Saturday, 31 October 2015

Day # 31 of The 31 Days of Halloween

 
 
Welcome to DAY # 31 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN 
you can find all the details of this fabulous hop HERE.
The full blog roll is on my side bar and shall remain for
 the rest of the day until the hop has finished.
 
 
 
Well it is the final day and I am so glad I made it to the end. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Terra and Tori at Smeared Ink for hosting a Fabulously Wicked hop this year and  a big Thank You to all of the fabulous sponser's for giving away some awesome prizes, the wicked bloggers for showcasing some awesome and inspirational projects each day and last but not least a huge Thank You and appreciation to all the wonderful visitors to my blog each day for your wonderful comments to which I am grateful for. Thank You.
 
Well enough blabbering and onto my final project for today. I decided to alter a Jewellery box that I picked up from a charity shop for £1. Here is the before photo before I altered it more to my liking.
 
 
 
I started by removing all the brass hardware and sanding it back to remove the varnish. I then gave it two coats of DecoArt media fluid acrylic in carbon black and when dry a coat of DecoArt media satin varnish to protect. I then created my focal image in photoshop with digi stamps from my stash and printed out on my laser printer ready for an image transfer for the box top lid. Before applying to the box I stamped a Raven to the forefront of my design with Versafine ink in onyx black. I then applied my image transfer to the box lid and left overnight. Once dry and rubbed back  I applied a layer of DecoArt  Media Crackle glaze  to the box lid and left to dry. When dry I applied a coat of DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in black and wiped back to highlight all the lovely cracks. I then applied a coat of DecoArt Media satin varnish to protect. I added new silver hinges and attached the box lid back onto the base. The Brass handles for the front of the box were given a coat of pewter metallic paint and DecoArt Media Antiquing cream which was wiped back to age them, then re applied to the box front. I now have a Jewellery box more to my taste.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Thank you for stopping by today and your comments are so very much appreciated. Have a Fabulously Wicked Day. Happy Haunting


 
 
 


11 comments:

  1. Oh my!! That box turned out absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for the hop, it's so exciting to visit here.

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  2. AWESOME final project - love it x Happy Halloween x

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  3. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! OOOOOOOO what a fangtastic piece, just love it to DEATH!

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  4. Awesome jewelry box! Love the collage of images on the lid.

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  5. The box is beautiful You would never know how plain it was when you started.
    thanks for much for sharing so many great things with us this month. It has been fun.
    Happy Halloween

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  6. Just awesome altered box! Great job! Happy Halloween!

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  7. Crazy good box to end the month.
    Congratulations on reaching the end, even tho we are sad it is over. I love altered items. This is brilliant!
    Happy Halloween!

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  8. What a hauntingly beautiful scene you've created with the stamps, Fiona! LOVE this box and I covet your jewelry collection. Happy Halloween! xxD

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  9. Fiona thank you for the incredible journey this month. Your art is amazing and inspiring and belongs in a famous museum.
    Happy Halloween!

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