Sunday, October 17, 2010

The shadow knows........ (Electra be warned, there are spiders!)

Yet another Halloween project. I love the way this turned out. I don't have any in process pictures because I just don't think to take any. Most of the time I really just "DO" the project without thinking about anything else. Something that my girls REALLY love. Later bedtimes, they get to play on their computers or watch whatever they want on TV for however long I am engrossed in the project. Even meals get neglected. There. I have said it out loud to blogland. Oddly enough, there are no feelings of guilt. Hmmm... Anyway, here is yesterday's project:




I found this little shadow box at the dollar store a couple months back. I knew I wanted it for Halloween, so I painted it black and then it just sat in my Studio until this morning. I cut some scraps of paper to fit in the squares and then went through my Halloween embellishment box to decorate each box. I am just loving the little skeletons from the dollar tree. I am so glad I picked them up. I only used one in the shadow box. I just cut it into pieces. BWAHAHAHAHA.




(Supplies used: Acrylic paint and foam brush, dimensional glaze, my ATG gun and foam mounting tape: Martha Stewart Halloween papers, Target Halloween Papers: Left to right, top to bottom: lizard was in my stash from prior Halloweens - I think I got it as part of a package at the dollar store : skull and crossbones are from a skeleton from a garland from the dollar store : bats are from a ribbon I got at one of the big chain craft stores : pumpkins and leaves are from a pic from a big chain store : numbers used are Thickers, Tim Holtz 2 inch square Fragment : skeleton arms/hands are from the garland, rose is one from my stash that I Copic'ed dark grey, leaves are from stash but I can't remember where I got them : skeleton parts are from the garland : flower is one from a dollar package from JoAnn's : and finally fly and spider are from dollar store, as are the mouse on top and the little spiders on the box. Ribbon hanger is from my stash.)
Now off to finish some other projects...........

12 comments:

Theresa said...

Love it! Now I'm going to be on the hunt for a shadow box at the dollar store!
Visiting from Sawdust and Paper Scraps.
Cheers!
Theresa

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

You found that shadow box at the dollar store!?! I love what you did with it!

Tyggereye said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I love it!! This could totally be in some fancy craft Halloween mag. Its gorgeous. I want one! How come my dollar store never has cool shadow boxes like that? lol. Great project.

Lori said...

OMG, I love this! Way to go with the assemblage! So, now you're the inchie AND the assemblage Queen!

Rosemary said...

Love this, you did a fantastic job on this - not that THAT surprises me one bit. Your home decor must look so cool for Halloween, I'm impressed!

This came out fabulous-ly!

Bobbi said...

That is really cool, you are so creative. I picked up a box like that at a garage sell for 0.25.. for the life of me I can't remember where I stashed... but I am looking now.

LBT said...

That is fantastic! I love how you thought to pick the shadow box up with Halloweenie in mind. The little details are perfect! I am also totally loving the creepy collage on your wall. It is awesome!!! Nicely done.

Thanks for stopping by LBT, I really appreciate it!!! I am now stal..I mean, following you. ;)

Angelene
http://littlebuggietutu.blogspot.com

Jingle said...

Your blog looks really fantastic! Your project is AWESOME! And Electra nothing...the rest of us have spider issues, too, you know! LOL!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Hello!! Oh Im so glad Sunny over at Lif in Rehab posted your blog! Everythnig jsut looks so cute. Im your newest follower :0)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great !

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- 3D is really your medium! This is an amazing shadowbox!! Awesome elements and they all combine for a stunning effect!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

So cool! I love those little shadow boxes... I picked up at least 3 at the dollar store when I saw them.

I'm linking up to this in a day or two on Dollar store crafts. This is the future link: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/?p=7850