Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 8~Mindful~12 Days of Creepmas~Smeared and Smudged~

Monday Monday

Day 8 of 12 Days of Creepmas! The end is near.....

If you have been following along you know this is the fun creepy alternative take on 12 Days of Christmas. If you follow along on the Jolly Blogger Hop on the sidebar, I am 100% sure you will see the season a tad differently!

See all the creepy holiday wonderfulness along this Hop organized by Smeared and Smudged. You can find the specific details HERE at Terra's Blog. The Jolly Blogger Hop list is there on the side.

I made an ornament for this day. Hope you like it!

Please click the photos to see a bigger version:)

Witching Hour and ever Mindful the days of the Year are ticking by....

2014 is soon to be history...

I just really wanted to play with some paperclay and stamping ever since I saw Black Dragon's masterpieces of stamped clay art! You can see a recent example HERE.

I used my (only) skull stamp inked with Archival Ink and pressed it into the paperclay. I pressed firmly down to get the ink to show in all the wonderful details in this stamp. This stamp is the same one I used HERE. It is Inkadinkado Nevermore.

I inked the edges with a water brush and Distress Ink Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  I discovered that you should not get paperclay too wet with anything, it gets mushy, d'uh! But if you go easy and let the inks dry in between layers it is much better. But it is so hard to wait I know.....

The pocket watch die cut was painted in Black Soot and embossed with Ranger Verdigris powder. I inked the edges on both sides with Archival Ink Jet Black. Then for some shine I added UTEE all around the edges.

Thank you kindly for all your wonderful comments and words of support!

Happy Creepmas!



  1. Wicked patina on your watch. Love how different this skull looks from your 31 DOH example. Thanks for the reminder not to get paperclay too moist. Both sides are deliciously delightful.

    1. Thank you! That stamp is awesome and so fun to see the differences!

  2. Creeptastic pocket watch Kim, love all the details and textures you achieved!

  3. Love how you created the skull embellishment - I will have to try this technique soon. Great piece xxx

  4. Kim, this is sooooo fabulous! I love the clay piece gonna try it in the morning!! You inspire me dear friend!! This watch is totally awesome fantastic wonderfully terrific!!!

  5. What a great ornament! I love the feel of this piece--a kind of bittersweet nostalgia for the passing of time.

  6. WOW! Is this ever fabulous! Love the verdigris and your stamping on clay turned out amazing! Love, love, LOVE, both glorious sides. xxD

  7. Love this Kim...I really must have a go at clay stamping - it looks great fun!


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