Friday, September 12, 2014

Smeared and Smudged Monthly Member Blog Hop, SI Weekly DT, & ASiD #10

Today members of the Smeared and Smudged Forum have joined up for this months Member Blog Hop.  For September, the theme was "I WISH".  We were to interpret this any way we wished and keeping with the Smeared Ink rules, the project must be stamped somewhere.


Shoni- Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE

Please be sure to leave comments on each of the members blog to let them know that their hard work is appreciated.  Thanks and on with the Blog Hop!

I have been watching True Blood like a mad woman trying to catch up before my HBO channels go away.  I thought it very clever when the vamps cry, they cry blood.  I have altered a little box into a shrine for this poor vamp girl who only wishes to be human again.

Hard to see but 'WISH' is written on the left and right side of the eye center on eyeball.
This picture was taken with the light fully on my shrine so that you can see everything.
The little candle in the shrine is on and in the next picture will show you the lit inside.
Pray for more Deets

The  Smeared Ink images I have used are both from digital sets called Eyes in The Dark (wings) and Broken and Bleeding (vamp girl).

The wings are spritzed with Lemon Grass and Squeezed Orange Dylusion Spray Inks.

Girl is colored in with watercolor pencils.
Fussy cut and adhered to inside.
Crystal Effects over eyes and bloody tears.
Illuminate Smooch Pearlized Ink over face.

Box was from stash.  Front was cut out.
Adhered random sizes of plastic eyes on each side.
Pearl jewels on each side of cut front.
Box outside was then covered with Black Gesso and let dry.
Next I used Cut Grass Dylusion Spray Ink on eyes to get color where I missed with Gesso.
Green Yellow and Lava Red Inka Gold Metallic Rubs were both used randomly over outside.

Entire inside covered with Gold Acrylic paint.
Top and sides are from the digital paper set called Cranium.
Electric light from stash, covered with Gold Acrylic paint and written on with black Sharpie.

Head from stash.  
Used Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint randomly over head.  Also bit of the Lava Red Metallic Rub here and there.
Pearl Jewels with black Sharpie on them for eye centers.
Crystal Effects dried into shape of bloody tear and colored in with Blendabilites on eye.

Body, Arms, Legs, Spine/head
All from dollar store skellie. 
Broke apart and used.
Body and arms covered with Gold Acrylic paint and Metallic Rubs.
Legs sprayed with Krylon  Looking Glass paint.
Spine/head random gone over with Blendablility marker.  Black Sharpie on eyes.

Eyeball from stash.
'WISH' written on each side of eye with fine tip Black Sharpie.

Other Bits
Crystal Effects dried into tear shapes then colored in along bottom edge of box front.
Heart is made with White Simply Pressed Clay into a mold.  
Colored in with Blendabilities and gone over with Crystal Effects and Lava Red Metallic Rub. 
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

This project is also my Weekly Smeared Ink Design Team project since only Smeared Ink Stamps and digital Papers were used.
I am also entering this over at A Step In the Dark challenge blog.  Their Challenge #10 is Anything Goes. 


  1. Wow, such a fabulous project and great altering too! Good idea with the candle inside the box! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. what fun! love all the techniques - and the finished product! very creepily lavish!

  3. Oh my I love this. So me. A fabulous piece very creepy Love it.

  4. SO fun! Great piece.
    Gee your list of mediums sounds like my studio stash, down to the dollar store skellie!

  5. Shoni... I love it! You did a fabulous job! I love True Blood too! Awesome project!!! Wooo Hooo!!!

  6. Creepy awesome! Great project, thanks so much for a great write up! ~kim

  7. WAYYY cool shrine! Fab details and I really love it lit. xxD

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