Oct 8, 2015

31 Days of Halloween Day 8 -Smeared Ink

Ready for Day 8 of
 this entire month over at 
for the entire month.
I'll be posting on their Facebook page also.
Day 8, can't believe I've come this far.  I hand drew this image on a black ATC (Artist Trading Card) using a white gel pen.  The skeleton is another button (one of three).  I gave him bat wings and a witch  from Martha Stewart punches, white bats with EK Success punch.  Cut a mini pumpkin in half and adhered it with glue dots.  I went over the background witch and bat wings with a glitter gel pen.  I also used the Brilliance Moonlight Frost on the moon with a soft sponge.
Can't wait to see what everyone else is creating. 
Till the next time!

Oct 7, 2015

31 Days of Halloween Day 7 - Smeared Ink

Ready for Day 7 of
 going on over at 
for the entire month.
I'll be posting on their Facebook page also.
Hiya, ok, the base of this project is a cardboard circle, the ones you place underneath a cake.  Here's how it was made.  I gessoed it up, used Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel then white acrylic paint.  After it all dried, I used Distress Ink, Hickory Smoke and went over the circle in circular motion very lightly.   
Next, I used Tim's Bigz Die, Witching Hour using black cardstock and chipboard.  I adhered the two cutouts together for firmness.
Then, only to the face and hand,  I applied TH Crackle Paint, Peeled Paint, let it dry and then lightly went over it with DI Black Soot to bring out the cracks.  The broom was painted and I used green string and tied it around the bristols for more dimension. 
I tied a piece of lime green tulle around her neck as her cape.   I used the MS Cat punch and adhered him onto the broom for the ride, I also used some smaller bats which I punched out of a EK Success flat punch and adhered them down.  That's it, if you have any questions, let me know.
Hope you enjoy and hope you have a great day/night.
Thank you once again!

Oct 6, 2015

31 Days of Halloween - Day 6 Smeared Ink

Ready for Day 6 of
that's going on over at 
for the entire month.
I'll be posting on their Facebook page also.
For today, I chose another canvas this on is a 4x4.  I came across these Nightmare Before Xmas buttons by Dress It Up and I knew I just had to make something with them.  
What fun I had with this one!
I began with gesso and Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylic paint, Smidge of Blue by Ranger.  I mixed the blue with a dab of white acrylic paint. The tree was added next I had it laying around, I used a pencil to curve the tree and made it 3 dimensional. Then I used thin green wire and curved them to small "S" shapes and hung them onto the branches.  I used Glossy Accent to adhere the branches so that the wire won't move.  The Martha Stewart fence was a punch.  I lightened up the fence and the tree using Brilliance, Moonlight White pigment ink.   
My Copic markers were used to draw the swirly hill/mountains, here are the colors I used:
  BV00, BV08, BV11, V000, V02 and V04.
Copic markers were used also in the background (light swirls.)
I removed the back of the button and glued them down with hot glue.  Using a white gel pen I created tiny dots to complete the twilight sky.
I had a great time creating this one.  It's my fave piece so far.  
The juices are flooding!  I love this time of the year.


31 Days of Halloween - Day 5 Smeared Ink

I'm back again for Day 5 of
"31 days of Halloween" 
that's going on over at 
for the entire month.
I decided to post here and on their Facebook page.
This time around I went with a 5x7 canvas which was covered in gesso and dried.  I then used a stencil with a Liquitex clear heavy gel.  I used several Distress Inks, Seedless Grapes, Mermaid Lagoon, Spiced Marmalade.  Using Tim Holtz' Shatter stencil and went over it with Azure Stazon Archival Ink.  I then buffed it with TH's new Glaze.  Added some dried flower branches  and used Smeared Ink's stamp of skulls (colored with Copic markers).  I added a different stamp (can't remember by who right now, will come back and add the name).  The skulls and the witch stamp were smothered with Glossy Accent and set to dry overnight.  
Added a mummy and tombstone embellishments by Jolees.
I also added a skeleton arm, spider and skeleton frame embellishments.
The bats were from Martha Stewart punches.  
Hope you like!
Hope you enjoyed my canvas.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  
Have a good one folks!

Oct 4, 2015

31 Days of Halloween Day 4- Smeared Ink

Back again for Day 4 of
"31 days of Halloween" 
that's going on over at 
for the entire month.
I decided to post here and on their Facebook page.
I began this tag by using a Distressor tool (Tim Holtz) and scrapped around the edges of the entire tag then inked it up with Distress Ink, Black Soot.   On the tag itself, I used Distress Inks Twisted Cintron, and Crushed Olive.  A Stamper's Anonymous Stamp was inked up with Black Archival ink.  I used Inka gold, green yellow & silver.  The silver gives a feel of fog it actually appears whitish in some areas.

The bats, cat, witch and green gate were all Martha Stewart punches.  I used my Copic Markers to color the gate.  I then hand drew the spider web, glued on a small spider embellishment and added the green glittered ribbon.

Once again, thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day/night!