I am stoked about this project!!! I have been itching to decorate a box lately. I had a completely different idea when I had started…but I remembered about this sick image from Strange Skin, and I knew this was the way to go! I love this digi! And…I have to admit, I love how this box came out! But wait…ya gotta get a close up of this image! Look at the middle finger on the right hand! You can click on the pic to make it bigger. It’s just bone! Isn’t that cool??? I colored the image in with my colored pencils, and then inked on top of it with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I Mod Podged it to the box after the box itself was completed. As far as how I made the box…I used Making Memories Paints, which are acrylic…intended for paper, but the work fabulously on wood too! I used Celery and aged it with Evergreen. Then, I went over the corners a bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Then comes the blood splatter!!! From the devil herself, Martha Stewart (just kidding!). This is actually a stencil for coloring cupcakes! I saw the set this one came with in the store, and my first thought was Glimmer Mist!!! But obviously, I didn’t want pretty, shimmery blood. So my sister Pam, had a great idea! To use ink and emboss it. So I did just that! And it came out perfectly. Ahhhh…it feels great to make something other then a card. Not that I don’t adore making them…but as an artist, I love to dabble in all sorts of projects. And decorating boxes is something I love to do!!! Now please visit the rest of the Wicked Blogs (posted on my sidebar). There is so much to see, and it all rawks! Have an inspiring day!
Andrea C says
excellent work love the colour very zombie like x
ohhh i've thinking of those zombies from strange skin for a couple of days now! love what you did with it! great project!
Alison, this is AWESOME and I too adore that image. NEED it for my books!!! Yep, MS is the devil herself, but there have been some fab Halloween creations and I have to admit, I have sold my soul to the devil :). The blood, AWESOME! So glad you shared the 'how-to' I was reading and hoping you would!!!
OOOOhhh, this is wicked! love the image and the fab blood! Whatcha gonna put in there? xxD
wicked box! Love the image!! great blood..haha from the devil herself! love it!
Embossed blood splatter, too cool and the image is perfect, aged and everything.
Perfect I love that image can't wait to play with it myself
Luv Jane xxx
That box is sick awesome for sure!!! LOVE the Strange Skin image, and the blood!! Wicked!
Totally love that stamp! The splattered blood came out great – love that it's not flat!
That's totally awesome Ladybird! I freakin love it!!!!!
Sick, twisted and perfect, love it
The zombie box…the Zombox.
Croms' Cubby Hole says
great image to use on on fantastic box. Love the "blood" – really effective and the colouring is perfect.
your box is fabulous! love it! the blood is great.
Cheryl Valadez says
Alison, this is freaking awesome! That image is wicked cool and that blood spatter pattern is over-the-top! I can't tell you how much I love this!
Amazing, as usual 🙂 Loving the blood splatters.
I love the blood splatters they look great up against the green!! love LOVE this box!!! I must make one!
~Lady B~ says
This is fabulous! Being the Zombie queen, you know I LOVE this image and you have displayed it wonderfully! It's funny that you used the MS stencils for cupcakes. I was going to get them and use them in a similar way! Great, twisted minds think alike!
Susan's crafty chaos says
Fabulous box Alison, love the cupcaked blood spatters! Thanks so much for joining in with our Dastardly Digi challenge over at HDH, and good luck!