Thursday, February 19, 2015

February Smeared Ink Member Blog Hop | Cracked and Broken

Good Morning Smeared and Smudged Family! This month I'm participating in the Cracked and Broken Members Blog Hop and I'm using this festive Behind Digital image. Intentional or not it reminded me of Mardi Gras and while a bit "behind" myself since the celebration was TUESDAY [lol] and still think of this Holy Week as one big celebration!I have chosen to color her in traditional Mardi Gras colors and create a fat book page to crack and embellish. I am using a technique of heating up a thick layer of clear embossing powder, allowing it to cool completely and then cracking it.

Instead of the traditional technique where the whole surface is cracked and then inked, I also embedded a purple webbing in the molten embossing powder. Because the webbing melts when heated, you can see a few areas that I got the heat gun closer to to cause "holes." In one such hole you can see where I cracked the Embossing Powder as well!   Today there is no underlying meaning...just a beautiful image and a fun technique! I hope you enjoy!

Be sure to hop to the rest of the Blog Hop Smeared Ink Family!

February Monthly Member Blog Hop
Black Dragon | Teresa | Shell | Kristy
Nan | Fiona | Shoni | Rachel | Lisa | Jenn
Leslie Rahye | Leigh | Susan R.

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  1. Oooh lovely cracks going on here. Wonderful piece love it.

  2. I immediately love the Mardi Gras theme as we are in the middle of 2 heavy party areas! This image is lovely...and that technique is fabulous!! Love it!!

  3. Oh I just love this! Great idea using the image for a Mardi Gras theme and that gorgeous webbing with the cracked technique is brillliant! xxD

  4. Love the crackles today! So cool how you added the purple, such a fun play and wonderful make!~kim

  5. Oh...beautiful colors and idea! Love the net...

  6. Love the colours and the lace overlay xx

  7. Melting the webbing into the embossing powder is such a brilliant idea.... i love the image and the cracks. Its always a pleasure to see what you create for these hops Leslie... Thank you . BDx

  8. Wow, this is so freakin' cool, I love the cracked EP with the embedded webbing, it looks like cracked lace! Fab Mardi Gras themed page!


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