Spooky!

That's the name of this vintage looking Halloween box I made.  I always wanted to try and make one like the ones I've seen on the Jack and Cat Curio blog.






































































































I bought an inexpensive wood box with a wood insert on the lid from Michael's and painted it black first.  Then I used Ranger's Spice Marmalade, Broken China, Shabby Shutters crackle paint and lightly painted areas, letting some of the black show through.  I didn't have any white crackle paint, so I painted with a cream paint, and then a crackle medium. I then repeated the different colors and black lightly, then the cream again. After I was  happy with the finished look, I used photo distress ink with a foam applicator and lightly inked.
I alcohol inked a metal muffin tin and then painted using the same paints.  After that was dry, I screwed it to the bottom of the box. The inside was covered with Graphic45 Halloween paper and the door and edges were covered with Tim Holtz Halloween tissue tape.
For the outside of the box I used Pink Paislee Artisan Elements - Ornaments and alcohol inked them with a few different colors. I used a Pink Paislee rub-on (spooky) and glitter sticker (skeleton).  I made an accordion flower (opened it halfway) and glued it behind the sticker.
Now, for the inside!  I embossed some grunge paper, and cut out a tag shape, painting and inking it.
I glued some grunge board wings, painted and inked behind the tag.  I used various, gears, a typewriter key in between the wings. In the middle of the tag, I used another Pink Paislee artisan element and a coffin charm (it opens up) in the middle.  Behind the tag, on the back of the box, I used Tim Holtz metal numbers (alcohol inked)gears, and chain.  I used a black foam  piece at the back of the tag to make it stand out from the back of the box.
 So that's my halloween box, next up will be a lamp that I made out of a wastepaper basket!
Have a great evening!

3 comments

Chris Hertel said...

That is super spooky! I love it. Such great detail. How are you feeling? I hope you're doing well. Are you on facebook? If so, we need to hook up.

kim c said...

Girl! That is super fabulous! Love it.

Jody said...

This is so gorgeous! It is way better in person! Totally a Jan project! Nice work!

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