Thursday, August 22, 2013

Smeared and Smudged August Member Hop

Hello!  Today is the monthly member blog hop for Smeared and Smudged.  The theme this month was Anything Goes.

I decided to alter a box I’ve had for a few years.  Here’s what the drawers looked like before I started painting…

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I applied gesso, painted it, put on some crackle medium, then painted it again.  I added a couple of embellishments to the sides.

My image is from Smeared Ink…it’s actually from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  After I colored and cut out the image I lit a candle and attempted to scorch the feathers a bit.

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I’d also like to enter this into the current Smudgy Antics challenge, which is Burnt Offerings.(I burnt the edges of my image)

Thanks for looking!

Here’s the entire hop list…

Terra

Shell

Maureen

Jane

Evil Edna

Kay

Madeleine – You are here

Kapree

Ike

Lisa

Happy Hopping!

19 comments:

Rick St. Dennis said...

Love the colour combo you used for your crackle-good job!!!

Iris said...

Very clever. Love the crackly look.

happy crafter shell said...

fabulous crackling! what an awesome little box it is now :D Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics xx

ike said...

Fabulous crackle effect on that box - just brilliant :-D
Hugz
IKE xx

angiesuez said...

excellent!! just excellent!

Wendy said...

wow...this is a great project...the box looks much better altered!

Evil Edna said...

WOW!i want one, that is stunning.EE

In paper heaven said...

Great project to rejuvenate something old. Turned out beautiful.

Ellis said...

Gorgeous box you altered, love the crackle effect and the image is perfect! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Jean M said...

love the burnt wings!!!

lisa aka b.creative said...

beatiful crackles, looks fab! thanks :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

That box was worth saving and what a fabulous transformation. That crackle is perfect and the burnt wings are super. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics

I Don't Do Straight said...

The crackle effect looks gorgeous in black and red and great job on burning the edges of the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)

~Lady B~ said...

Fabulous! I love the black and red crackle and the burnt wings on your heart...looks absolutely awesome!

~Lady B~ said...

BTW, thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :D

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Wicked cool take on our Burnt Offerings challenge! I love anything with boxes :0) Thanks for playing with us over at Smudgy Antics :0)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Meant to say I love anything with drawers in boxes but my fingers had a mind of their own LOL!

Kristina said...

Laura,
Terrific crackling! What an awesome little box! Love the black and red. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics!
Peace,
Kristy

Matney said...

Burning! This box came out great. Thanks for giving some deets.