new smudgy antics challenge

Good Evening from West Texas.
It is time again for a new Smudgy Antics Challenge and the theme is colors.Please go to
for more details and please read the rules.

These are the colors you are to work with..again..please read the rules as to how many colors you are to chose and please look at the Dt pieces which I hope inspire you.

My piece was based off of  somerset studio autumn  2000,page 88 titled ' URN',
many different artist collaborated to exhibit their use of a stamp of a URN.
One was of a textured canvas displaying the urn three times.
I chose this form of media to work with .
I first took my manilla folders and glued three together and trimmed to a perfect 8x10.
I covered the manilla folder in gesso lightly letting it dry each time. I applied eight light coats creating a canvas effect.
I used sage green distress stain, tea dyed ink, and fired brick red accent in barn door, weathered wood which is a slate color picket fence and staz on jet black.
The stamp I chose was out of my new Smeared and Smudged ink set..the skeleton hands wreath.
I used a paper machae heart distressed in picket fence,sage, weathered  wood and fired brick..and made a act using sage and pencil khaki.
I continued two other points below the heart and folded in the continual sentiment stamping along with the wreath.

The tag was cut and stained in fired brick stamped with a unknown filler stamp I use for everything penciled in  gold into the leaves and two copy cat acts were placed onto the tag to continue the color flow.
There is my piece..attached to a package. i bound the four corners before attaching with twine and added black ribbon to the tag.
I hope this inspires you to read into your old favorite magazines and create your own interpretation of them..that is what art is about. your interpretation .
hope to see you at smudgy antics this week.
susan s.

Please see post below for day nine blog hop piece.


  1. Fabulous Work Susan, I love all the textures of this piece xxx

  2. Wow Susan great work. You have inspired me to dig my copies of Somerset Studio out of the attic and take a second look at them. I love that magazine!

  3. What a great project....lovely work!

  4. Totally cool and it looks like you had fun making this! :)

  5. i wish I did more of these projects.. I guess I´m to scared to ink myself up and let loose ;). wonderful work. xx

  6. amazing technique, Susan! Fabulous piece. xxD


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