEPT where the door would be placed.  I used DecoArt Americana Decou-page. 

Afterwards I used Deco-Art Media white gesso on the entire top and edges. 

After drying over night,  I began playing with colors.  I had the most fun using the Deco-Art Metallic Lustres on this piece. 
Gold Rush
Copper Kettle
Iced Expresso
Black Shimmer
Rose Gold

As well as:
Deco-Art Media Fluid Acrylics
Colbalt Turquoise 

After painting, it was time to place the door. It was just printed on copy paper and placed onto the canvas with DecoArt Decou-page.
In fact, that is true for the pumpkins, the gate on the fence, the skeleton and the bats!

Oh and I created the Boogaloo Ball sign myself!! 

Then the fun began... layer and creating!

I used the umbrella man...
painting him with DecoArt Media black gesso. 
Sizzix Alterations Umbrella Man Die...
and turned the umbrella upside down. 

Using Ranger Distress Paint Picket Fence I added a bit of wear and tear to his jacket, britches and umbrella.

His skeleton head and hands are just printed from the internet and sized smaller to fit his body!

From this point on - it was just layering the items. 

The fence, the gate, the raven, the big spider, the cat and bats were all painted with DecoArt black gesso mixed with crackle paste. 

Sizzix Movers and Shapers Die - Mini Cat & Raven Set

My spider is also a Sizzix Die - Mini Spider &31.  

I used an old doily - painted it black - for the spider web at the top left of the canvas.  Something of my Grammie's that was worn out but made use of again!! I have dozens of nice ones too!!

I used lots of cheese cloth to make the white spider webs - that was REALLY fun!!!  And I had some small silver charms to add lots of spiders in the top of the umbrella and climbing the webs! 

The die cut spider, the raven and the cat are coated with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass - clear - adding just the right eerie appeal!!!

The raven is sitting on a small branch from the ranch, of course!

Can you guess what my favorite part of the entire piece?
The praying skeleton - isn't he cute? 
And yes, if we decide to go to this party - we should pray first!

Last, but not least, the dancing couple! 

The Boogaloo Ball is in full swing! 
Hope you enjoyed the little creation exploration. 

My wish for you... take time for a bit of Boogaloo!!!

Hugs. j.

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Happily sharing with the following challenges:


This project is highlighting the 31st Annual Boogaloo Ball. 
Thus the use of #31!




Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, wish this was next door here, I would definitely pop over and join in the screaming fun. Looks FANTASTIC, you have created a wonderful piece here, just LOVE it. So full of atmosphere, you can here the chains clanking, the doors squeaking and the blood dripping down - Yessssss! Happy Haunting, hugs, Valerie

Vintagehandmade said...

Wow, Joi, another stunning canvas from you! Love how you blended all the collage elements together! It turned out perfectly! Brilliant make!
Thank you so much again for joining in our '31 Days Of Halloween' challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DT x

ems84 said...

This is amazing! So much thought put into the piece.

sarascloset said...

Oh, Joi! You've gone and done it again! This is amazing work/play/fun here, dear! And you had me scrambling looking for that durn 31!!! But I see it! So many wonderful details! Great choice of the internet elements brought together with your paints and pastes! this is absolutely amazing, and I hereby turn over my creepiest Halloween project hat to you! I'm not sure I would pass through those doors, and that's saying volumes about the level of creep you have achieved with this masterpiece!

Thank you for joining our 31 Days of Halloween challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily PS My creepy anatomical section says he forgives you for all those horrible things you said about him!

froebelsternchen said...

This is just AWESOME! Wow! I am in awe of this project!

Suman Pandit said...

Big Congratulations Joi on winning the DecoArt challenge !! This is quite a masterpiece, love all the spooky details !!

Jackie PN said...

Oh Joi!! This is just spookily fabulously ghoulish and delish all in one!!
Such great layout placement and use of all of those textures and elements, my dear! I would go to that ball dressed as a spook as well- thanks for the invite(and photos) heeheee
BWAAAAHAAAAAA! Happy Haunting! xo

Candy C said...

Oh Joi....this is just phenominal and I am thrilled that Andy picked your canvas as a first place winner! It is just fabulous. I love what you've done and thank you for sharing your techniques! Congratulations!

sarascloset said...

Joi, I couldn't be happier if Andy had picked one of mine! Truly, I am so happy for you, and knew your canvas was a winner when I first laid my creepy eyes on it! Well done and huge congratulations and hugs!

Redanne said...

Joi, this is absolutely stunning - huge congratulations on your well deserved win!! Anne x

Win Dinn, Artist said...

The Boogaloo Ball is extraordinary, Joi - the richness of texture and detail is so wonderful...I'll be waiting for my invitation in the mail based on the praying skeleton alone!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Congrats on your win at DecoArt! Hot diggity dang you did a fantabulous job! How awesome sauce excited are you! Yippee!!! ~Niki

Samra said...

Simply marvelous!!!! Thank you for joining our 31 Days of Halloween challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Jools Robertson said...

Fantastic! Love all that Halloween magical detail
A worthy winner! Big Congratulations

Jools x

Norma Gomez said...

Congratulations on winning the DecoArt Challenge!! Your project is wonderful. I love all the little details you added to make your scene extra spooky!

Norma Gomez said...

Congratulations on winning the DecoArt Challenge!! Your project is wonderful. I love all the little details you added to make your scene extra spooky!

Unknown said...

this is sooooooooo cool. Congratulations too