Sunday, October 27, 2013

31 days of Halloween day 27

Welcome to day 27 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
blogroll is in the side bar.
I am also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2013, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here

today a project made for Domino Art blog, I made a shadow box.

the box was an altered teabox I had used before (I sorta altered my own art lol) it had crackle on it allready but wanted to change that. I covered the crackle on all sides using Deco Arts  Metallic Lustres ( black shimmer, copper kettle and goldrush)

The top of the box was damaged, so covered it with a layer of black cardstock. Then used a nestabillitie die to cut out the shape. 
The Skull is a digital image by Rick St. Dennis it's called "born to raise hell"(can't find it in the Zibbet shop but there are over 600 other images there, and maybe this one will show up too). It was coloured using pencils, then fussy cut and glued to the die. I added red glitter glue to the edges.
Then I embossed the remains of the card were the square was cut out of, I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for that. Glued the embossed carstock on the edges of the lit and used the Metallic Lustres to get the same colour as the sides of the box. glued the die cut with the image on.

The inside of the box was painted using Deco Arts Americana acrylic paint, colours lamp black and true red. Used Deco Arts Weathered Wood  crackle medium on top of the layer black, let dry and added the red top layer.

The goodies inside:

a plastic skull also put some metallic lustre on it, the axe  and the skull coin are my sons toys (they were stored in the cellar for a few years now and it was time to clean up a bit LOL, luckely he asks me first if i need anything before he throws them away LOL)

behind the skulls are Tarot cards (death of course) and the playing card ace of spades (also the card of death), There are some dominoes and letter dice inside (spelling death and skull)

in the small cubbies there are skullies, small poison bottels filled with glitter glue, a scary doll, and two stamped dominoes, first coloured  them using alcohol ink.

there's also a small pumpkin and a crystal ball, made out of a marble and buttons.

There is also a bingo number and some scrabble tiles spelling BOO

lots of pics: first products used
the outside (pics of all sides LOL)

a closer look at the Rick St. Dennis digi, check out his Zibbet shop

the inside

see you for day 28


  1. This whole post takes my breath away.
    It is a fantastic project and I love all the detail and closer looks you have shared.
    Thank you so much!

  2. fantastic project! I love the lots of lovely details and most of all the gorgeous texture of the box outside!
    hugs serafeena

  3. WOW, Mo! Totally amazing detail both inside and out. Gorgeous cover and the bits inside are just fabulous. Love, love, LOVe this! xxD

  4. MO~ this is just wicked awesome! I love all of the bits you added to your shadow box! and the out side of your box is tremendously cool looking! I love your little creature in the box w/ the pumpkin, and the Halloween stamped Domino. Great job on all of this!

  5. wonderful project I love the way you've styled it and the product shot-good work!

  6. oh my gosh..this is totally out of the park amazing! Every little detail is fabulous. Love the spelled out game peices too.

  7. Wow..This is fantastic, Monique. I love all the elements on the inside. Great use of game pieces. Your coloring of the skull is fantastic. I love everything about it.

  8. Stunning! The image on box is gorgeously coloured. The items inside are very interesting and so much to look at.
    Great project

  9. Wonderful box, love all the texture!!

  10. Fabulous! You altered this beautifully! Love all the bits you added. You colored that RSD image perfectly and I love that skullie doll. Wonderful!

  11. STUNNING! I'm so thrilled to be featuring this fab creation for DominoART's Day 27!

  12. Outstanding! This is over the top! Love how you decorated the outside of the box and then you opened it...swooning! Love all your great embellishments!

  13. WOW... FABULOUS... I love shadow boxes... what an amazing project, so many little details. So much work.... a great collection of goodies!!!

  14. Brilliant! What an amazing work of art, love all the details you put into this.

  15. WOW!!! Love the shadow box!! This is fantastic! Love all the details and the skellies!! mo x

  16. Hellishly sizzling and beyond amazing. Beautiful work on the outside. All that gluing and painting totally paid off. Love each of the items in this box. Angle skullie and crystal ball stand out for me. You rock.