Monday 3 June 2013

Texture with Smudgy Antics

Today marks the start of the next two week challenge over at Smudgy Antics. This challenge is all about


We would like to see those textural pieces that everyone loves to touch and feel. As well as look at. We would prefer the non-cute of course..... this is Smudgy Antics after all. There are so many main stream blogs that cater for the cute and we like to be different.

I made a canvas. It is 8"square and was able to pick up a few for very few pennies the other day, lucky me.
All bedecked in green and gold with a touch of brown and purple.
The main image and text are from the Smeared Ink Nymphs Set. They are available in digi here although this is from the rubber set that I am lucky to own. The bg to the tree Nymph is the bark stamp from the Urban Decay rubber stamp set that was featured last month in the rubber club. Still some available just make enquiries here at the Smeared Ink website.
The canvas was first covered with a thin layer of gesso and the stamped image of the bark on paper was added. I did try to get the image to stamp the texture on the canvas but with no luck. I did however get the fabby stippled effect. The whole canvas was then washed with layers of decoart blue/green, gold and transparent yellow acrylic paints. The "butterflies" are created using grunge paste and an Andy Skinner mask. Plenty of old gold rubbing wax all over before attaching our gal and the embellishments. Some twisted wire for the antenna under some pearls, all held together with sepia accents. Some die cut leaves and some golden skeleton leaves. Then comes our leading lady, stamped onto cream card and coloured with promarkers.

I hope you all have a chance to come and show us your TEXTURE over at Smudgy Antics and visit the other DT blogs that make up the Smeared Ink DT team.

It's Skull-a-bration day tomorrow and there is a massive blog hop scheduled. The list is over on my LHS side bar. Loads of skully gorgeousness and inspiration, as if you need it. Please come and support us that love our craniums.


  1. Oh this looks so amazing, I really want to touch it :-) Love the image. Suzanne

  2. Oooh! Loving all that texture and those butterflies are awesome! SO creative!