A number of you requested seeing some progression photos from my "Creepy Art You Can Do" thread, so here's the one I've done for this year.
I had a piece of masonite, 22 X 22, that I sawed and roughed up the edges with using a hammer until I had removed an inch or two all the way around.
I used a brush with lots of gesso to create the texture I wanted, in this case diagonal lines like the rays of the setting sun or wind, whatever you wanna see it as.
I painted that orange, sketched the design, painted the black, then the yellow highlights.
The frame was just another piece of masonite, also about 22 X 22 inches. I primed the outer edges with gesso, painted that orange, laid down Dermacoat Crackle medium and when it was tacky to the touch (about 20 minutes), I slathered on black.
The two pieces were joined with woodglue and will get some mounting brackets to hang it.
Now I know some people say "I couldn't do that" and yes, this piece is more complex than the gothic house from last year, but you could do simple images, like cats, owls, windows in a tower, whatever, using the same process.
I hope you enjoy this and might be willing to give something like this a try.
Si-cotik, yeah, I hand drew and painted the piece, but like I said, much simpler designs or even stencils would work with this technique, so don't think that you can't do this if you can't draw or paint freehand.
I appreciate the compliments, from you and DeathTouch both.