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Thursday 19 November 2015

Smeared and Smudged November 2015 Member Blog Hop

Susan R. - You are here!
Susan S.

There aren't many of us this time so do hop through and see what there is to see -
all will be posted today by 9am PST!

This is my make:

So first my grunge-y background...
I don't suppose I would try this technique on my own - it's the sort of experiment my husband and chemistry teacher daughter like to play with.

Here is a link on Flickr to the video I made of preparing my board or see it on facebook here

 Hope you can see one of the links - the video is rather long but watching a little will give you the idea ...basically electricity is passed through a piece of plywood coated with sodium bicarbonate solution to produce burnt figures. The electricity is produced using a microwave transformer.

This is the result: burnt, grimy, dirty - grunge-y!

I also photographed it to print out (smaller) twice in a sort of greyscale...

 I printed two skulls straight onto the wood using a Smeared Ink rubber stamp designed by Rick St Dennis and Versafine.

Next, taking copies of the photograph I overprinted with Teri Sherman's Bah Humbug Tree.

I added colour with Promarkers, paperpieced the skulls with beige paper and distressed the skulls and edges with Scattered Twigs.

For the 'Bah Humbug' I used chipboard letters, applying black gesso on texture paste printed with a rubber texture stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

Finally I added a sparkly skeleton and two clip on sparkly spiders:

As you can see it is 'Creepmassy'!

 Hope you will join me in 12 Days of Creepmas in December!

Happy Crafting!


  1. WOW Susan. I love this. Thank you for sharing will have to try this as looks good for Christmas too sort of frosty looking. Fabulous make and great choice of images too :) xx

    1. We thought maybe a ply wood Christmas 'tree' - watch this space!!

  2. Totally amazing background! Gotta show my hubby. Really love how you've layered it too. It does look like really creepy frost. LOL Fabulous! xxD

  3. Oh wow! how extremely awesome! you never cease to amaze me Susan. I am always loving your fabulous skills and art.

  4. Oooh ! Love your card... I have not understood everything on the process :) but it sounds amazing !!

  5. Oh my - that is one awesome creation. I love how that background went but it sounds very scary thing to do !!!! :-D

    IKE xx

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  6. WOW!!! That is one amazing process to create the background... LOVE how it turned out... don't think I will be trying it too soon!!!! Thanks for sharing an AWESOME card!!!


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