Monday, 4 May 2015

Macabre Monday at HDH # May I have a Quick Word.

Are you ready for a new, macabre challenge?
 The theme for May is:- May I have a Quick Word.
 There are multiple ways to interpret that, as long,
 as it's also dark and macabre in some way.
Either use a word or words somewhere,
Or make it a quick make ( less than a day from start to finish).
So come on Show us your most Gothic, Macabre, Twisted creations and revel in the dark side of crafting.
For my DT piece I decided to alter a box. I started by giving the box inside and out a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in black. I then applied DecoArt Media Black Modelling paste through a stencil to the box base sides.
Whilst this was drying I gave the lid both outside and inside a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in black. I then fired up photoshop and created my Poe collage and printed out.
Once the box sides had dried I reapplied the stencil and added DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Medium Grey Value 6 with a stencil brush. Once dried I went over all box sides with a mixed wash of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Crbon Black and Quinacrodone Gold to tone down. This was then sealed with a coat of DecoArt Matte Media Varnish.
I then gave the lid a coat of DecoArt Matte Medium and also applied Matte Mediun to the back of my collage and attached to the box lid with a brayer so as not to get any air bubbles. Once dry a coat of DecoArt Matte Media Varnish was applied to protect.
For the finishing touch decorative feet were added to the box.

                                                           VIEW OF BOX SIDE.

                                                                 FULL FRONTAL VIEW.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will join over in the Dungeon at Haunted Design House to share your own interpretations of the theme. Remember to keep it dark and gothic, not light and sweet. You have until Midnight May 31st to join us and you can enter up to 3 creepy creations. 

Friday, 1 May 2015

ATC Inspiration with Smudgy aNTICS.

As you might or might not be aware, SMEARED INK shall cease trading as from 
MAY 5th 2015.
Because of this the SMEARED INK DT shall become the 
We shall continue to produce wickedly alternative art here, on the SMUDGY ANTIC'S blog and,
 on our facebook SMEARED AND SMUDGED group
Please keep your projects DARK, MACABRE, CREEPY, SAUCY, NAUGHTY, CREEPY, WICKED, or just plain AWESOME.
HOPEFULLY, SMEARED INK shall return in the not to distant future, 
until then we'll keep the SMEARED INK flag flying
For my inspiration I have created an ATC and Envelope to match using one of the images from Smeared Inks The Other Side of Fear Digi Set. I decided to do an image transfer on a mixed media background using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Do check out the challenge on the Smudgy Antics Blog as we have changed thing up a bit and are offering prizes to a
 RANDOM WINNER every month who shall receive a 
SMEARED INK digi image and a real rubber SMEARED INK stamp...
plus there will be a TOP 3 that will be voted for by the DT.
Hugs Fiona.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Saturday BATerfly with Smudgy Antics.

For my DT inspiration on the Smudgy Antics Blog I decided to alter a cheap plastic frame to house the fabulous BATerfly digi image available from Smeared Ink.

First I gave the frame two coats of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in black. Once dry I used DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Silver Spark to highlight all the raised detail on the frame and buffed to a high sheen. I then embossed a 300gsm piece of black cardstock and cut to size to fit within the frame and then highlight all the raised detail with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Silver Spark. This was then attached to the frame.

I  resized the BATerly image 3 times in photoshop. Printed out on my laser printer and then ran the images through my new minc foiling machine with silver foil which highlights all the image edges to tie in with the frame. Coloured up with copics and then fussy cut and layered up each image with 3d foam to stand proud. The layered BATaerfly was the attached to the frame background Lovely.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Skull Box with DecoArt Media Line

I'm so loving the Media Line of products from DecoArt and have an altered wooden box to show today. I started with a plain wooden box, removed the hinges and fittings. I gave the box base and box lid a coat of DecoArt Matte Medium to give tooth to product that will be applied. I then Embossed some 300gsm cardstock and attached to the sides of the box  and box lid with DecoArt Matte medium. I then used DecoArt Modelling Paste applied through a stencil to the box lid. Whilst this was drying I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to paint the sides of the box base. For the box lid I wanted the effect of carved wood and I think I achieved the look I was after. The lid was given a coat of Media Fluid Acrylic in black and once dry my stencil was then re positioned on the box lid and stippled with Media Fluid Acrylic in Titan Buff. A wash of Media Fluid Acrylic in Quinacrodone Gold was then applied. Once dried I gave the whole lid a going over with Andy Skinners Dirty wash treatment. Once dry DecoArt Crackle Glaze was then applied. Once this had dried a coat of DecoArt Black Antiquing cream was applied and wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks. To finish the box base and lid was given a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish to seal and protect. Quite pleased how this turned out.
Box Front.
                                                          Close up of Box Lid.

                                                                   Close up of Sides.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Toxic Friday with Smudgy Antics.

For today's inspiration I decided to create a mixed media piece with some photoshop work thrown in for good measure. I created my background with Ink sprays and scanned into photoshop. I then coloured up the main focal image from The Toxic Ballerina Set available at Smeared Ink. Added in the Toxic Text, printed and mounted onto black mount board ready for framing.
Don't forget to come and join in our monthly Smudgy Antics Challenges which are always "Anything Goes"! As always don't forget to use at least one Smeared Ink image in your project to be able to enter into the current challenge.
 Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read.
Hugs Fiona.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Progressive Challenge Part Two:- using Aloha Nui

I'm back with my EDT contribution to the Rick St Dennis MFA Progressive Challenge over on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog
It's with summer in mind that we bring this little cutie for you all to use this month. The image is called Aloha Nui and available from the Zibbet store here. Those who played along with Part 1 last month will have received free this adorable image. If you didn't play along and get the freebie, you can still join us this month because she is available for purchase in Rick's Zibbet store.
I coloured the image up with copics and then fussy cut and set to one side. I created a background in photoshop and printed out. Inked the edges and then matted onto co-ordinating cardstock. This was then matted onto an 8x8 card base and the imaged attached using foam dots for dimension.

Be sure to pop over to the Sparkle and Glitter blog to see the rest of Team B's projects using this adorable image. We can't wait to see what you create with her.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Fiona.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Emerging with Smudgy Antics and Smeared Ink.

Todays Inspiration for my DT piece over at Smudgy Antics for you uses an image from Teri Sherman entitled " Emerging " I decided to create a mixed media board.  I started with  heavy 300gsm cardstock and applied various washes using DecoArt Media fluid acrylics and set aside to dry. I then coloured up the image with copics. I scanned both the image and the background into photoshop. Added my quote and then printed off and attached to the chipboard base. Corners rounded and then inked  the edges with black.
Hope this has inspired you to join with our current Anything Goes Challenge over at Smudgy Antics. Just remember to use a smeared ink image on your project.
  Thanks for stopping by.