Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Creepmas with Smeared and Smudged

Congrats if you've made it this far down the hop list!
  I am Lady Brayton.  

If you arrived here from Kat's fabulous blog, you are on the right track.  If you came from someplace else or arrived here by accident and want to start the hop from the beginning, head over to Terra's blog.  After you are done with my blog, your next and final stop on the Creepmas 2013 Blog Hop is the amazingly talented Alison.  Although I am posting early, the hop goes live at 9am Pacific Time.



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Today's offering is a paper skull ornament.
Click image to enlarge.


This is an older Smeared Ink digi, and he has been added back into the store.  You can find "Watchful Eye" here.

Anyway, I colored the image with copic markers, scanned it to my pc, then I printed a sheet full of images and fussy cut them.  I made several layers and adhered them with silicone household glue that I bought from Ace Hardware store.  The glue is easy to squeeze and has a low odor in comparison to other silicone glues I've tried.  

I got silicone glue on the Santa's cap and wanted to color the cap to darken it, but the silicone acted as a resist so I had to sand the cap and paint it.  I used DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin Paint in Red Barn(DA507-30) and Black Tie(DA539-30) to achieve the color I wanted.  

I used Glossy accents in the eye as well as the recessed areas and I used Deco Art Glistening Snow Writer (DS75-3) to the white parts of Santa's Cap.  The picture does not do the ornament justice.  It looks so brilliant in real life.  I punched a hole in the cap and added gold cording so the ornament can be hung on my Creepmas tree :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
~ Lady Brayton ~

16 comments:

  1. Brilliant image, a fantastic idea for an ornament and eawww...that eye!

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  2. Oh this would really be perfect for a Creepmas tree! It's a creepy and cool paper skull ornament.

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  3. Great minds there, Chickie! Love your ornament. I couldn't find him in the store either. xxD

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  4. Is it the Caïn 's eye ? Do you the poem from Victor Hugo ? "L'oeil était dans la tombe et regardait Caïn"
    This image and its name seem to be isnpired by this poem.

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  5. Coloring the image, scanning it and printing multiples - GENIUS!!! And here I was wondering if I would have the patience to color multiples images to make a layered one. You've saved me!

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  6. Wow! amazing shadows and shine effects.

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  7. What a great ornament LB. Love how your skellie is colored and fussy cut. It really looks dimensional. Great project for Day 2 of the hop!

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  8. Lady B, you rocked this ornament. I would buy a whole set. Fantastic.

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  9. love how the glistening snow turned out

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  10. Totally adore the 3d effect. And so very clever to scan it once colored so you don't have to color all the pieces individually! I'll have to remember to do this.

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  11. Awesome ornament! I really love how you did the eye too. And thanks for the info on where to buy the glue, I haven't had any luck at the regular craft stores when I've looked.

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  12. LB, this eye is really creepy... not sure I would dare adding it to my tree with the other ornaments !!!

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  13. That is one creepy ornament. Love it

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  14. Fabulous ornament LadyB! I have added him to my digi wish list! Think I need some of these for my tree.... not sure the kids will appreciate it tho! lol Mo x

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  15. Oh my gosh, I'd love a whole tree of these! I know the kids would. Just the right touch of glitter too :)

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