August Smeared and Smudged Blog hop

This is my piece for the smeared and smudged forum members blog hop. Below is the blog roll for you to see all the other fab work from some of the other members.

Evil Edna

It will come as no surprise I am sure that I once again left this piece until the very last moment. I seem to have lost all track of what day we are on so completely forgot about doing a piece for this hop :( Luckily I did make some blank journal pages last week so when I got up this morning I used one of those pages to make my piece.

To make the page I opened up a cereal box and painted over it all with a white acrylic paint on both sides. When each side had dried completely I grabbed a selection of acrylic paints and got to work covering each side, I used a blend of greens, blues which I added in several layers until it was all completely covered. When it was all dry I cut up the box to make a couple of pages and some tags, the scrap bits will be kept for making collages.

This morning when I started on my piece for today I started by adding some more paint to the page, I added some gold then painted a piece of burlap with some blue paint which I then used to stamp over the background, I let that dry off some and then I painted a lighter blue onto some bubble wrap and stamped that onto the page too. At this point I was happy with the look of the background. Every so often I will spend a while just colouring in stamps so I always have a supply ready to be used in projects, so I had a hunt to see which one I wanted to use, I decided on the Mer with Pet digi stamp which can be found int he smeared ink store here.

I added some fibres and the image then using a black marker I wrote on the sentiment at the top and coloured around it with a white faber castell aqua pencil. To finish it all off I added a few little dew drops.

I do hope you will be able to go and look at all the other blogs today as I know there will be amazing art work on them all.


Ally White Cat said…
This is so beautiful Shell I love it
you know me and mermaids :)
susan s
Linda Simpson said…
Beautiful Shell, I love the image and all the gorgeous details.

Linda xxx
Rick St. Dennis said…
cool design for summer-I love mermaids so its great by me
Iris said…
So pretty. I love all the dimension and bling.
ike said…
The background is sooo beautiful Shell - I hope to get to this stage one day !! :-D
Lovely image too - she's lovely :-)
IKE xx
angiesuez said…
Love the dew drops. Nice job!!
Wendy said…
this is gorgeous the colors you used and your mermaid is wonderful!
Evil Edna said…
very textured, beautiful image.EE
In paper heaven said…
Love the image and added embellishments. Loretta
Laura B said…
Beautiful page! Love the different textures.:)
Ellis said…
Beautiful page you created and the background matches the colored images perfectly! =) Nice seaweed! =)
Hugs, Elenor
beautiful shell! looks very alive. ♥
Matney said…
Coloring is wonderful and what a great way to use those fiber extras!

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