Saturday, December 21, 2013

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Creepmas with Smeared and Smudged

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  I am Lady Brayton.  

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Here is my project for today. 
I must warn project is not very creepy.
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I painted my blocks with DecoArt America Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints.  I used Cotton Ball DA500-30, Dark Scarlet DA508-30  and Turf Green DA520-30.  The great thing about these paints is that there is no need for a primer or a sealer.  I did sand my wood and wiped it with a tack cloth prior to painting.

I stamped "Merry Creepmas" with Smeared Ink's retired rubber set "Build a Zombie Alphabet" onto 3/4" squares of white card.  I colored the creepy letters with my copic markers and Spica gel pens.

When my paint was dry, I used DecoArt Decou-Page glue/Sealer in Matte (DS106-64) to adhere the paper squares to the painted blocks.

I added foam dots to some wooden snowflakes and added them to three of the blocks.  For a little extra creep in Creepmas, I added Rick St. Dennis' "Creepmas Tree Lights" image to my Creepmas blocks.  This cutie was colored with copic markers and fussy cut.  He hasn't been attached to my piece so you may see him on a future project :)

~ Lady Brayton ~


  1. OOOH, I LOVE this LB! Cool alphabet and that little ghoul looks so happy hanging lights. Fabulous! xxD

  2. OMGoodness...LB, I love your decoration. It might not be totally creepy but it's fantastic.

  3. What I love about projects like this one is that they aren't overtly creepy. People will wander by it and think "oh, what a sweet Christmas display" and then stop to look closer only to see the zombie alphabet and that little gremlin making trouble. LOVE that surprise factor. And that zombie alphabet is fantastic!

  4. Love the blocks
    I have the creepmas light guy coloured too :-) he is fun

    Great xmas deco

  5. Very cute display with or without the gremlin. That letter set is awesome!

  6. love how you have used the little guy in the back!!! ;o) And otherwise... you are right not too creepy but neither are mine lol

  7. Love how you've made this greeting, thank you for the step by step instructions.

  8. Oh that's fabulous! need to make some blocks like this for my wee ones! they'd love it - maybe not so much the zombie alphabet right enough! lol Fabulous! mo xxx

  9. Haha this is so fun, cool and creative!