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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Day 5 of 12 Days of Creepmas!

Welcome back for Day 5 of our freaky fab
12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged!

On the 5th day of Creepmas
my true love gave to me
5 Bloody Nooses

Thank you for all the compliments I'm getting on my backgrounds I created for each page so I thought I'd tell you a bit more about it ;0)
I used Cuttlebug's Gear Box narrow embossing folder and placed the areas I wanted to emboss into the folder and hand pressed with my fingers.  I simply applied more pressure in some areas more than others to control the amount of embossing to achieve some variation.  I then applied Fired Brick Distress Ink with a sponge applicator to bring out the embossing and added more ink on the deeper embossed areas for even more variation.  This was all done after I coloured the image with Copics.  Black Soot Distress ink was applied to the distressed edges and then I randomly spritzed with pearl white Smooch spray and because Distress Ink is water based I got a sparkly Steampunk-esque background and a cool bleeding effect at the same time!
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Other supplies used
  • Smeared Ink's 12 Days of Creepmas by Ike digis
  • Recycled metallic gold Christmas gift wrap from my stash
  • Image edited in Photoshop CS6
  • Neenah cardstock
  • Copic markers
  • Cuttlebug Gear Box embossing folder
  • Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Inks
  • Tim's Paper Distresser tool
  • White pearl Smooch spritz spray
  • Inkssentials Matte Accents
  • Viva Pearl Pen 3D Magic Transparent White
  • Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
    See you again on Thursday Dec 11th for
    Day 6 of 12 Days of Creepmas!  
Happy Stamping!
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Altered Eclectic Challenges * About Art Accents


  1. Nooses! Loving that the way things have been going around here lately~lol! Fantastic texture and colors! Amazing page for your book!! Loooove it!

  2. Such awesome nooses, is it wrong to say that? lol
    Thanks so much for sharing your how-to. Love the effect. So perfect for your wonderful book!~kim

  3. Two effects in one! Don't you love when that happens.
    I can see the nooses swaying to the music.

  4. Great page! Love the way the nooses reference the 5 rings, visually.

  5. Another really great page in your little book. I do like the dimension with the glossy accents. Love the nooses for rings! Great work.

  6. Oh yes! LOVING those backgrounds and also the cool dimensional effect you're doing with the images. Another fabulous page. xxD

  7. Another great page - your little book is going to be a treasure :D

  8. Thanks for all the details on the backgrounds. Another great page!!

  9. Such a brilliant way to do the backgrounds and I adore the glossy accents on the images - Awesome !! :-D

    IKE xxxx


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