Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Smeared & Smudged Skull Appreciation Day



I created a small assemblage piece for the Smeared & Smudged Skull Appreciation Day. The base is made from a large wooden spool, mini paper mache box and an antique wooden domino. 

To make the skull on the domino, I first placed some tacky glue on the domino and then I placed a small piece of Crayola Model Magic to that and flattened it a bit. I let it set up for a couple of minutes and then I stamped into the clay with a rubber stamp from Hampton Art. The smaller skull is stamped onto a mosaic tile from the home improvement store with a stamp from Inkadinkado. 

The sentiment says "He watches from an absent corner, oh so patiently waiting. Whoops...my apologies to Smeared Ink...it should say "He watches from an absent corner, waiting, oh so patiently". I messed up the order after I printed out the words and cut them apart ransom style. This sentiment is from the As Death digi set. 

The assemblage is also embellished with black eyelash yarn and a piece of burlap.

I have as much fun photographing my creations as I do making them. I could not decide which I like best so I posted all three.

Thanks for stopping by...now please call on Julia for some more skully delights!

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I am entering this assemblage in the following challenges:

DominoArt - #4 any game piece, any theme
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - letter "s" (skulls)
Smudgy Antics - lots of texture
Left of Center - alternative art

♥ Wendy

 

39 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

So fun and creative, Wendy! Love all the elements you used and can't pic a fave photo. they're all just fab! xxD

Matney said...

Wendy, I just love how your mind works. Fabulous creative project!

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Wendy great project love it good to be hopping with you

Teri said...

Brilliant project hun! x

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Awesome skull creation! Love the whole mixed media assemblage.

blackdragon said...

Fantasic assemblage art piece. I love your uniqueness!I like the top pic best i think... those purple pansies really set the piece off.
BDx

Kristina said...

Wendy,
What a super great altered project! Wonderfully done!
Peace,
Kristy

monique said...

Wow that looks great. Love the domino

Laura B said...

Such a cool creation! I love the center piece with the butterfly wings.:)

Kim said...

Great project! I love the skull domino.

~Lady B~ said...

Wendy, I adore your assemblage pieces! You are such a source of inspiration to me. I want to gather every found object I can find and see what I can make. I doubt I could find the bit of magic your pieces seem to have. The top pic is my overall favorite, but I like the other two as well as they enable me to see every little detail you've added to your work. Great job and Happy Skull Appreciation Day!!!

Miranda said...

cool creation, love it

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous! Love this. Mo xx

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi EWendy the images I used are digital I'm not to good with rubber (oohhhh that sounds racey lol)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

oh my ghoul Wendy your mixed media domino incorporated creations bring me such joy ;0) fabulous job as always and a great piece for sharing your love of skulls! happy SAD day!

Milo Lilja said...

Woh! Cool!

ScrappingBeauty said...

I like all the little somethings you put on this..the butterfly wings, yarn, etc It all pulls together nicely.

Sandy said...

I love your assemblage - very nicely down and super creative!

Serena Bee said...

great project wendy, very creative and I love the quote!

Serena

KC said...

this is such an awesome assemblage! I love the stamping on clay this is such a wonderful piece!

riliska said...

So adorable. Love everything about this one.

mulberry station said...

What a fun project. Super creative! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.
Nancy CTB-DT

Anna Lilja said...

This is freaking cool! Love the domino and the quote! Great piece of art!

Jane said...

A awesome project looks fantastic

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is brilliant, What a great creation, Happy Hopping, Hazelxox

Steph said...

What a fun project! I just adore all the bits and pieces you've added.

ike said...

That is brilliant - love the skully on top :-)
IKE xxxx

Donna said...

Ohhhhh fantastic!! Love all the different pieces and elements in your project!! Great work!

Uniquely Yunikua said...

When I arrived here, my son was standing behind me. He's spontaneously shout "lucu!" when the picture was loaded. Lucu is Indonesian term for Cute. And I couldn't agree more. This is so cute & fabs! Keep up the good work :)

happy crafter shell said...

fabulous piece of art! I really love all the different elements you have used on it

Sandra said...

What a cool skull totem! And that skull domino is very cool too! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Hugs,
Julia

Alison said...

Very cool piece! I love that senti...and all of the various elements that you've used.

Evil Edna said...

skulls and flowers wonderful.EE

Ally White Cat said...

Thank you for playing with us at Smudgy Antics. I love how you used your sentiment and the piece is such a fun piece. I really enjoyed the sharing. Thank you.
susan s

I Don't Do Straight said...

Very very creative assemblage. Love the domino and the sentiment is sooo creepy

Kristina said...

Wendy,
Thank you for joining in at Smudgy Antics for our Texture challenge! Great project!
Peace,
Kristy
(SA DT)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Fabulous piece of mixed media skully goodness Wendy. Looks like you had a lot of fun here. Thank you for sharing with us on the SAD and at Smudgy Antics

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Thrilled you entered this one into my DominoART Challenge too! Thanks for playing with us at DominoART! http://dominoartblog.blogspot.com