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I am not ashamed to admit that I am a creepy sorta' girl. Besides flowers, fairies, frills and glitter, I'm also a big fan of horror, thrills and creepypasta. For my blog hop project I wanted to create something that celebrated my love for the horror genre.
And so I've created these framed portraits of two undisputed masters of horror: Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft.
I began with an inexpensive wooden frames, covering them with Core-dinations Cardstock Neutrals. I embossed the paper, sanded it to reveal the colour core, and distressed the edges. I love the 'aged' look and texture this gives the pieces.
My Lovecraft portrait includes a vibrant assortment of blooms. The orange and green combination is just a smidge 'toxic' and coordinates perfectly with the polymer clay tentacles!
Edgar's portrait is complimented with an assortment of dark Petaloo blooms in a variety of textures.
My papery bits are held in place with my trusty Xyron Wedge Shaped Glue Stick. Larger items (like those hefty tentacles) are held in place with a spot of hot glue, but small snippets of Double-Sided High Tack tape hold everything exactly where it should be.
I'm pretty sure dear old Edgar would approve :)
Botanica Blooms 1102Darjeeling Mini Mix 1462Burlap Blossoms 1200
Floral Ephemera 1100Penny Lane Mixed Blossoms 1836Spring Berry Clusters 1105
Xyron Wedge Shaped Glue Stick
Xyron Double-Sided High Tack
Core-dinations Cardstock Neutrals
G45 Ornate Metal Label Holder