Thursday, 15 November 2012
Smeared and Smudged November Member Blog Hop.
This months blog hop theme over at Smeared and Smudged is to alter something. The only rule in participating is it has to be stamped somwhere either Rubber or Digi.I chose to alter a box using as my main image the fabulous Digi Stamp from Smeared Ink :- Anatomy 101-Skull Front.The box was constructed with a hidden surprise inside. So how did I do it? Here's the details...........
I first took a plain wooden box and covered in crinkled and crunched heavy paper stock. Gave tthis a coat of Americana Lamp Black acrylic paint inside and out. Once dry I dry brushed Americana Dazzling Metallics Black Pearl acrylic paint all over the box to highlight all the lovely crinkled detail. Then on to decorating the top of the box.
BOX TOP VIEW.
I started with a piece of mountboard cut to fit the top. Inked and stamped until I was happy with the background. Printed the Anatomy Skull front stamp 6 times and fussy cut and layered up. Colored with Markers and then dipped into the melt pot to give it strength and dimension. ( Thanks Blackdragon for the inspiration). Attached the skull to the stamped mountboard then attached to the top of the box. Added a Gothic Label to complete.
BOX FRONT VIEW.
Then on to completing the suprise element of the box.
I cut a piece of mountboard to fit, inked and stamped to match the box top. Stamped a clock face cut out and glued to the background. Printed out and fussy cut and layered Anatomy 101 skull again and coloured and dipped in the meltpot. Used my awl ( pokey tool ) to make a hole in the skull and then attached Vintage brass clock hands to the skull. Then glued in place on the clock face. The mountboard clock face was then attached to the inside top of the lid and secured with vintage brass hinges. A Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener was then attached to the bottom Right corner of the mountboard clockface so when opened can rest on the edge of the box keeping it upright and in place.
To finish the box off a vintage brass clasp was attached as a closure. A fun project with so many possibilities I hope you will give it a try. I'd love to see if you do. Go check out the other members blogs to see what they have created. THE BLOG ROLL IS ON MY SIDEBAR.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Your next stop is Carla