Monday, October 31, 2016

on this All Hallows Eve...let me introduce, Hegitha

do you recall the witch prototype I shared with you?
witch one you ask??

why this one of course....

  My friend Jen came and picked up Hegitha,and was she ever excited and surprised! 
Jen had seen the above painting ahead of time,so she probably was thinking something similar.
But you know how we roll as mixed media artists, sometimes(ok,most times)after layer upon layer,the real beauty comes out!
 Here are a few pics of along the way,not many as I was lost in the process of altering the canvas! Bwwaaaahaahaahaaa

Adding vintage sheet music for texture and I had to add the same to the back of  the canvas because it was so very fragile.
hey,what do you want for a 100 year old portrait


adding gauzy texture to Hegitha's hat as well as a bit of color and some stars that glow

at this point, hmmmmm,Mr.Neal says she's just not scary enough...

 I am digging the nose !!
 ROTFL~OMG! I crackle myself up!! heehee



lots of yummy color...better to cackle on my dear (oops crackle!) 

Okay,time for a redo...
new coloring
a couple of warts
oh, let's not forget those hairs on the warts...

 these eyes
  a new do before her hat goes on

a bit of detail to her frock 
and a glowing pentagram

and we have Hegitha,in all of her glorious color!!

I hope I have not scared you with my Hegitha canvas and maybe you could leave a message letting me know what you think! 
As always,I love that you take the time to visit with me! 
If you celebrate this day,or however you celebrate All Hallows Eve,I do hope it's a pleasant one!

Linking up with the wonderful gals over at
 Creative Carte Blanche
Witchy Woman Challenge

and with the very talented crew at 
A Vintage Journey 
Make it Spooky Challenge!

and with the wonderful creatives over at
Mixed Media World 
Challenge#19: Assemblage/Altered Art

Products used:
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
DecoArt Media Gesso 
Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium
Americana Glow In the Dark Paint
DecoArt Glamour Dust Paint~Black Ice

Vintage sheet music
Sari Ribbon
Craft Ribbons
Craft Fur
Femo Clay
E6000 Glue


Joi at RR said...

SPOOKTACULAR CrACKLIN' HAIRY WITCHY WOMAN is GOOooORIOUS LUMPY BUMPY COLORS - wow!! My favorite part is the background - love all the vibrant rich colors surrounding your witchy witch Jackie. You did a BOoooooooodaciously Haunting Resurrection!!!! Xj.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh! She turned out BRILLIANT! So spooky! Amazing!
Happy Halloween Jackie!

Valerie-Jael said...

She's gorgeous, looks almost as good as I do! Hugs, Valerie

Candy C said...

Jackie...HOW DID I MISS THIS???? I am rolling around laughing at your post about all of the most minute details of your lovely witch! The hair in the warts is what did me in! Hysterical and totally creative as heck! Girl, you are one crazy artist! I love this gal. That dimensional nose is superb! Love the skin color and all of your spooky details. I also love your more recent witch you've posted. But this dimensional once blows me away! Happy Halloween!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Happy Halloween, Jackie - and Hegitha - of course! I just love that nose! How inventive and original she is! You never cease to inspire and amaze me, my dear friend! xx

Kimberley Johnson said...

She's wonderful, Jackie! I loved seeing how she came to be. Happy Halloween!

Lady Jane Vintage said...

Thanks again Jackie! I LOVE her! Right down to the hair on her chinny chin chin lol

Unknown said...

Love this aqnd love the process, looks like Grotbags...a witch on tv in the UK in the 80's

Kerrymay._.Makes xx

Bev said...

Oh I think she's wonderful and so green lol

Brenda Brown said...

What a brilliant transformation Jackie, I love everything about it xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

The 3D elements are genius! This must look pretty impressive in real life and more than a little scary!

Janet Ghio said...

Well she is pretty fabulous and the hairs on the warts!! Really great!!

Dorthe said...

Hegitha is fantastic, Jackie. Wow, she looks scary, with her long nose, and green face, the burning eyes, and warts:-)
Whom would have known there behind is a kind old lady, waiting to break out ,LOL
Hope your Halloween was great !!!
xoxo, Dorthe

Sara Barker said...

Oh, dear Jackie! If this isn't the best witch I've ever seen! I love the dimensional nose, the oozing, the hair on the wart. "There's a hair on the wart on the toad on the twig on the branch on the log at the bottom of the see!" Sing along with me, now! "A hair, a hair! A hair on the wart on the toad on the twig on the branch on the log on the bottom of the sea!" Oh, I digress...too much Halloween candy for lunch! The colors on this are just fantastic and all the creepy details are amazing! Love it! Hugs!

Redanne said...

This is such fun Jackie! I just love how you added all the detail - and that dimensional nose is just hilarious. Definitely fun... and also spooky~!

Thanks so much for joining in our 'Make it Spooky' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

Jenny Marples said...

My goodness Jackie! Hegitha positively developed and grew before our very eyes into the spooky diva we see now. Love it! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx

butterfly said...

I'm generally on the side of the witches against the patriarchy and the church, but in Hegitha you've created a truly terrifying figure, definitely to be feared and fought against! Amazing hairy warts on that brilliant nose, and the way you built on and adapted the vintage photo is utterly inspirational... a fantastic post.
Alison x

Ruth said...

Wow Jackie, what a great transformation, that is one spooky witch and love the nose....makes it even more scary. Love Hegitha. Ruth xxx

Lena Holmström said...

Fab project.Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media World

Angela Radford said...

I almost missed these Jackie which would have been a great shame as they are absolutely Spookilicious! love them, Angela xXx

aimarii said...

OOps, on niin upeita Halloween tyyppejä, että jos vastaan tulisivat, niin minua pelottaisi.Varsinkin se vihreä syylänenä!

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing the pic by pic transformation. I was amazed at the depth you achieved and the varied textures you employed to bring Hegitha to life again. (Great name, too.) What a wonderful creation!