Monday, 8 September 2014

Macabre Monday # Crimson Crimescene.

Crimson Crime Scene
is the name of the game, and we're looking for inspiration
from some of history's bloodiest crime scenes.
Think of Jack the Ripper, Ed Gein, The Black Dahlia,
Charles Manson, and even OJ Simpson
Please note as to who, or what crime you have chosen 
as your inspiration in your blog post.

Blood being the key ingredient, we want to see some red
somewhere on your creation, as well.  
This is an Image heavy post folks so bear with me. For my contribution I decided to alter a box ED GEIN style that is. Edward Theodore Gein was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.
Now how to make the skin you ask. Well I brushed liquid latex onto a non stick craft sheet and whilst still wet, added pieces of torn toilet tissue paper. As you add the tissue to the latex it takes on a wrinkly appearance which resembles skin. Once my whole sheet was covered ( quite a large sheet I might add ) another coat of liquid latex was applied on top and left to cure overnight. Once dry now the fun part begins. I cut the latex sheet into various lengths to covet the box. Once happy with the layout the latex skin was then stapled to the box to attach and secure. The box was then painted using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics .
Finished Box Top.

                                                          Finished box Front View.

Now onto the inside. A place to keep your trinkets. The inside of the box was painted using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. A picture of Ed Gein ( obtained from the web) was printed and mounted onto chipboard and attached to the inside lid.  A scroll  was the compiled in photoshop and a quote from the Gein added. Printed , rolled and tied with twine. The box would not be complete without a body part right!!! So a bloody Ear made from latex was added for the finishing touch.

                                                                 Inside of Box.

                                                           Angled view of inside Box.

                                                          Close-Up of Quote on Scroll.

An enjoyable project. I hope you will come play with us in the Dungeon over at Haunted Design House.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona


  1. OMG!!!! Love, love, LOVE!!!!! thanks so much for the skin tut. Will definitely be trying this. amazing!!!...You are! xxD

  2. Wow that skin is so realistic! Fantastic stuff!