Have you ever seen a cuter Cthulhu?
No? I didn't think so.
I placed an order with Stampotique, and had hoped
to use this little guy for our Creepy Cryptids challenge at HDH.
Due to the handmade quality of Stampotique stamps, they can take a while to
get to you. So worth the wait, but I missed my challenge.
I ended up making a Chupacabra instead.
The current challenge at Stampotique is to use stamps to make your
background. This is a bit out of my crafting comfort zone, but it's a technique
I admire in other's projects. I started off with a bunch of stamps,
and some heat embossing.
I even opened up a new jar of Tim Holtz distress crackle paint.
I am still getting the hang of it, but it is pretty cool.
I used my favorite Tattered Angels mist in "Dragonfly" to bring
some metallic opalescence to the whole tag. And also used some
distress inks to color the background as well.
I have been wanting to try the "no lines" technique of coloring.
I stamped this Baby Cthulhu in pear tart Memento ink,
and colored him in with Copic YGs, with a touch of BG in his wings.
I highlighted him with a gel pen too. I really like how this turned out.
I have seen some really good examples of this technique, and some really
bad ones too. This one goes in the "good" pile.
Here is my final tag with all the fibres and fanciness I could manage.
I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges: