Saturday, October 17, 2015


I love Halloween so DecoArt's Mixed Media Haunts Challenge was the perfect challenge for me.

My project was made on an 8x8 wood board.
I used these lovely DecoArt Products

Traditions: Phthalo Blue and Raw Umber
Matte Medium
Modeling Paste
Fluid Acrylics: Dioxazine Purple, Medium Grey Value 6, Dark Grey Value 3, Carbon Black, Titanium White, Interference Violet
Misters: Primary Cyan

I wish I had more step by step pictures but I didn't like what I was making at first.
I walked away and came back and then the magic happened.
I was having so much fun I didn't take many pictures.

You can see in this first picture the background I didn't like.
I created it with Mini Branches stencils but didn't like it.
I then added with stone walkway using Organic Matter stencil and modeling paste.

While the modeling paste was still wet, I added some grey paint watered down to the board.
It moved all the way through the stone path.

When it dried it looks like this.
Pretty cool looking.

I added more layers of paint and splatter it with titanium white to finished the background.

Doesn't look like a cool night sky?
Using a Stampendous Skeleton Lady and jet black archival ink, I stamped her on tissue paper and added her to the board.
I decided she didn't need anything else. 

She waits, She watches

I hope you like my project.
I had so much fun creating it.

Tip: Buy DecoArt paints.
The colors are amazing!!!


  1. What a cool piece with a cool title! Very creepy cool !
    I absolutely love the techniques you used Karenliz-you are awesome with the textures girlfriend!
    Fabulously ghoulish!

  2. So atmospheric! I really like those greys and blues and the texture looks fabulous.

  3. This looks really cool! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  4. This is so cool! I wish I had the patience to let things dry, lol. I found you thru Splitcoast & wondered if you were still creating. Splitcoast has a Mixed Media challenge every Friday..I know they'd love for you ck it out.


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