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Monday, May 13, 2013

Day 7 of 15 Days of Half-O-Ween: "Nevermore" Altered Poe Box withDomino feet by Leigh S-B!

 Welcome to Day 7 of
15 Days of Half-O-Ween!

Today I'm sharing my Poe inspired altered box which stands on two altered dominoes.  My "Nevermore" creation is also my Smeared Ink DT inspiration piece for week 2 of Smudgy Antics current Alter a Box challenge

Also don't forget that this month's DominoART challenge is also Half-O-Ween themed so come and play with us!
DominoART Challenge #3 Scary Half-O-Ween Playing Cards
June 4th is Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop with Smeared Ink!
DominoART is making a day of it by featuring skull altered game art by readers who would like to join in the fun!  Click the link above for all the details and to sign up!  I've now made a Contact Me page to help make it easier for you to reach me, look above at the Page Tabs and its there at the bottom! 
Now for my spooky altered box!  Have all been watching the tv series The Following with Kevin Bacon?  All the Poe symbolism is just down right creepy isn't it so I hope my altered box doesn't give you too many chills....bbbwaahhhaaa!

Supplies used:
Quoth The Raven rubber set by Smeared Ink
A vintage mini cardboard box with 3 drawers and a cupboard
Two white std sized dominoes
White paperCollage Page
Tissue paper
Jet Black Archival Ink
Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Inks
Red Rocket Brilliance Pigment Ink
Jet Black StazOn Ink
Black DecoColour paint pen
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Judikins Diamond Glaze
Krylon Artist's Workable Fixative, Matte and Semi-Gloss Sealer sprays
 Tim Holtz Foam Ink Applicator tool

I've had this adorable mini box forever that came covered with a floral and kitty design and I decided it was time to give it a fresh new look into something that suited the decor of my studio more. The current Smudgy Antics challenge and today's 15 Days of Half-O-Ween gave me the perfect opportunity to do my re-vamp ;0)

I collage stamped images from Smeared Ink's 'Quoth the Raven' rubber set, purchased through their new Rubber Club (mention me as your reference if you decide to join), with black Archival ink onto a sheet of white paper. I unscrewed all the hardware and then used the box itself as a template and cut out the different sections and adhered them to the box with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Once covered I applied Fired Brick Distress Ink to the entire piece including the drawer fronts with a foam ink applicator tool. Concentrating the ink more along the edges and corners and then enhanced them even more with Black Soot Distress Ink. I coloured all the edges on the front of the box and the drawers with a broad point black paint pen.

I used two standard sized white dominoes for the feet on my mini box and applied Brilliance Red Rocket ink randomly to just the surface allowing some of the white to still peak through. After heat setting the ink with a Craft It heat tool I stamped half of the word 'Nevermore' onto one domino and the remainder on the 2nd. Then grunged them up by stamping the cross hatch pattern onto both and heat set again. To protect the surface of the box I sprayed it with two light coats of Artist's Workable Fixative and then two coats of matte sealer. The dominoes also got two coats of fixative and then two coats of the semi-gloss sealer before adhering them to the base of the box with Judikins Diamond Glaze. I then completed my new mini box by re-attaching all the hardware.

Don't forget to come back again on Wednesday May 15 for Day 8 of 15 Days of Half-O-Ween for a spooktacular creation by Wendy W!

15 Days of Half-O-Ween 
is Sponsored by Lost Coast Designs!

Three Winners will receive Gift Certificates to spend at Lost Coast Designs!
1st Place Winner will receive a $15 gift certificate
2nd Place Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate
3rd Place Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate

See you here again on May 13 for more scary altered game art!

Domino Hugs!


  1. OMG this is a fantastic box. Poe is perfect for the project.

  2. wow...Leigh...this is so cool! what a great recycle/makeover project. Love it!

  3. I think this box turned out just trippin' freakin' awesome! Love Love Love this box! Outstanding job and creation!


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Leigh S~B

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