It's time for the 2nd SMEARED INK DESIGN TEAM THROW DOWN : Congrads to HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE for their win on the first go round...we are sending them all violets courtesy of the Adriana Lecouvreur Florist, "ECCO LA LUCE"...
The winner of the previous match gets to select the theme for this one and they have picked FAUX FINISHES...
My team and I have accordingly produced a collection of projects which all feature faux finishes as well as a collection of new digis which I did for this weeks throw down.
MIRANDA - the Netherlands
Faux distressed metals and rust offset by faux blood set the tone for our collection BONEYARD.
Miranda used two of my new skull digis CANDLESKULL and WHA' HAPPRENED and a couple of the supporting digis from the collection THIGH BONE and BONEYARD SIGN (which comes blank for your personalization).
I love the heavy texture MIRANDA achieved on her projects.
MONIQUE - the Netherlands
We all did at least one Tag project as well as additional projects-here is Monique's tag featuring distressed Metal and;
Monique's Fabulous poison bottle complete with handy serving spoon and 4 sides of details-truly a wonderful creation-It was a decorated bottle that won Monique a spot on my EDT-I think you can see why.
RICK - WESTEDGE USA
Another of our design requirements this week besides Faux Finishes and my new digi collection was to include one or more digi or stamp from SMEARED INK-I used the flying Raven from the Holy City Collection and one of the Death Cabs - I believe there are 4-mine are digis-my team mates used rubber and/or digis-be sure to check out SMEARED INKS vast collection of unique designs.
Miranda used this IMAGE and Monique this IMAGE, Falling Dead Dancer.
My Graveyard Tag on a Faux Marble background created with a sea sponge and DECO ART Americana Paints using a bit of gel medium to keep the paint open so I could use a large fluffy brush to dry brush and soften the marble effect-I finished with a brush on matte sealer.
My Raven Tag and finally;
Another tag using a different marble technique - this one mostly dry brushing and blending.
I also did a collection of Faux Verdegris (Oxidized Copper Patina) shadow boxes with peek-a-boo vignettes.
The copper patina is accomplished by basecoating the item with COPPER PENNY by DECOART a wonderful line of metallic acrylics that have a true metal look (not pearl) then wet into wet sponging I used several colours including Dark Patina, SEA BREEZE and PISTACHIO MINT--at the end you work drier in order to get the true oxidized metal look and feel.
The important thing is to always allow a bit of the coppery shine to show through.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing our projects-here is a gallery collection to close: