Sunday, 19 August 2012

Skeleton Keepsake Box

Morning all, time for my second piece for The Stamp Attic using those fabulous images from Stampendous, this time around I am using the Skeleton Poem.
I decided to decorate one of the jewellery boxes Wendy has in stock, perfect to house a little Halloween gift. I began by painting the box with a coat of Gesso before applying any acrylic paint.
To give more interest to my box I added pieces of iron gate cut from white card using the On The Edge Iron Gate die, adhering with Mutli Medium Matte.
Once I had adhered the iron gate pieces I then painted with Americana burnt umber acrylic paint, applyng two coats. Once dry I then applied Americana burnt orange over the top, using very little paint, in fact my brush was almost dry. Once the paintwork was completely dry I added a Hitch Fastener to act as a knob to the front of my box, adhering with Glossy Accents.
To decorate the top of my card I cut a piece of white card 3" x 3" and coloured with Distress Inks rusty hinge and black soot, applying to my non stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and mopping up the beads of ink with my card, drying with my heat tool between each application. I stamped the skeleton with black archival ink and added Aged Copper Embossing Enamel to the outside edges of my card. I added 31 using mini numerals, coloured with butterscotch Alcohol Ink, along with a skull brass charm for added dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy Evans x x


Carol Q said...

that looks fab Tracy. love the dimension you created round the box with the On The Edge die.

TonyR said...

this is gorgeous tracy!! love the skeleton stamp -- i have him too and he will be making halloween cards this year! the iron gate die goes brilliantly with this look! the frantage is delicious too!

butterfly said...

So very cool - the On the Edge sides of the box are brilliant, and the copper edging is yummy! Delicious pepper hot colours on the 31 - altogether great!
Alison x

Wendy said...

Due to your amazing organisation Tracy, I have this box in real life and WOW both this one and........oops I say too much..........are fabulous!


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