Smeared and Smudged Members Hop

It's time for the February Smeared and Smudged members hop. The theme this month is cracked and broken. I have made a mixed media piece to share.

I started by adding lots of modeling paste to a piece of card (was a cereal box) then used the end of a paintbrush to scratch out the deep cracks. When it was dry it got a coat of gold paint, then I went into all the cracks with black before adding a thin layer of white (as you can see some of the black hadn't dried properly so I ended up with a grey colour). While that was drying I started on the heart, this was cut from a piece of card which I covered in a couple of layers of red tissue paper, scrunching it up a little as I added it. Both the heart and the black cracks had crackle accents applied to them and were left again to dry. While I was waiting for them I heat embossed the wings from the Smeared Ink Quoth the Raven rubber set, and did several other projects as I hate waiting for things to dry. To finish up the heart I added a little piece of joint tape and a light rubbing of black soot distress ink before adding it to the background and sticking on the words from the Edgar Allan Poe Poem A Dream, which brings me to a reminder that the current challenge at Quoth the Raven is for the Love of Poe and Smudgy Antics is always anything goes with a Smeared Ink stamp, we would love it if you came and played along this month.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Teresa said…
What a beautiful quote! Love the techniques you used here, it looks so tactile xx
This is wonderful - I love all the texture and cracks and the quote/poem is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Haunted Design House this month :)
ike said…
Amazing - I love all the textures - a fabulous creation Shell :-D xxxxx
DonnaMundinger said…
WOW Shell! That is some fabulous texture and fab quote from the poem. Love it! And thanks for sharing with us in the dungeon at HDH. xxD
Lisa häll said…
Very cool project...Love all The texture and Bold heart!
NanB said…
Shell, this is freaking awesome! No other words that I can used to express how great this is! Love the cereal box (the base of sooo many of my things!) and the appearance of stone and that heart is soooo awesome!! And of course the words of Poe just make it all the more fabulous!!
Love all the texture going on here. Fabulous piece.
I agree...the textures are awesome...I just want to reach out and touch it! Beautiful work!
TangledBlueRose said…
Love this Shell! Brilliant all around, texture, color and super sentiment!Thanks for sharing!~kim
It would fit in with our challenge at Mixed Media Mojo, (hint, hint) :)
Kay Wallace said…
What a beautiful mixed media piece, Shell, so full of yummy texture. There is such dimension here that I can almost touch it. The gray may have been unintended, but I love it as the backdrop for your red winged heart! You have provided great inspiration this week at the Quoth the Raven site!
blackdragon said…
Beautiful quote... beautiful texture... beautiful project.
Love this shell xxx
A really cool piece Shell, I love all the textures and details!
I don't like to wait for things to dry either. Oil toole projects is a must. Lol. Your quote fits this piece perfectly! Awesome job! Thanks for joining us at Mixed a Media Mojo. ~Niki DT
Lou Lou said…
All that gorgeous texture is fabulous, thamks for joining us at LOC Lou x
Dotty Jo x said…
A gorgeous piece! Thanks for sharing with us at Naughty or Nice Challenges, Jo x
awesome thanks for playing in the dungeon
KristyLee said…
This is trippy looking, it's gross looking but in a totally awesome way! I think it wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at "Left of Center Creative challenges."
Lindsey said…
Wow, such dimension and texture! Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!
Lovely! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month x
maureenjscott said…
Wow!! This is stunning, i love the background, fabulous sentiments, the winged heart looks awesome! Thanks for playing at LOC! Mo x
Judy McKay said…
Lovely red and silver mix media piece.
Lovely art work. I am back with another hat on. Love your unique cards. Very nice work. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this week. Judy DT
Maria Levine said…
Cool piece! Love that heart! Thanks so much for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo!
butterfly said…
Really interesting textures and such powerful words... a great piece. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
Alison x
Creepy Glowbugg said…
Gorgeous multi media piece, Shell! Really fabulous texture and interest.
Thank you for joining us in the dungeon at HDH!

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