Monday, October 30, 2017

Day 30 of 31 Days of Halloween

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Boo! Cathy here with a altered box for Day 30 of the 31 Days of Halloween.
It started out as a box that had a pair of headphones in it.
Here is the front cover.
 First I covered the whole box with black gesso. Next I painted the whole box with black paint that I mixed in some antique effect. (you can kinda see it in the next photo)
I stamped the small skeleton on white paper, tore around it and edged with brown ink. Added splashes of orange, brown and gray to skeleton. Added a rub-on. Raised it up with foam dots.  Distressed the edges of pattern paper and edged with the same brown ink. Then I added washi tape and layers of ephemera.

 On the side you need to open. I added the same distressed pattern paper and edged with the same brown ink. I used the Rustic Alphabet Set. Stamped out OPEN and cut out and inked the sides with brown ink.
 On the other side I used the same paper and distressed it the same way and I took the Small Skeleton and just stamped the head 8 times and cut out and added it down the side.
Back cover. Same paper, same distress. Added a large piece of  ephemera to the middle. I then stamped Flying Skull 3 times on white paper. Colored the skull with a cream colored marker and cut out. Glued in place.
I took some pattern paper and did the left side of the box. Edged with brown ink. For my scene inside the box I took a sheet of watercolor paper and cut it to fit in the inside of the box. I made the sky background using Nuance Powers. Once that was dry I took a stencil and added some stars with white ink. Next I stamped the Small Skeleton 2 times on scrap white paper. Fussy cut out one. Covered edge with black marker. glued him to back. Next I did some die cutting and made the grave yard scene.
 Last I fussy cut the hand and part of the arm and stuck it coming out of a grave.

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  1. Great altered box! Awesome coloring and details! Love the Flying Skull stamp!

  2. this is fangtastic.
    I tear the boxes open and then
    they are unusable for anything
    like this - need to have more
    thanks for sharing.

  3. I love your Altered Box! It turned out gorgeous!

  4. Great altered box...well we are almost there...what will I do next after 31DOH??


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