Monday, February 14, 2011

Smeared & Smudged Valentine's Day Blog Hop





This is an altered paper mache box that I made to house one of my journals.  The "tiles" are made from black polymer clay that I textured using various stamps, and colored with Perfect Pearls.  The uncured tiles were then glued onto the box, then baked/cured in the oven.  The image of the woman is a digi stamp from Smeared & Smudged from the Femdom collection, called "Spreader Bar".  She was colored with Fabrico & Tombow markers and mounted onto a piece of  black "corrugate" cardstock.  I then took several metallic words by Making Memories and colored them with different colors of Adirondack Alcohol Inks.  The word Love was deliberately mangled.  This was an extremely personal project for me as I truly identify with the subjugated woman who is not allowed to speak and whose hand are tied behind her back.  The journal encompasses my journey as I separate & break the chains that bind - 21 years of marriage to an insecure despot - Time served.

Please check out all the wonderful projects from the talented ladies on the list, which is to your right -> and up. My apologies for downing anyone's Valentine's Day also for the delay in getting these dang pictures up. ** Weird, my computer shows the files, blogger can't see them, so I had to replace them **

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, here's the list of bloggers:

Terra
Tori
Alison
Lady B
Helen
Kymberly
Berenice
Kelli
Lisa
Dianne
Teri
Rebecca
Steph
Jane
Sugar
Kapree
Black Dragon
Alex

13 comments:

  1. It sounds wonderful!!! I can't wait for pictures!!!

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  2. What a fantastic box! I love all of the colors and fabulous textures!!!

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  3. Hi Dianne. This is a fantastic box. I love the texture, sheen and passion behind it all. I so identify with you. I hope this project proved to be as cathartic as it appears to be. hugs

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  4. wow girl! I love this!! what a great project!

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  5. Wow this is awesome love it
    Luv Jane xxx

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  6. Oh wow! This box is amazing and the tiles are fabulous. What a lot of work and I love it.
    I will be thinking of you and wishing you all the best on your journey. It will be difficult, but oh so worth it. Just remember YOU are worth it!!!

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  7. that box is amazing! polymer clay??/ its just gorgeous!

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  8. this is one of the coolest boxes I have ever seen! I love all the textures! I want to touch it:)

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  9. wonderful box for a new part in your life! wonderful job!

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  10. Wowzers! Lifts jaw up off of the floor. This is beyond fabulous! You put so much work into this and it shows! Truly inspirational!!!

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  11. OMG this is so freakin amazing, how talented are you!!!!! THis is wonderful x

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  12. WOW..that is just insane.. I love that box.. nice work! CraftyTwilightmom.blogspot.com

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