Thursday, 5 September 2013

Halloween is coming nearer....


Hi everybody!
I have made another Halloween canvas, which was made as one of my Guest DT pieces at Gecko Galz this month.  I re-purposed an old canvas, plastered on some structure paste, scattered a few beads over it for still more texture,and then painted it over with black acrylic, adding in some metallic colours to highlight the colours in the image. I sprinkled the  fairy dust on while it was still wet. The image, from the Gecko Galz Witchy Women Sheet, has been printed onto canvas, and then adhered to the centre of the stretched canvas. I used various autumn embellishments to decorate it. This was simple to make, but I think it is very effective, and I like the contrasts in the colours and between the smooth image and the textured surround.
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.








And here is another interesting piece of 'living' art - can you see what is it?
It is parked on the car-park at Galerie Burghof near here, a nice place with an art gallery, restaurant, beer garden etc.



The text means 'Cadillac Fleetwood rests here unpeacefully (driven by Elvis Presley)
I love this symbol of back to nature.

Have a good day, take care, and thanks for coming by!

47 comments:

  1. Beautiful canvas and love the back-to-nature car photos! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Your canvas is stunning, I love the sprinklings of fairy dust and all the magical embellishments you have added to make it special. Love the Elvis Cadillac, lol. ~Diane

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  3. I just love your canvas.. Lots of texture going on. Thanks for sharing the photo of Elvis's car. made me smile.

    Hugs~

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  4. Absolutely stunning, Valerie! You think of the most imaginative things and they always work together beautifully. Love the Elvis car thing! hugs, Donna

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    1. I look at that car every time I go past it, it's been there for many, many years.

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  5. ein toller Keilrahmen Valerie.. und das Elvis Auto ist ja wohl Hammer!

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  6. Wonderful canvas. The photo is just brill as is Elvis' car! x

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  7. Der Keili ist echt superklasse - wenn mein Mann den armen Wagen sieht wird er sicher schimpfen - schade das man ihn so seinem Verfall unter dem Grün überläßt.
    Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  8. Very Halloweeny! Nice work, Valerie.

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  9. The two textures do give your piece a lot of appeal--add to that the leaves and other seasonal bits and it is just perfect! I am a long-time Elvis Presley fan--I never saw this Cadillac before!

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  10. A beautiful (and not at all scary) canvas Valerie, I love the autumnal colours. Now the ivy, on the other hand, that is devouring that poor car, I do find scary. The forces of nature! Xx

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    1. I always wonder how little shoots of grass and other plants manage to grow up through the roads and onto brick walls, too.

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  11. Fantastic witches image, loving all the rich coloured textures, its another awesome canvas. Super photo of Elvis's car.
    Yvonne x

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  12. I love the rich texture you created in this piece. The photographs are fantastic too, especially being an Elvis car. Blessings!

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  13. Great texture & colours on your canvas, the embellishments are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing the photos, that car is quite something! Cheers, Shirleyx

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  14. Love your Halloween piece Valerie,great texture, colors and images, love, love love it!
    Hugs Marilou

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  15. Great project! I love the leaves and bits of shiny goodness. :)

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  16. What a good reminder!
    Happy PPF!
    Rinda

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  17. Loving all the autumnal colours!1 And that car, how fabulous!!

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  18. The Halloween piece is amazing Valerie with so much texture. The image you have chosen is wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing the piece of living art--nature has certainly taken over the scene there.

    Love Chrissie x

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  19. I love the gorgeous colours of the autumn leaves around your three little witch trainees, and the idea of the cadillac's resting place. Always enjoy visiting you.

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  20. I like how you framed those precious little witches! Excellent composition!

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  21. Wonderful Halloween piece, love how you combined the b/w photo with delicious, rich details! <3

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  22. interesting effect and great black and white photo, very nice composed all together. Thank you for sharing

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  23. love your canvas and what a great car

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  24. What a fabulous Halloween piece...I love it so much...I have always loved Halloween and this is such a perfect piece for the theme! Fun bit of art history here with that car too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. Just fab Valerie :)
    Love the photos too :)
    Von ♥

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  26. Halloween! Wow, that seems like ages away yet ;-) Love all the texture in your piece.

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  27. Love your spooky piece and the car is really interesting!

    Karen x

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  28. Love all the texture in your Halloween canvas!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  29. Love your witchy canvas...and the caddie is so cool. HPPF!

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  30. Wonderful canvas. This photo is too cute. I'm really not ready to think of Halloween yet - but its coming quickly!

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  31. Lovely, crusty, shiny, texture filled work. Happy PPF xox

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  32. spectacular canvas Valerie--the colors and textures are just fantastic!

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  33. oh how cute are the witches!!! well done!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  34. Your witches are very witchy.:) tee hee. Lots of color and texture. Very nice Valerie. I love how that ivy is just covering that caddy. Great post, awesome work as always. Thanks Valerie.
    gloria

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  35. Love the texture and the grain on the witches. Fabulous!

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  36. A fabulous canvas, I love the GG image.
    xxx Hazel.

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  37. Spooky but in a very adorable fashion especially with the border of flowers.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  38. I love how you did the framing around such darling little witches. They are cute especially the little one in the rear.
    Well it does seem that one Cadillac gets to rest in peace. Funny!
    Sandy

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  39. Die Hexen sind zu schön :-) ja, es herbstet schon! Ab und zu ist der Duft von zerfallendem Laub in der Luft.
    Das Auto! :-) was da wohl drin wohnt?
    Herzliche Grüsse
    Ilona

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  40. Ich glaube der Geist von Elvis wohnt da drin!

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  41. Love your frame Valerie, great textures and colours, and the image is perfect. I had to look twice to find the Cadillac lol xx

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  42. Glorious flowers. I love your design sense!!!

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  43. Wow, my hubby had a 1955 Fleetwood Cadillac too. . . .I understand! The Halloween painting/mixed media is wonderful. I love all of the additions. . . very striking. Blessings, Janet PPF

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