Friday, September 2, 2011

Halloween Shadowbox-part 2

Yesterday's post gave you an overall view of my Halloween shadowbox. It is 12 inches wide and 16 inches tall. Today I will break it down into sections and give you a closer look.

A metal bat (a junque shop find) colored with alcohol ink and distress ink shows off his wingspan by hovering over the corner of the box. The Tim Holtz ticket as well as the witch were stamped on dominoes. The sign says "Witches Castle 1 mile Trespassers will be Melted". Between the sign and the witch is a puddle of wax aka a trespasser.

The box on the top right is from The where you can download a variety of fun Halloween items. Several of the images in this section are from a collage sheet by Itkupilli. For the grungy bottle, I took a clear bottle, swirled alcohol ink in it then used matte multi medium on the outside to tone down the shine. The top was wrapped with fibers and dipped in beeswax. The label from Love Manor is for a life renewal potion.

The creepy doll face from Digital Collage Images has been mounted on a cracked optical lense. The clock was a tiny brass clock that no longer worked so was distressed with acrylic paints and given a new purpose.

The cabinet cards, cauldron, and birds in the trees images are from Seneca Pond Crafts.

Tombstones are from Inka's Etsy shop Altered Artifacts. The fence is by Jolee's and has been covered with crackle paint and distress stain.

The outside of the box which I failed to take a picture of was covered with crackle paint, chipped off in places then covered with distress stain. When that was dry, I sealed it with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio brand multi-medium matte. It ended up with a nice chippy, grungy look.

I didn't list all of the sources of the papers and items I used. If you have a question or want to know where I came up with some of these items, please email me. You can find my email link on the sidebar. If you are still reading this, thank you!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful creation!

Robin said...

This turned out so "creepy", you did a wonderful job! Hope you bring it with you tomorrow.


ScrappyPam said...

So glad you broke it down for us like this - you did a fabulous job! Love all the little details!

Michele said...

this shadowbox is truly wonderful! all kinds of delights. i love seeing the close up shots. xo

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh Sarah
this is fabulous! what gorgeous details and spooky items you have incorporated! gorgeous work!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Lori said...

Wow, this is really, really cool Sarah! Love all your attention to detail...just spectacular! And yet it truly has your touch and style!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so GREAT! You've included so many special items in and on this box. Love all the images and the bottle sealed in Beeswax. Terrific project!

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm so glad you gave us the close up of all your fabulous details!
Really a spooktacular showpiece!
hugs Lynn

QueenBe said...

WOW, you have really been busy with Halloween things. Love them all!!! Thanks for the details~

alteredstatesstudio said...

this is awesome!! love your box and all your wonderful details! thanks for breaking it down and sharing where you had gotten some downloads! fabulous!

Candy C said...

Congrats on your win with Sugar Lump Studios and her vintage festooning. It's awesome! Love your Halloween Shadowbox! Great details and embellishments! <3 Candy

Barb said...

Hi Sarah,
Congrats on winning Nancy's give-a-way!!
Luv, luv, luv your Halloween shadowbox and all the little details!
Thanks for sharing,
Barb in Texas Ü

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful box! Just love it! Kim

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Sugar Lump Studios said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas! May 2012 bring many blessings! xoxo