Friday, January 31, 2014

Kickstart Your Art Day 5 - Scrap Background

Click HERE to find out more and to start at the beginning of this crazy, awesomely fun challenge.

I have started an Art Journal that features wonderfully dark ladies.
They are full of surprises and lots of fun.
I am continuing my "ladies journal" for this week long challenge.

 Thank You awesome Art Journal Design Team over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum for all your wonderful tutorials and prompts to help us all out.
And shout out to Smeared Ink for sponsoring and getting this fabulous Challenge up and running.

I adore dark humor in all forms.  One of the best, and who has the best hair, is Elvira Mistress of the Dark.  This AJ page was inspired from the great one herself and quote is from the pinball game Scared Stiff (1996), remember those??



A Mouth Full of Deets

Vamp is one of Ike's new images just released this week.  Find her and other fab images at Ike's Art.
Image was printed onto recycled paper of my kiddos old school work.  Tore along right edge.
Markers and Blender Pen to color in.  Fine tip black Sharpie to darken lines and make veins in eye.

Used the Scrap Background technique for the base of my AJ page.  White Gesso w/ fingers to smear and blend over designer papers.

Watercolor crayons and Aqua Painter to give a bit of color over dried Gesso.
Stamp with Crumb Cake ink from set Urban Decay (April 2013), around all edges of face to give some more texture and shading.  A Smeared Ink Rubber Club past offer stamp set.

Black Sharpie for hand written quote.

Versa Mark ink over page.  Clear Embossing Powder over entire page and heat set.  Somehow managed not to get ink and EP on eye.  But worked out fine.

Crystal Effects on eye and lips.
Did not realize that when I used the water and then heat set that the images from kiddos homework would show through.  But ended up looking pretty cool so no worries.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. Fabulous! I love the detailed description as I find it helpful. I think I should have read this before working on my page! Lol..

  2. i will be getting that image from Ike wow this is a fabulous page
    susan s

  3. Awesome! Cool new image, too.:) Thanks for playing!

  4. I really like the effects on his eye and lips. Very cool.

  5. naughty Mommy destroying your children's schoolwork. LOL Fab page and technique and I adore her eye! xxD

  6. That is just amazing and I LUV the gorgeous juicy look of his lips :-) Wonderful background and great shiny eye too :-) I am sure the kiddoes won't mind their schoolwork being transformed like this :-D
    Thank you for using one of mine :-D

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. Superbe. I like your collage and the colours.

  8. really great page ! it is great to have you playing with us !