Wednesday, 24 September 2008


Listen Little One!

On Hallowe'en, Goblins have been known to to fly away with fair Maidens.
Therefore tis best to have some one hold you - and tightly too - because Goblins are strong!

This is my first 'go' at a Halloween piece. I didn't have any stamps for the subject - so looked through my trusty vintage CD's and found this.

As usual neither the photo nor the scan does it 'justice' it looks better in real life.

I made a 6" 'tall' house and coloured it with layers of ink from the centre going outwards as though a glow from 'fire and brimstone'.

The peak of the house and the bottom are embossed with black/silver sparkling coal dust.

The actual image has had my usual re-painting with water colours, and lots of inks in different fiery shades to emulate the backing card shades. And the pumpkin looks like an erupting volcano!

Once I had inked in the yellow of the moon - it revealed bats flying around which did not show up before - and now that the goblin is painted it has really brought him to life - especially his evil eyes.

I have used a 24ct gold Krylon pen to high light parts and border the young couple.