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How could I not share a Poe related project for Halloween?!
Poe's The Black Cat: This is an 8 X 10 pre-primed canvas. From my Raven canvas, I decided that I liked the look of the vintage ephemera as well as the limited color palette. Poe's stories are literary classics so I stuck with a classic look. What I didn't like (mostly) about the Raven canvas, was the haphazard chaos of the embellishments; not the buttons, pearls, and rhinstones themselves but their placement. It lacked a certain "site-line" or symmetry for me. So in this canvas, I wanted to contain these things in a diagonal site-line...it ends up along the black mesh.
Lost Coast Designs. (Check them out if you like rubber stamping. They even have a stamp of Poe!) I stamped it in black then cut it out and matted it with some purple cardstock to make it stand out a bit.
I also loved the large lettering on the first canvas and wanted to do the same for this. The stenciled letters that I originally used, however, only came with a single letter per alphabet. So I couldn't spell "black cat" because it had 2 "c"s and I couldn't even spell "cat" because I had used the "a" in "raven". So I switched to another alphabet I had and just used alcohol ink to stain it purple. I wasn't sure the ink would stick to the plastic but lo and behold, it worked!
"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat." --Edgar Allan Poe