Now, what's on the bears' workspace this week? Some smudgy artwork for the challenge over at Smudgy Antics challenge blog.
This week's theme is Sugar and Spice, but knowing how Smudgy Antics is all about thinking outside the box and being edgy, I thought I'd subvert the theme, and came up with this
The sentiment reads
'Sugar and spice may be very nice. But I do like a good drop of BLOOD'.
The idea being that a vampire bat stumbled upon the Smudgy Antics challenge, and decided to add his thoughts. The bat is atop a heart, which has a whole through its middle, with blood having spurted out in all directions when the bat punctured it with his fiendish teeth.
I started with a blank tag, always a good place to start! I sprayed this lightly with Dylusions Post Box Red mist, I also sprayed the printed sentiment with the same mist.
I stood both tag and sentiment against my pizza spray booth lid, and sprayed again, this time with water, to produce a dripped blood effect.
When the tag was dry (thank goodness for our investment in a heat gun) I inked up an Andy Skinner background stamp, and stamped this randomly over the tag with Black Soot distress ink.
I did this without the aid of an acrylic block, to produce a less uniform finish.
I misted a Sizzix heart tag, and then stabbed right through the middle of it, Dracula beware!
I adhered the poor, stabbed heart to my tag, and spritzed the middle of it with more 'blood'. Ooh, a vampirish feeling has come over me all of a sudden.
My sentiment needed to look a little less pretty, and a lot more scaryfying, so I distressed the edges. I had to do this over the bin, as Wilbear gets rather irate with all the crafting mess we make.
Finally, I stuck everything down, I decided the bat needed to pop out from the tag, so used some 3d tape to adhere him just above the heart.
I felt the need to pose a little with my newly made tag. You really don't get to see enough of my furry little face on this blog!
I hope this tag fits with the Smudgy Antics blog remit. I had fun making it anyhow.
Must go, the other bears are clamouring for a look at this week's craft desks, they say I've been holding them up with my craft waffle!
With love from the bears.