Saturday, March 9, 2013
Smeared Ink DT Throwdown Entry for HDH
This month launches a new challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Forum: DT Throwdown. Read all about it HERE. I'm competing with fellow Haunted Design House Minions Creepy Glo and Mark for the honor and bragging rights. The first challenge is Paint and Splatter, WAAAAY out of my comfort zone but I'd pretty much already agreed so...here it is.
Thought it might be nice to do an Easter project so I started with a papier mache egg. Umm... now what? Seems like everyone starts with gesso, so I thought, why not? Then a coat of purple acrylic and I set it aside to dry overnight. Oh yeah, THAT'S why I don't do much painting. Waiting for stuff to dry isn't my forte.
Next came some Tim Holtz Crackle in Picket Fence. I had no idea how thick that stuff is (or is it that it's been in my drawer too long?) anyway, it WORKED like magic. WooHoo! Now for the splatter. I started with some watered down acrylic in lime and a toothbrush with minimal sucess so I brought out the big guns: Dylusions spray in teal...yummy!
Every Easter (or should I say "Creepster") project needs someting pink and fuzzy, don'tha think? OOOH, it's the Creepster Bat! from Smeared Inks A Little Bit Batty set, or as a single HERE, printed a bazillion times, fussy cut and flocked. His beady little eyes are just that, beads.
He's layered up for dimension and seems to be just bursting out of that egg, "bringing every girl and boy, baskets full of Creepster joy."
Which started like this, covered wire and raffia. I promise never to make light of basket weaving again, EVER! Eiyiyi!
"Things to make your Creepster bright and gay". Honestly, who wouldn't just love a litte basket of pastel skullies? Oh, and I've got to mention his furry little legs. I only had thick and thin pipe cleaners in black (which looked a bit harsh) so I flocked them too, using hairspray as an adhesive. Pretty cute, eh? Necessity is truly the Mother of Invention.
So I guess I've fulfilled the requirements of paint, spatter and stamping (either rubber or digi) and I've had a ball. Please come visit the DT Throwdown HERE at the Smeared and Smudged Forum to view the fab entries. Deadline is Sunday, and Monday begins the 5 day voting process. The votes are for individual projects with the total of the three participating DT member's offerings determining the winner. Go HDH!!!!! You must be a registered member of the forum to vote, so what are you waiting for? Cheer your fave team on and find a bunch of fun monthly challenges and fab, friendly, supportive, talented people to boot.
I'm also entering this in the very first Left of Center Challenge, a brand new "alternative crafting" challenge blog where the theme is "Anything Goes," if your project is a bit "different", or Button and Bows, if you prefer the mainstream sort of thing. Thank you to my dear friend Vee who is on the DT and alerted me to this fab new challenge blog.