A Midnight Dreary - Poe's Graveyard 8x10"
I haven't submitted to Somerset Studio in awhile, but how could I pass up their latest challenge - A Poe Halloween? I took a piece I'd made for my steampunk collection last fall and with some tweaking here and there created A Midnight Dreary - Poe's Graveyard. The piece is done in the opening on the reverse side of a 8x10x 2" canvas. This opening creates a shadowbox-esque effect and allows for the inclusion of rather thick embellishments - in this case - a resin gravestone (stamped with a branch of ravens) and a pile of various sized skulls, coloured with brown and olive acrylics.
The background is a xeroxed copy of a cemetery photo. Cheesecloth, rubbed with paint and stamped with ink, surrounds the frame and is anchored with skeletons and bones. A curled piece of parchment reads "nevermore" and one of the graveyard's crosses reads Edgar Allan Poe.
I've sent it in and now just have to wait until the Halloween issue comes out in September - wish me luck!