For 'Nature's Wonders' at AJJ today I have created something I am not too keen on stumbling upon in my home - a couple of scary spiders. I guess we're lucky here in the UK not to have any deadly ones to worry about but I'm still frightened of them - Yep I'm scared of them. I know mostly they are good and a necessary evil as they eat so many pests. I'm not going to mention number of species there are and other statistics or I'll be having nightmares tonight thinking about that!
I do have one of those plastic spider catcher things so they can easily be evicted into the garden (usually by Dave and not me) - sorry Mr Spider :(
I cheated and used a piece of A4 black card and then sprayed that with a few colours of Cosmic Shimmer mists.
Then I drew the spiders web with a white Posca pen and painted the spider with acrylic paints. Added blue and green pan pastel over the shimmer spray around the web.
I painted the leaves using Inktense Bars. I didn't realise they show up so good on black so I learnt something trying that..
Stamped the words using a Dovecraft mini alphabet set.
This piece also got me wondering about spider web patterns and left me with several questions to investigate - can you identify the spider by the pattern of an empty web ? and is there a pattern or are they all random? Do they all look like the one I drew or are there other shapes. Do male and females make them, do all species make them?
I think Spiders and webs are wonders of nature.
Thanks for stopping by
and for any comments
(I hope todays fun piece doesn't give you nightmares)