Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wretched Wednesday - Garden of Good and Evil

This week's Macabre Monday challenge is
Garden of Good and Evil.

I wanted to make a dimensional project out of clay,
but wasn't sure which direction I should go with it.

I have been looking for a frog to zombify for months.
I was inspired by something I read on the Frog Queen's blog,
and thought how cool she would think I was if I made a 
zombie frog.
Problem was, I never could find an acceptable ceramic frog
specimen for this project. So, I decided to just make the damned
thing myself! 

Here is my silly clay version of a zombie frog
I'm not sure it translates well, but he is eating
a frog hand. That's his tongue wrapped around it.

I decided to make a garden background for my
amphibian of the living dead.
I used the awesome graveyard scene from 
Delicious Doodles, and colored it with the
BV range of Copics. I added some Tim Holtz trees,
and some MS border punches, and then mounted it onto
black card stock. 

I used vellum and glimmer mists to make the full moon.
I UTEE'd the die cut trees and used some iridescent
embossing powders to make them appear moonlit.
I used a butt load of foam dots to give this piece lots
of dimension.

I had to add a nice washing of brown paint
to give the frog some character and bring out his details.
Plus my son insisted on blood. I tried to keep
it on the lighter side, but it's so much fun to
add the blood - it's hard to know when to stop!

So, .....
what's lurking in your garden??


  1. This is totally brilliant! and what an amazing background...that zombie frog is absolutely gorgeous in my eyes! ;)

  2. The first pic I couldn't quite make it out but the second one he looks brilliant especially agains that background. Superb clay creation and your colouring is beyond immense xx


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