If you are looking for skully inspiration, then look no further – welcome to the Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop brought to you by the Smeared and Smudged members.
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SKULL APPRECIATION DAY
On to my project: I have decorated a wooden pencil pot with Stampbord panels and skull beads.
I used a glue gun to attach the skull beads to the base of the pot, then painted it with DecoArt Dazzling Metallics paint in Copper and set aside to dry.
Meanwhile I took four ATC sized pieces of Stampbord and coloured them with Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo Distress Inks, blending with CutnDry foam. I then stamped images from the Morte set of rubber stamps onto each panel with black StazOn ink. Now the fun began – I used a scraper tool to etch into the surface to reveal the white highlights. I love the extra detail you can create this way (I just wish Stampbord wasn’t so expensive!!)
Once I was happy with each panel I glued them to the pencil pot with Pinflair Glue Gel and left to dry. Finally I used some DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream in black to dull down the copper areas along the edges and feet. I swiped a bit of Copper Gilding wax along the edges of the panels for a metallic shine.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my project – please take the time to stop and look at all the amazing art on the hop today.
I am entering the following challenges:
Dream In Darkness – ATG
Smudgy Antics – ATG
Forever Dark – ATG
Altered Eclectics – ATG