The wooden frame did have a glass front but I took that out and will use it another time. I gessoed the frame and then painted it with Lumiere Pewter acrylic paint – if you have never worked with Lumiere paint it is the most beautiful metallic acrylic paint I have ever seen & the colors are amazing! It is made by Jacquard Products and I strongly suggest you get a bottle – there are SO many colors and color combinations you can choose from & you can find them online or in art stores; I’ve seen them priced any where from $3.50 to $5.00, a pretty good deal since the small bottles are 2.25 fluid ounces and can last you a while. Anyway. . .
|Skelly's hanging with his bird friend|
|And a close up of his scary eyes & cute hat|
I had the metal pumpkin in my stash, attached that to the back panel. I had made the bat already; he is from a mold I made with Amazing Mold Putty (the original of the bat is a metal stamping I have) and then he was cast out of Amazing Clear Cast Resin. I painted him with Golden Carbon Black and attached him to the top of the shadow box. Done!
I love LOVE this box – it has to be one of the projects I am most proud of and it went together like a dream! It started as one of those ideas that just seem to sprout wings and all the elements just flocked together (get it? Wings, flock? LOL). I hope you enjoyed my project & I encourage you to visit both the May Arts Blog & Amazing Mold Putty (find the links within the post).
|I knew I had a better picture of the entire box!|
I’d like to enter this shadow box in the following challenges:
- Creative Cutting Challenge – Halloween, not a card (my SVG is the Happy Halloween Words)
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Spooky
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Halloween or Halloween Colors
- The Ribbon Reel Challenge – Purple & Black with a Halloween theme plus Ribbon
- Anything But a Card – Orange and/or Black
- Drunken Stampers – Wood (The frame is wood)