I am a huge fan of the old Dracula movies (before all of the gore). The ones where you see Dracula put his cape around the helpless female and you must use your imagination. I also love the gothic style of the old movies.
To paint the chipboard Gargoyle in the back of the piece, I used the same technique as I demonstrated in the first Halloween Carnival video tutorial to paint the tombstones.
The floor is made from black foam core board.
The top of the table is a plastic lid and the base is the same base as the one I used to make the table in the “Stump and Owl” carnival game.
The window in the back comes in a chipboard frame. I removed the window, papered the frame and painted the window. Next, I glued them back together.
For the back of the piece (seen through the window) I used a piece of black foam core board. I applied cheap bat stickers to the board to act as a mask.
I used a stencil brush to dab red paint onto the board and over the stickers.
I then removed the bat stickers exposing the black foam core board underneath.
I decided the bats weren't black enough so I applied black paint.
Here are some of the images I cooked up for this piece. Feel free to download them and use them in your art. To download an image, click on the image to expand it, right-click and select Save As.
Products Used In This Piece:
- Gargoyle Faces Collage Sheet
- Ornate Dragons Collage Sheet
- Halloween Carnival Digital File Set – Moon
- Small Theater Curtain Digital File Set – Gray and Red curtains
- Gargoyle Front View Die-Cut Chipboard
- Wooden Finial Chess Pawns
- Swirl Ornament Hooks
- Chandelier Black Die-Cut Silhouettes
- Die-Cut Chipboard Chandelier Set – Sitting on the table.
- Fancy Chipboard Window Frame – Back wall