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  • Writer's pictureDiane M Kellogg

Art Journal Challenge - August 1, 2023

Halloween Hi-jinx! Part One.

In keeping with the theme of the August issue of Painting World Magazine we will create a Halloween-inspired page this month.

Part One will give you the line drawing we will use, a partial supply list, and hopefully some spooky but not scary inspiration.

Our subject for this challenge is obtained in a visit to a charming witch's humble abode. Wherein we notice a collection of potions sitting on a shelf, hanging on the wall.

The line drawing is very simple, with a straight-on view. Adjust the size to fit your journal.

Download Line Drawing Here.

The challenge is to give life to the page. Yes, for this one you can consider yourself Dr. Frankenstein. Your design can be a cutesy style or something more realistic, it could be retro or maybe you want to give it a steampunk feel... the choice is yours.

In the photos, you will see some of the things I may use in mine. My paints will most likely all be DecoArt® Americana Acrylics. I pulled a few of my favorite colors for Halloween. I gathered up some of my Halloween scrapbook paper, a sheet of cork, some Tim Holtz® stencils, and some random Halloween wood pieces I had in my stash. There are also a few metal 'labels'...not sure where they are from.

In the next two weeks, I'll work on putting my page together and I hope you do the same. PLEASE...send me photos of what you come up with.


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