Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Halloween Chunky for Frances

I can't believe it is time to make a Halloween chunky again already, it hardly seems any time at all since I made Bones and sent him on his way!  This year I have Frances as my swappee, and she expressed an interest in vintage style images and nothing scary!  This felt totally different to my usual Halloween ideas, and I did struggle a bit. 

I ended up with a much simpler looking chunky than usual, although the paint finish on it took up quite a bit of time as there are 5 layers in total:  gesso to seal, two coats of black acrylic for coverage, a thick coat of crackle paint and then orange acrylic rubbed well in to get into the cracks.  I used some Graphic 45 paper for the front and back with digital downloads from http://www.alphastamps.com for the top and sides.  I had a couple of buttons which suited the images quite well but as I didn't want to cover them up too much I didn't want to add too much more.  I couldn't find anything suitable to sit on top either, so left this bare.

View of front: 

View of left side: 

View of back: 

View of right side: 

The top of the chunky:  

I hope she likes it!



  1. I do, I do!! I don't really like Halloween , but this is just the kind od thing I asked for .. and I LOVE it. THANK YOU.

  2. oh wow that is absolutely beautiful, I love it well done.