EeeeeeK! The 2017 Tombstone Swap is here! I look forward to this awesome Halloween ATC ART Swap every year, so for my post as a Design Team member for Retro Cafe Art Gallery for August is of course going to be my Tombstones. I am hoping to inspire you to join us in some Ghoulish fun!
All you need to do is to order your Tombstones from Retro Cafe Art Gallery link at the end of this post and get started. You will receive some fabulous Tombstones from other participants and can start growing your collection for Halloween! You will wonder why it took you so long.
These four will be also be included in this years swap.
No.1 Tombstone - Playful Spirits:
No.3 Tombstone - Wicked Gravestones
On this one I did the same thing, adding the Aves Apoxie Sculpt and a stencil. However on this one, I added a brass Cherub decoration and pressed it into the clay as well as one of the little skull beads. Once my clay was dry, I painted over it with some white gesso and then gray paint which made it look like it was carved into the headstone. Then I added some white for a little distressing on the tombstone. Next I painted one of the larger skulls and glued it to the backside as if it was peeking around the tombstone. I glued one of the Dia De Los Muertos Cats to the top and also to the skull for more stability. Lastly, I added one of the scroll words, "Wicked" after painting it and one of the Halloween words "Gravestones" to the stand.
No.4 Tombstone - ShadowsI did the same thing on this one with the Aves Apoxie Sculpt and pressed the stencil and then added some of the little skull beads pressing them into the clay. I also added a little metal leaf stem and pressed it into the clay leaving it there to show through. To the top of the tombstone, I added a metal jewelry skull charm. I pressed it into the clay and once it was all dry, I painted the face with gesso and white paint. Then I used Rust and Patina paste to age the texture the crown. Lastly, I added another one of the adorable Dia De Los Muertos wood cats to the
front,added my wings to the back side after painting them and finished it up with one of the Halloween words, "Shadows".
I hope you have enjoyed the process I used making my Tombstones. Here is the link to get signed up for the swap. There are many ways to decorate your Tombstones, your imagination will take you there - CLICK HERE!
Oh my and did I mention, they glow in the dark?
I hope to see you there!
Aves Apoxie Sculpt
Halloween Collage Image