Saturday, 19 October 2013

Day 19 of 31 Day s of Hallowe'en

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Good morning folks

It's Delicious Doodles Day again for me in the Cubbyhole. Way back, about the time when Teri decided to be one of the awesome sponsors of this fabulous, but arduous, month long hop, a plan was hatched whereby each of the DT members could join in but commit to just a few days each. To produce a project on behalf of Delicious Doodles and show projects made using the Scavenger hunt image up for grabs.
Today's image is the magnificent Grim Reaper.
I have decorated another box. On the top, I used both the Grim Reaper and the Pile o' Bones paper.


Five of the 6 Tombstones adorn the front side

Some stenciled Andy Skinner skulls on both the sides complete the images used.

The box itself is an old cigar box. Given a coat of bright orange acrylic paint. When totally dry, a coating of PVA glue was applied and allowed to set until a skin had formed. Next a coat of slightly watered down purple acrylic paint. Heat gun at the ready and crackling commenced. When satisfied with the effect, the box was put aside to completely dry before applying the stencilled images. More drying time before adding the tombstones then sealing with dead flat varnish.
The top - The Pile o' Bones paper opacity was altered and the colour of the Grim Reaper was adjusted, digitally merged the two before printing my panel.then giving a light dusting of distress ink.TH fragments were stuck on this with glossy accents. It needed just a little something more. Some decorative metal corners lurked in my stash. These were not quite the colour I wanted so they were given a coat of  multi coloured gilding flakes (Indigo Blu Lancashire Rose) before attaching with more glossy accents. Finished.


Thanks for looking, I'm having a blast but it's hard work coming up with something different each day.
More tomorrow. See you then. Take care all.


16 comments:

  1. woooow love this!!! Did you put tiles on top of the image? I'm very intrigued with this.

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  2. yes - the fragments are clear and ideal for protecting the image

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  3. WOW, Helen! Sooo labor intensive but the results are beyond fabulous! Been meaning to try that crackle finish again. It ROCKS and I love how youv'e muted the bones paper behind the fabulous image. WOW on the fragments, too. I have a wad of those and never know what to do with them. AMAZING project! xxD

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  4. A magnificent project indeed. It is interesting to hear about adjusting the digi images.

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  5. Wow. This is wicked cool. I love the top. Great Grim Reaper image. I love how you added the tombstones around the side.

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  6. Amazing box!! so much detail and work that's gone into this - awesome! mo x

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  7. Awesome job! Thanks for including all the details! You did a wonderful job on the box.

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  8. Amazing project. Thanks for all the details, what a huge amount of time and love went into this.
    The fragments with the grim reaper underneath are gorgeous.

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  9. Wow awesome box. Great painting

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  10. Oh this is fabulous....love the images and the colors you used too. Fabulous!

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  11. What a great altered box. Helen you are a master at making trash look like a treasure! Love the stencils and stamps! Love your embellies too!

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  12. Fab altered box! Love how you added the tiles over the image.

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  13. So very unique. Love those images and w/ the tile placed on top, totally wonderful!

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  14. Love the texture you gave the box with the paints and glue!!! it is AWESOME!!!! Wonderful image of the Grim Reaper!!! FANTASTIC PROJECT!

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