I found it much easier to paint the village while it was still in its sheets of card and pop the pieces out afterwards . I painted the houses in shades of grey made by mixing black and white Gesso together . The rooftops were painted black as were the tree and the water tower .
After painting everything I decorated the bridge and houses with stamps and Embossing powder . I will just write the stamps I used and the colour of the powder by each picture .
Tall House ---: Down sides of house from Artsy Background in purple and splat in black .Vines and bird from Rustic Birds in black .
Dark House---: Foliage in black from Inky Christmas. Splats in purple from Artsy Background. I also added another cut out bird .
Bridge ---: To create the effect of black oozing down the bridge I randomly applied perfect medium and embossed in black .
I then added a few extra props from my stash to make the scene more spooky---:
Pumpkins painted black and then rubbed with various Gilding Polishes .
Mushrooms painted and then stamped and embossed with dots from Inky Christmas.
Spiders painted with Graphite Gilding Polish and then rubbed with other colours of Gilding Polish .
Tree wrapped with artificial spiders web .
I then added some small lights to illuminate the village.
So here is the finished village in normal light.
I hope that you have enjoyed my little bit of Halloween fun and maybe it has inspired you to create your own village .
Creative Expressions items that I used include :
Stamps by Lisa Horton - Rustic Birds, Inky Christmas and Artsy Background.
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders - Detail Black, Viola Lavender Blaze ( purple ) and Navy Viola Blaze ( blue ) .
Gilding Polishes- Pistachio, Dark Cherry, Red Bronze , Golden Olive Apricot and Chocolate Bronze .
Cosmic Shimmer Gesso , black and white .
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