Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bloodletting: My Vampire Shrine

So, the other day I was working on an art shrine piece and needed to use a razor blade to remove some Mod Podged tissue paper. All went well until a burr on the safe end of the blade decided it wanted to become one with my skin. My finger bled and stung and bled and throbbed. I may have made that weird sucking/hissing noise an injured person makes as they wince and I'm pretty sure I muttered a few spicy words too.

I washed and bandaged my poor index finger (on my dominant hand) and kept on crafting because nobody likes a quitter. Who knew I could craft left-handed? At the end of the day, I had this lovely backdrop completed--perfect for a grisly Vlad Tepes shrine. Oh, the ideas I have! I'm very pleased with the color and "slickness" it has.

This isn't my blood...honest.
I can't wait to get started working on the rest of this piece and hope it is as cool as it is in my mind's eye.

In the meantime, it has sparked me to pick up where I left off in my vampire novel. Hooray for art!

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