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donderdag 12 oktober 2017

We are the Adams Family


Hi Everyone, it's Saskia here.
It's almost Halloween. I really like Halloween.   I am a very big fan of all kinds of creepy stories and series. One of my favorites, I think, is The Adams Family.
Before I show you how to easily create ghost windows with Copic Markers. Let me first tell you a little bit where Halloween comes from.
This information comes from Wikipedia.

Halloween is a holiday that is traditionally celebrated in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Meanwhile, the party is becoming more and more popular in the Netherlands, Belgium and other European countries.
On the 31st of October, children will dress and bell or knock when darkness occurs at nearby houses decorated with pumpkins and light and call trick or treat, choosing between a trick or something trick (treat, usually sweets). The residents then give the children candies. Young adults sometimes go to Halloween.
The name "Halloween" is derived from Hallow-e'en, or All Hallows Eve (All Saints Evening), the evening for All Saints, November 1st.  In the Celtic calendar the year began on November 1st, so October 31 was New Year's Eve. The harvest was then in, the seed for the following year was ready and so had a free day, the Celtic New Year or Samhain (Saun pronunciation, which became the Irish word for the month of November).
Samhain was also very special for another reason.
On the island of Great Britain, Halloween was celebrated especially by the Celts, who believed that on that day the spirits of all died of the past year returned to try to inherit a living body for the coming year. The spirits that would rise from dead people were attracted by laying down food for them in front of the doors. However, to ward off the evil spirits, the Celts wore masks. When the Romans invaded Britain, they mixed the Celtic tradition with their own traditions, which at the end of October involved the celebration of the harvest and also the honor of the dead.


In the 9th century a European Christian use crossed the sea and mixed up with the halloween party. On all souls (November 2), clattered Christians walked around the villages and prayed for soul cake (bread with currants). For each loaf, they promised to pray for the dead relatives of the donor, in order to speed up his liberation from the temporal punishment of purgatory, thus speeding up his incarnation in. The trick or tread may well originate. 
 In the United States, the party especially rose during the second half of the 19th century when large groups of Irish and Scottish immigrants entered the country. In the US, the famous jack-o'-lantern appeared in this time, a hollowed pumpkin that appears on a face. Worldwide this may have become the most famous symbol of Halloween. For much of the 20th century, Halloween in the US was especially a children's party. During this children's party, the children dress at the door (often accompanied by an elder) in the evening and ask for a treat (trick or treat). The intention is to frighten those who open the window. Often the resident has candy in the house, from which the children can choose. The participating houses are recognizable by visible halloween decorations. From the 1980s, it became more and more a celebration for adults.   The dressings and the griege aspect became increasingly important after this time.

Easy way for colouring Ghost Windows.

 Step 1: First colour your first part of the window with BG93.

 Step 2: Then you colour the other half with YR31.

Step 3: You go with W3 all over both colours. By mixing these colours you get spooky look on the windows.




The images are digital stamps "Gomez and Morticia"  and "Wednesday and Pugsley" from Vera Lane Studio. The house is a digital stamps "Spooky-house" from Make it Crafty.
I used the following Copic Markers to colour:
Gomez:
Skin: E50 - 51 - 53
Hair: C10 - V17 - 110
Business suite: V12 - 15 - 17 - 09
Blouse: V20 - 25
Tie: V28 - V17
Shoes: V17 - C10 - 110
Morticia:
Skin: E00 - W2
Hair: C10 - V15 - V17
Dress : 110 - C10 - C8 - BV08
Wednesday:
Skin: E50 - 51
Hair: C8 -10 - B95
Eyes: W3 - E53
Dress en shoes: B97 - 99
Pugsley:
Skin : E000 - 00 - 21
Hair: YR24 - 27 - Y38
Shirt: W5 - 7 - 9 & YR23 - Y38 - 35
Pants en shoes: W5 - 7 - 9
TNT: B95 - 97

Background:
Y38 - B95 - BG07 on Yupo paper with Activator and white Gesso
The Soopky House:
Roof: E04 - R56 - 59 and RV69
Wood: E74 - 77 and - W3 - 5 -7
Windows: B93 - YR93 - W3 
I hope you have read this post with pleasure.
Until next time!



 

1 opmerking:

Henry zei

You have such a nice blog!!! I really like Halloween too!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing window decorations.Definitely going to try making it:)
Henry