Release The Kraken

Today I’m sharing another little shrine project. I had a lot of fun with this one…..

Release the Kraken Shrine

I got the MDF shrine kit from my good friend John Glossop. I had the idea to add a door, and found that the MDF ATC frames from Calico Craft Parts were the perfect size. The broken glass is frosted shrink plastic, cut into shards before shrinking, and glued to the back of the frame.

I created an aged brass effect on the shrine with DecoArt Media paints – the rivets are dots of Liquid Pearls, added before the washes of paint were applied.

The tentacles are polymer clay – I used Sculpy Premo Pearlescent clay in green and gold.

Release the Kraken Shrine

The door frame is painted a copper tone, just to introduce another colour to the project, and is attached with a small brass hinge. I love the way that some of the tentacles are coming through the broken glass, and some are pushing out through the door.

Release the Kraken Shrine

Even though the back probably wont be seen, I couldn’t resist adding a little ‘secret extra’….

Release the Kraken Shrine

The port hole is by Calico Craft Parts and was painted a copper tone to match the door on the front. I drew the eye with a fineliner and coloured with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you have been inspired by my project xx


4 Replies to “Release The Kraken”

  1. Not to sound like a broken record, but I LOVE this!! Brilliant! So clever to use the shrink plastic as your shattered glass. And like I said before, I love me some tentacled beasties.

  2. Fabulous Teresa! Love the Liquid Pearls rivets and shrinky plastic for the shards. Awesome texture and so clever. Love seeing your creations!~kim

  3. Nice to see you used safety glass, no krakens were hurt in the making of this art instillation ? Looks fantastic.

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