Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 24 of the 31 Days of Halloween

Sometime during the summer I bought and started reading a book called Mixed-Media Dollhouses. It shows seven houses, each with seven rooms, created collaboratively by seven artists. They are done in cigar boxes. Having a cigar store with lots of cool boxes nearby,  I snagged a few -at least ten and started stripping the papers off but couldn't think of a theme. And then along came the 31 Days of Halloween. Although my house is only mildly haunted, it does contain lots of monsters! The first room I'm showing is the dungeon:

                   
                                          Click on photos to enlarge for detail.


The primary image is a zombie from last year's Rick St. Dennis prize sheet. He's the dungeon master and very good at his job!  There is also a set of steps from Third Coast. I printed the stone walls and floor and the torture chair. Everything is cut out and stacked at least three images deep.The skeleton in chains is one of those squishy ones from Michaels and I had to sculpt the skeleton in the chair - the squishy ones wouldn't fit. The mouse is another polymer clay creation as are the many stones glued to the edges. The bones and skulls are from a bracelet from Michaels. As the rooms started coming together, it became obvious that they wouldn't look as "mixed-media" as the ones in the book because I settled on a few techniques that I liked and because only one person was doing it. Lots more to come - you know I love complicated projects!!

The Hop continues on Lisa's  beautiful blog if you're going in order or you can get all of the info you need to start at the beginning and see all of the wondrous Halloween artwork by clicking on Terra's name in the blogroll ----->. I continue to be amazed and educated by all of the creations I see every day. And thanks for leaving your comments - they are great motivators for all of us!


19 comments:

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Holy cow! I love this! Thank you for the inspiration!

lisa aka b.creative said...

fun and great idea! I love the colours on that guy!

Alex said...

WOW!!!! And CAW!!!! Sharon, this is.... WOW!! Love it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!

I also just saw that you are part of the DT for Rick St. Dennis! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! that is fabulous.

Pam Schmidt said...

Fabulous project. I love the 3D work. Thank you for sharing your artwork.

silvia said...

Very cool!!!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Wicked cool dungeon ! Fang-tastic, love everything!

xfilekc said...

The dungeon is Awesome - I love your clay creations and the guy in the chair is terrific.
Love the colouring on your dungeon master.

bonniebluedenim said...

Wow! The perfect Halloween window!!!!

Jane said...

Wow a fantastic piece of art
Hugs xxx

Rick St. Dennis said...

Great project-love this out of the box thinking-great job-creepy cool

Carla said...

So cool. I think this is my fave!

Julia said...

Wonderful!!!
Always so inspiring with your art!
Hugs,
Julia

Dieverdog said...

Oh I think this is VERY mixed media looking! There's so much going on in it! Love that you have done a dungeon – great start for a haunted house, for sure! Such great details, skulls, skeletons, chains and I love the monster's wardrobe colors. And the rad is cute (I'm sure he fancies himself very fierce, but I think he's darling!)

Steph said...

So cool, love this little dungeon of yours!

~Lady B~ said...

Wow! I am blown away! Your dungeon is freakin' fantastic!!! I must start collecting cigar boxes and put this project on my to-do list. The details you've added are incredible! I love your insane brain :D Brilliant work!

DonnaMundinger said...

I'm so in awe I can'tclose my mouth! Freakin' fanstastic! xxD

monique said...

This is so creepy cool awesome. Love the dungeon

Celeste said...

This is absolutely amazing. I have never heard of doing this. Definitely something to look in to. I love the dungeon keeper and the skeleton. I love how you did the "brick wall".

blackdragon said...

Totally brilliant.... i could live in here.... easy!
BDx