A Christmas gift tag made by Glittery Katie:
"I used a Cricut gears embossing folder on the tag and verdigris, gold and white paint for a faux metal look. I stamped a Waltzingmouse tag and sentiment and embossing in gold and silver embossing powder and attached it to the tag. I stamped and coloured Brian Kesinger amazing Victoria & Otto in the TARDIS stamp and coloured them with Spectrum Noir pens. I added some wooden stars, a clock charm and pin with coloured seam binding and that’s it!"
In many countries of the Alpine Region, especially Austria, tradition states that St Nicholas comes to visit during the Advent Season accompanied by Krampus. While the kind Nicholas gives gifts and candy to good children, the devilish Krampus doles out switches for the parents to beat their naughty children! In some cases, if the child is truly evil, Krampus will cart them back to his cave to dine upon them, or escort them straight to Hell.
Typically, St Nick would visit the children on the evening of December 5th, since the Feast of St Nicholas is held on December 6th. Many areas in Austria, the Czech Republic and even portions of Italy have parades where St Nicholas and Krampus make grand entrances. In smaller villages, locals dressed as Nicholas and Krampus go door to door on the night of the 5th to visit children. Needless to say, most children are on their best behavior. Over the next few days, I plan to share a few pieces of Krampus-inspired artwork, both modern and vintage.
This piece is from the amazing illustrator, Belle Dee! Her cartoonish take depicts a mischievous little beastie, that perfectly places him with other Christmas icons like Frosty and Rudolph!
Aug 26th: I had another mask from the same mold lying around, so tried again. This time it was white paint on a white base for the cracked surface, then brown added and wiped away on top to fill the cracks. Result: a bark creature mask. Might be a useful look.
For the Design Every Day Project: http://www.pinterest.com/queenhare/a-design-a-day/