Sunday, November 6, 2011

Does a Vampyr live here?

I have been trying all week long to make something
uber creative and awesome for the final challenge of October
over at Haunted Design House.

The challenge is "Heinously Haunted Houses".
I live in a house that I have decorated and staged to
give the appearance of hauntedness all year long.
I prefer, "Apothecary Chic".

Just your everyday mantle decor.

I am eclectic in my tastes and I collect a little (or a lot) of everything!

The framed print is one of my newest acquisitions.
It is a signed and numbered print from the brilliant artist,

It is a painting of a Skeksis from The Dark Crystal.
Mmmmmm? Hmmmm?
I adore this piece!
I surrounded it with other birds like my 
Tar Phoenix from The Shadow Farm, and other various
vultures and crows.
This was a birthday gift from a dear friend who "gets me".
Mister Cranium will reside on my counter all year long.
The cookies however, will not. Yum!

I have posted photos of my home in the past and thought this
might be considered a cop-out for the challenge, so I kept on brain storming.
And I even ruined a few perfectly good projects.

I think my mojo has left the building.

So I returned to a project I was working on earlier this
year, but never got around to actually finishing. 

A nice little "Welcome" plaque for your foyer or front door.

This is a completely handmade plaque.
The coffin shape is cut from MDF board, and then sanded and
base coat painted with black acrylic. 

I then hand sculpted a Vampyr skull out of polymer clay
to embellish the plaque.  

I also fashioned a fang from poly clay and added it to the piece as well.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out, but that hand painting of the
swirls and the "Velcome" was a serious challenge for me.
I guess I need to paint free hand more for the practice.  
I do plan to make more and put some for sale in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for sticking with me this long.
I will be back with new projects in the coming days
as the Minions are taking a well deserved break from the weekly
challenges at HDH to focus on new projects for the coming Hexmas
Please still drop by the HDH blog on Mondays to see what type of
Mutiny the Minions have cooked up on their own!
Mutinous Mondays from here on out, until the new year. 


  1. I wish I could see your signed print better! But everything looks awesome!!! =D

  2. This is awesome! I love all of it! :)

  3. Your house looks like an amazing place. I basically have one little shelf with my stuff which is your pumpkins and some cards. The plaque is immense the skull and tooh are freakin brilliant. Defo people would buy these xx

  4. Skeksis rule!!! I have a Dark Crystal poster that resides above my bed <3

    And I love your little plaque, it's so cute.

  5. The Dark Crystal rocks! Love the eye of newt bottle and your decor is fab!


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