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Saturday, 4 June 2016

Skull Appreciation day June 4th 2016: Altered Box The Fallen

Hi All

Here is my make for Skull Appreciation Day where we all get together and make something using skulls.



I used a lot of DecoArt Media products on this one. I started by painting a large MDF box with DecoArt Media White Gesso and then i spread a thick layer of black gesso over the top and dried it off with a heat gun so that the top was spongy but not completely set. I then used a dragon scale ATC background stamp and pressed it into the gesso. Once set i then applied another layer of black gesso and used the Andy Skinner Snake's Web Stencil. I didn't intend on going for a fallen angel theme but with the scales and the winged skull it just went that way so i stuck with it. 

I dry bushed the embossed areas using Dazzling Silver Metallic paint and rubbed Lavish Green and Cosmic Blue Metallic Lustre over the top of the silver. The winged skull is from Things to Alter 


The skull was decorated using white gesso and then a layer of white modelling paste using the Short Circuit Stencil. Once dry i painted it with Dazzling metallics in silver and used Amethyst on the wings.



I repeated the dry brushed technique on the front and i painted the large joined wings with Dazzling Metallics in gold. The photo doesn't show it but it shimmers so beautifully in the light. 


I did plan on putting velvet in the who inside but it went a bit wrong so i did just the lid with the bit i saved. I painted a star gold and added it to the lid to give it a mystical feel.



I really like Amethyst

Here is the blog roll with everyone who is joining the hop so please visit them and leave some love.
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Terra
Black Dragon
Jorgey
Susan S
Julia
Alex
Alison
Ike
Leigh
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity
Katie You are here
Deadly Little Witch
Susan R
Dream In Darkness

Thank you for visiting 


32 comments:

Deborah Hazeldine said...

Fabulous alteration and don't my Spids look right at home in there!

Deborah Hazeldine said...

Fabulous alteration and don't my Spids look right at home in there!

Julia said...

Wonderful box. love the skull and wing and how they are embossed.
Hugs,
Julia

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Katie this is an amazing project. Take care. Hugs Jackie

valscraftings said...

Love the background on this box!

Erin Bentley said...

Katie love this box hun, love the stencil, the skull and the wings and the colour, Great job

Hugs Erin xx

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Deb

Katie Lamb said...

Yes the purple shows the White one off really well

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Julia

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Jackie

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Val

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Erin

DreamInDarkness said...

Love the color and texture Katie! So beautiful. The skull is fabulous and I love the way your finished the inside, really nice!~kim

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Lots of yummy texture and colour! Love it!

Teri Barefoot said...

love your work great job the color and texture are greag

Brawny said...

Wow fab creation x

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous, Katie. Inside and out are totally amazing. Love how you created the texture. xxD

ike said...

Gorgeous textures and those super irridescent colours - I LUV this project :-) xxxxxxx

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Leigh

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Teri

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Brawny

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Donna

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Ike

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Kim

Rachel Gillham said...

this is an awesome skully make, and love all that texture! :)

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Rachel

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Skull appreciation day? how did I miss that?!? I totally wish I knew so I could have participated. Such an awesome skull project

Katie Lamb said...

We have the 31 Days of Halloween coming up next Holley. Will tag you x

Michelle G said...

Great work with the box, I love your paint effects and design.

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Michelle

Sue said...

This is fab, I love your stencilling xx

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Sue