Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Day 5 of 12 Days of Creepmas!

Welcome back for Day 5 of our freaky fab
12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged!

On the 5th day of Creepmas
my true love gave to me
5 Bloody Nooses

Thank you for all the compliments I'm getting on my backgrounds I created for each page so I thought I'd tell you a bit more about it ;0)
I used Cuttlebug's Gear Box narrow embossing folder and placed the areas I wanted to emboss into the folder and hand pressed with my fingers.  I simply applied more pressure in some areas more than others to control the amount of embossing to achieve some variation.  I then applied Fired Brick Distress Ink with a sponge applicator to bring out the embossing and added more ink on the deeper embossed areas for even more variation.  This was all done after I coloured the image with Copics.  Black Soot Distress ink was applied to the distressed edges and then I randomly spritzed with pearl white Smooch spray and because Distress Ink is water based I got a sparkly Steampunk-esque background and a cool bleeding effect at the same time!
 
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Other supplies used
  • Smeared Ink's 12 Days of Creepmas by Ike digis
  • Recycled metallic gold Christmas gift wrap from my stash
  • Image edited in Photoshop CS6
  • Neenah cardstock
  • Copic markers
  • Cuttlebug Gear Box embossing folder
  • Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Inks
  • Tim's Paper Distresser tool
  • White pearl Smooch spritz spray
  • Inkssentials Matte Accents
  • Viva Pearl Pen 3D Magic Transparent White
  • Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
    See you again on Thursday Dec 11th for
    Day 6 of 12 Days of Creepmas!  
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Altered Eclectic Challenges * About Art Accents

10 comments:

  1. Nooses! Loving that the way things have been going around here lately~lol! Fantastic texture and colors! Amazing page for your book!! Loooove it!

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  2. Such awesome nooses, is it wrong to say that? lol
    Thanks so much for sharing your how-to. Love the effect. So perfect for your wonderful book!~kim

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  3. Two effects in one! Don't you love when that happens.
    I can see the nooses swaying to the music.

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  4. Great page! Love the way the nooses reference the 5 rings, visually.

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  5. Another really great page in your little book. I do like the dimension with the glossy accents. Love the nooses for rings! Great work.

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  6. Oh yes! LOVING those backgrounds and also the cool dimensional effect you're doing with the images. Another fabulous page. xxD

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  7. Another great page - your little book is going to be a treasure :D

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  8. Thanks for all the details on the backgrounds. Another great page!!

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  9. Such a brilliant way to do the backgrounds and I adore the glossy accents on the images - Awesome !! :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxxx

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Thanks so much for checking out my blog today! I appreciate all your comments :0)
Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B

Leigh S-B Designs - Home of The Sharpie Domino Queen!
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