Thursday, 16 February 2017

What Lies Beneath

Hi and happy Thursday. I've been having a play with some Decoart paints, Andy Skinner stencils, and Seth Apter stamps and dies, to make another journal cover.

I started with lots of DecoArt paints and a brayer.

Then added lots of black and red through pipettes and spritzed with water.

And mopped up with a piece of card - I'll be using this later.

Time for some stamping and stencilling now. I've used Andy's skull, lots of PaperArtsy stamps, and a white pen.

I used the mop up sheet as the top piece of my Seth die cuts. The smaller ones reminded me of microscope slides, so...

I stamped some slides and dribbled lots of glue around the edges and inked over with red.

The 'coffin' shape has been stamped and tripple embossed then aged with antiquing cream.

I'm entering this into the following challenges.
Dream In Darkness - anything dark or weird
Try It On Tuesday - anything messy, and 
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - use your favourite tool - it has to be my white pen.
This has been great fun (and messy) to make. Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Oh my Sue this is brilliant! Happy crafting,
    Angela xXx

  2. This is something quite different and special..what great mix of things and the drips look stunning

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. !oh my hun this is brilliant so effective love how you have incorparated everything together love cheryl xx

  4. Oooh this is really dramatic Sue, love the skulls
    Donna xx

  5. A really stunning project! Very creative, Sue!
    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday.
    Mar x

  6. Really cool! Thank you for joining TioT's!

  7. What fun you had getting messy Sue. A great cover for your journal. Happy Friday, hugs xxx

  8. Wow! This looks like a great playtime Sue! The background is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  9. A great grungy piece Sue, brilliantly done. Have a great weekend xxx

  10. Thanks for sharing the step outs. Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  11. Don't Seth and Andy's goodies go well together :) Thanks for sharing at Dream In Darkness

  12. Oh, this is really scarry! I love how you biult the background. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  13. Ooer - all those skulls are fabulous - and even more spooky for being surrounded by the blood-bright colours. Amazing paint work.
    Alison x

  14. Wonderful!!! What lies beneath promises to be a fantastic art journal full of scary and wonderful stuff!
    Sandy xx

  15. Scary good, love it Sue! Awesome pairing and team ups with such wonderful supplies. Love your clever composition. Thanks so much for sharing your dark with us at Dream in Darkness!~kim

  16. Amazing piece, love how you did the skull blocks and always enjoy seeing "how to" pictures. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream in Darkness!


Thank you so much for visiting and for your comments, it is very much appreciated. Please be aware that by leaving a comment it will be visible along with your user name, allowing others to read and access information you have supplied within your profile.