Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

BEST WITCHES FOR A SAFE AND 
SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN!
Today is the grand finale of DominoART's 31 Days of Halloween Scarefest and mammoth blog hop with Smeared and Smudged!


 I've got 2 spooktacular projects up today for my Day 31 share so hop on over for a look see and while you're there my 31 Days of Halloween Wicked Players need your votes!

There's 31 clawesome projects to feast your eyes on so grab a cuppa, check them all out and then vote for your favourites!

Click HERE to be transported to my wicked world of altered game art!


Happy Haunting!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Tribute to Poe - Coffin Trinket Box & DominoART Necklace Part 2!

Hello Everyone!
As I mentioned yesterday we're into the 2nd week of my DominoART blog's 31 Days of Halloween Scarefest and blog hop with Smeared and Smudged!  39 blogs are playing this year and it's the largest month long blog hop in Smeared and Smudged history!  It's not too late to hop with us and win some awesome prizes in the daily Scavenger Hunts.  Check it all out on my Day 1 post!

My Day 10 post was a tribute to Poe coz October 7 was the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious death 165 years ago.  Using my new stamps designed by me, Autumn's Pencil, plus Smeared Ink's Poe I created a coffin trinket box with an altered domino necklace nestled inside.

"A Tribute to Poe"
Domino Necklace and Coffin Trinket Box
by Leigh S-B

modeled by Annabelle Lee
Yesterday I introduced you to my new rubber stamps I designed exclusively for Smeared Ink called "Autumn's Pencil"!

Autumn's Pencil by Leigh Snaith-Brunton - September 2014 Smeared Ink Rubber Club exclusive now available to the public for order in November!

Today's post is all about the Domino necklace!


I used a brand new standard size white domino straight out of the tin and stained it with 2 shades of Memento grey ink and randomly tapped the edges onto a jet black Archival ink pad then dabbed at it with a piece of scrunched up paper towel for a mottle stone effect before heat setting it.  The image of Poe was stamped onto the domino with black Archival ink and heat set again.  I then applied metallic Liquid Silver DecoColor paint pen to the bevelled edges of the domino and put it aside to dry.

I stamped the large background stamp from my Autumn's Pencil rubber stamp set, which I call the Black Rose coz of the large rose-like tangle onto white light weight cardstock with jet black Archival ink and cut two narrow strips the same width as the sides of the domino.  I added depth to the image with pencil in true Zentangle fashion and applied Black Soot Distress ink to the edges before adhering to the sides of the domino with double sided tape.
I sealed the entire domino with matte Delta Ceramcoat varnish and embellished the front with 2 black metal roses and metal alphabet embellies adhered with small drops of Judikins Diamond Glaze.  Once dry I adhered the bale/brooch combo to the back with E6000 adhesive and added a silver chain with a lobster claw clasp. 
 

 The necklace nestles nicely inside the matching coffin trinket box I made to go with it.

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Tribute to Poe - Coffin Trinket Box & DominoART Necklace Part 1!

Hello Everyone!
We're into the 2nd week of my DominoART blog's 31 Days of Halloween Scarefest and blog hop with Smeared and Smudged!  It's not too late to hop with us and win some awesome prizes in the daily Scavenger Hunts.  Check it all out on my Day 1 post!

For today's post, Day 10, I created a tribute to Poe.
October 7, 165 years ago, Edgar Allan Poe was taken from us.  Using my new stamps, Autumn's Pencil, plus Smeared Ink's Poe I created a coffin trinket box with an altered domino necklace nestled inside.

"A Tribute to Poe"
Domino Necklace and Coffin Trinket Box
by Leigh S-B


Yesterday I introduced you to my new rubber stamps I designed exclusively for Smeared Ink called "Autumn's Pencil"!

Autumn's Pencil by Leigh Snaith-Brunton - September 2014 Smeared Ink Rubber Club exclusive now available to the public for order in November!


Today's post is going to concentrate on the Coffin Trinket Box. Stop by tomorrow for more info on how I made the Domino necklace!

The wooden coffin box is from Michaels and I stained it black with Black Soot Distress
Stain.  While it dried I stamped the large background stamp from my Autumn's Pencil rubber stamp set, which I call the Black Rose coz of the large rose-like tangle, twice onto white light weight cardstock and 4 times onto heavy weight with jet black Archival ink.  Also stamp the narrow border stamp 3 times, which I call the Bleeding Edge coz of the blood drips on both ends.  Add depth to the images with pencil in true Zentangle fashion.  Cut the Black Rose part out of 4 of them to make the layered rose on the front of the trinket box.

Remove the hardware on the box and adhere two of the narrow panels to the sides with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive.  Use a sharp blade to cute down the join so the box can open again.  Use the 3rd narrow panel for the top and bottom of the box.  Adhere the two large panels to the back and front of the box and make sure you center the rose on the front.  Trim the excess away with scissors.  Apply Black Soot Distress Ink to all the edges.

Cut the 4 rose sections slightly smaller each time and adhere them to black cardstock and cut out.  Layer them onto the front of the box with black pop dots.  For the inside of the box I scanned a page from Tales of Mystery by Edgar Allen Poe and lined the inside of the lid with it and added yellow silk fabric to the base.  Seal the entire box with matte Delta Ceramcoat varnish and put the hardware back on.  Add 6 Inkssentials black enamel dots to the front corners and embellish with 2 black metal roses and metal alphabet embellies adhered with small drops of Judikins Diamond Glaze.

Don't forget to stop by again tormorrow for more info on how I made my altered domino necklace!

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents
Leigh S-B Designs - Home of The Sharpie Domino Queen!
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