Saturday, May 10, 2014

Let's smear some ink!

Here is my Smeared Ink project for the week.
I am only a few pages short of completing my very first art journal (thanks, Suzie!),
and I thought this would make a neat page.

I used the digital versions of the empty specimen jar, specimen label,
and the elephant from the Circus Procession set. 
I turned them into png images using Gimp, meaning I made the 
backgrounds transparent so that I could layer them into one complete image.
I covered the jar with Glossy Accents, but apparently the medium wasn't
completely dry, which I learned after putting a heavy object on top
of it to make it lay flat. When I pulled up the object, part of the elephant
was stuck to the bottom. I added more accents to the ruined spots and
let it dry overnight

I used the same process for this little bear, and even
used the no-lines coloring technique on him as well.
I was hoping it would make him look more realistic.
 No Glossy Accents on this one. I didn't want to take a
chance on ruining this one once it was colored.

Same technique here as well, using the Death Cab Hearse #1 image, 
and some of my favorite medium, Crackle Accents from Inkssentials.

I made the background using Dylusions Spray Inks, and a couple of 
Tim Holtz stencils, and a stamp. I used the water spritz technique to remove some color,
and I drew on a little spider web, and attached teeny, punched spiders all over. 

That's it for me.
I have three Mother's day cards to make today.
Not feelin' it, but that's not their fault. I miss my Mom worse
this year than I did last year. Been plagued by random tears yesterday
and today. Weird how the subconscious works....  


  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! And that bear..... I WANT ONE!!!!

  2. Fantastic page you made, great details and the bear looks very real! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. This is fabulous!! I am loving the bear, the colouring on it is superb!!

  4. This would make a perfect page. I love this. Great background and those jars are brilliant !
    Corrie x

  5. OOOh Glo! REally creative! Fabulous! xxD


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