Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Over to the darkside (GPP October challenge and Created by hand "stencils")


I love joining in with Michelle Wards challenges over at the Green Pepper Press site. This also fits in with Created by hand challenge which was stencils today. This month we have to use black paper for some art work. I have had great fun this morning getting carried away making a load of background papers with various stencils and masks using paint. I have made them into a little book with my bind it all machine..I am doing this quite a lot now otherwise the papers get lost in my stash?????!!! The front cover also features a clip of a Klimt painting...very gothic with its grim reaper skeleton..I love October as most of the challenges are on the spooky darkside..wooooo!!!

17 comments:

michelle ward said...

Lorraine - some really great looking papers!! Love the colors and designs. Bravo for jumping right in and getting so many done, and for making a cool goth book. Thanks for sharing with the team!

Yogi said...

nice. good way to keep them together till needed Big Grin

Sandy said...

OMG this is outstanding.
Your fabric work is really unique.

cathsheard said...

Wohoo! Making your own books is such a great idea. You're right, can't have things vanishing into the stash. Thanks for sharing.

Sid said...

What a fab book Lorraine !!

Deborah March said...

GREAT idea! Unique art papers!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Oh so beautiful! I found you from Ravenpainting and what a beautiful find you are! Your work reminds me of Mary Haldeman's work which was some of the first altered art and collage work I found when I started out about a year and a half ago. I had seen her work in the ATC Workshop book and knew I wanted to try my hand at making art after a very long hiatus from doing my own work. Anyway, I just find your work as thrilling as I found Mary's then and I am so excited to find you. I'm going in to add you to my links so I can stalk you regularly!
marsha

Dezinaworld said...

Fabulous clever art work Lorraine, you really do rock with your art my friend ... lovin the halloween
hugs June xxx

Minxy said...

What a cool selection of backing papers, they will make a way cool book :)

Julie said...

Love these and your site - keep bringin it on! xo Julie

PCarriker said...

Awesome job and sooo many luscious backgrounds!!

inge said...

Hello Loraine,

WOW : you've been very busy ! such a lot of nice background papers. They would suit perfect for a website background or scrapbookpaper or journalpaper or...
I guess you have a lot of ideas what you can do with them !

greetings from Belgium
Inge

Dawn said...

Wow, those papers are awesome!! I felt so accomplished when I did ONE black background. haha.

Chris said...

Don't you love having these original backgrounds for your work, and knowing how you made them and how you felt? These are gorgeous and I know they'll be great to work with. Have fun!

KathrynAntyr said...

Wow look at all of those fabulous gothic hand painted papers. I'm so inspired to go make some. I'm working on some touches for my Halloween blog party entry for tomorrow. I think tonight I'll have to pull out some paper and supplies and make some papers! Thanks for the inspiration.

Becky New said...

Super cool. I really love the look of the colors on the blacks! Nice!

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Lorraine ! I think this is my first visit to your blog and I am blown away ! I really love your collage style and the gothic pages you did for the Dark Side challenge are so gorgeous !
I will be back for some more inspiration !
Cheers !