Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GOOD NEWS & another E A POE Fat Page

Hello, Happy Hump day!

My Mom is going home today from the hospital! YEA!!
It is supposed to get warm here again for the next few days! YEA!
I clipped the grand dog, yesterday (mostly...I have work to do on his feet (he hates that)! YEA!!
I am cooking pork chops tonight! YEA!!
and the really big news....
My oldest daughter came over last night and stayed talking to me all night(I wasn't so happy about not getting any sleep) It was awesome that we spent some time talking, another chance at mending our relationship! YEA!!!!

now for a bit of mixed media/abstract-ish art:
My next fat page in a Edgar Allen Poe Series...this one- "The Black Cat", 
I call this piece "Warped"

This first picture allows you to see some of the shine

chipboard 4 x 4
background paper  by BASIC GREY (oxford)
Fibers from stash
Digi stamp: Cat cleaning it's face (paw is over the eye so appropriate! LOL) by TLC CREATIONS
Rubber stamps: Hour Glass by ALTERED BOOKS, Gothic Corner by BOMBSHELL STAMPS, Head (from the full bust of E A Poe) by SMEARED INK, the word "Warped" by a recently defunct company in the UK (I can't think of their name right now)
How I did it:
stamped cat on white card stock, drew in the ripped out eyeball and blood, cut around the top of the cat and trimmed the sides of the card stock a bit. attached it to the 4 X 4, inked the head only of Poe, and stamped it on, inked warped and stamped it on, inked the hour glass and stamped it on, Inked the gothic corner with metallic pigment ink, and embossed with Copper EP-(upper left, lower right)
Then i tapped versamark ink all over the entire 4 X 4, I had a mixture of Clear utee with some silver, red and black reg. EP mixed together, i dumped all of it on (it wasn't a lot) shook it around and then pressed down all over with my fingers to make sure it all stuck good. shook and tapped off lightly the excess.
heat melted it with my heat gun. it is very lumpy and shiny! (the next picture shows this)
After it cooled I took a black and red sharpie, and just redefined some of the lines here and there for more distinction.
 The picture below is the best VIEW, but the colors are more accurate in the last picture and the first 2 pictures.

Entered in:
Quoth the Raven ...the black cat
Smudgy Antics ...anything goes

Thanks for visiting!


ike said...

Very cool piece - love the cat. There's so much work on there :-) Thank you for joining us at Quoth The Raven and Smudgy Antics :-D

Toriz said...

YAY for all your good news! :)

Monique's art said...

master piece, feel sorry for the kitty though, thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics

I Don't Do Straight said...

Wow! cool.....FAB piece Susan :)
Thanks for joining us at Quoth the Raven and Smudgy Antics :)

blackdragon said...

So glad you made the dead line this time Susan.
I love mixed media pieces....the work and time spent on this 4x4 really paid off. Thank you for joining us at Quoth the raven and Smudgy antics.
Gorgeous piece. BDx

Chrislyn said...

Oh, I am so glad to hear the good news! It sounds as though your mom is doing well?
Thanks for the visits-did you send me an email? I did not receive one from you. Just in case, here it is--



~Lady B~ said...

Poor, poor kitteh! Happy to hear about your mom and daughter! I love the texture you've created in your fat book page! Thanks for playing with Smudgy Antics :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Wow Susan, the amount of work that went into this small area is amazing.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week.

Liliya said...

Those are amazing news, Susan!! So happy for you! xx Lilia