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Smeared and Smudged Blog Hop and Macabre Monday 41: Vile Vintage

Greetings! Today I bring you a little bit of my favorite day of the year. Halloween. And not only that, but I bring you Halloween vintage style (for Macabre Mondays) and a freak-tastic blog hop for Smeared and Smudged. Let’s get this party started!


I love decorating wood. Love it. Used to do it all the time. Never really get the chance to anymore. However, I wanted to do an altered piece for the hop, and then when I saw Barb’s latest challenge of creating something Vile Vintage for the ‘weenie, it sealed the deal. So I made a box! A lovely box featuring scrumptious vintage images using clear stamps from Rusty Pickle.


I painted the box a grapey purple, then covered the lid with Distress Crackle Paint. Never used it before…but I love it! Detail shot below! Then I added a deep orangy gold (called Monarch) to age the grape a bit. Stamped it. The, rubbed on a bit ‘o Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Last, some spritzes of Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist. The result? Fabulously old looking! And a hint of creep!


Here you can see the Glimmer Mist better. Click on any of the pictures to see them bigger. I really need to put on some nail polish!


And here you can see the fabulous crackling effect. Love that! Must play with that little jar some more! I also think that I will be seeling this little beauty in my Etsy shop.

I am going to try to play along with Macabre Monday again this week…we’ll see if I get the time… how could I pass up Vintage Halloween??? That’s the BEST! It reminds me of Salem… The Husband and I haven’t been there in so long…sniff!

Now, hop along! Hop to the next stop! Enjoy yourself! Here is the complete list of blogs you should totally visit! They are all creep-tastic! Have an inspiring day!!!








Alison : (that’s me!)








ladybrayton71 said…
Oh, twisted sister 'o mine! I am in love! This box is beyond fab. You rocked it HARD! Of course, my hubby will hate you because now I feel the need to buy crackle paint and mist and get crafty. Everytime I think I'm done buying supplies I see something fantastic like this and want more! I cannot even express how cool this box is. I want one!!!
DonnaMundinger said…
OMG!!! LOVE this box! The vintage images are fab and the crackle is perfect! xxD
tori said…
very cool Alison! I'm lovin' the crackle!!!
Erica said…
Too flippin cool! I love it! This is....I am at a loss for words! Wow! Hugs! Erica
Barb said…
Fab-u-lous, Alison! LOVE the texture of the crackle paint, and the imagery is perfect for this challenge :) Thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!
Terra said…
OOOOOOOOhhhhhhhh, LOVE the crackle and distress! I bet this box is absolutely stunning in person, I'd keep it out all the time! Now I have to add to my supply wants, between you and Lady B, I'm gonna go broke! Ha!
Kathi said…
Wowie! Totally fabulous. I love everything about it, but especially the stamp, colors, and crackle paint.

I'm just curious about the nail polish thing.
Kelli said…
Oh Ladybird Ladybird Ladybird!!!! What a twisted web we weave! I am so lovin this project it's not even funny!!!I freakin want it! Oh well, Im better off than Terra and LB as I own everythin needed to make it except the glimmer mist....wonder what I can substitute...hmmmmmmm Oh well Ill let you know! I freaking think it is AWESOMELY FANTABULOUS
That crackled effect is awesome!

what a spectacular box.
Danielle said…
Delightfully Creepy!! LOVE this!! I haven't been to salem for halloween in years either *sighs*. We can cry about that together later, but for now, lets just celebrate how AWESOME your box is!! Kick ass bitchin'!!
Alex said…
WOW girl! Love the vintageness and the crackle is GREAT! FABULOUS girl!
Steph said…
Oh my gosh, this is so fantabulous!!! Love everything about it... the colors, the stamps, the crackle. beautiful!
blackdragon said…
WOW what a box!
I too love everything halloween... and vintage halloween is the best.
This will sell in a flash im sure.
Wonderful project Alison.... but i expect only the best from you.... and you never disappoint me.
ldfdesign said…
wow!!! great job!!! loving this box!!! i love distress crakle paint
Alyssa S said…
OMG, this is so cool! You are so very creative and much more adventurous than I! I would be scared to death to add all that detail and then stamp on top of it - I would for sure mess it up! Not you though - this turned out fabulous!

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