I started by adding lots of modeling paste to a piece of card (was a cereal box) then used the end of a paintbrush to scratch out the deep cracks. When it was dry it got a coat of gold paint, then I went into all the cracks with black before adding a thin layer of white (as you can see some of the black hadn't dried properly so I ended up with a grey colour). While that was drying I started on the heart, this was cut from a piece of card which I covered in a couple of layers of red tissue paper, scrunching it up a little as I added it. Both the heart and the black cracks had crackle accents applied to them and were left again to dry. While I was waiting for them I heat embossed the wings from the Smeared Ink Quoth the Raven rubber set, and did several other projects as I hate waiting for things to dry. To finish up the heart I added a little piece of joint tape and a light rubbing of black soot distress ink before adding it to the background and sticking on the words from the Edgar Allan Poe Poem A Dream, which brings me to a reminder that the current challenge at Quoth the Raven is for the Love of Poe and Smudgy Antics is always anything goes with a Smeared Ink stamp, we would love it if you came and played along this month.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges: