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by: Angelica Stark
October 16, 2014
For Halloween, I wanted to create something unexpected for display. This box, is actually made up of four frames.
You get a great view from all angles.
Lots of flea market finds were used on the top of the case.
The top is really a lid.
It makes it easy to change out the contents.
Four plastic frames, two pieces of foam board and some "mixed junk" for the lid.
I started by priming all the different pieces for the lid with black Media Gesso.
I dabbed black Media Modeling Paste on the foam board pieces with a palette knife creating a texture. The foam board is going to be the top and bottom of the case.
I cut four pieces of chipboard to cover the gap in the corners between the frames. I attached ordinary round head paper fasteners, and made a dent in every one of them with a revolving punch to imitate rivets.
I primed the strips with black gesso.
I glued the frames and foam board pieces together.
The chipboard strips cover the corner gaps. I added some pearls as well.
I glued my lid together and then painted the whole thing black with Traditions Carbon Black.
To make it look old and tarnished, I applied a few color washes of Fluid Acrylics in Quinacridone Gold.
Some Patina Green Antiquing Cream adds to the old, tarnished look.
I mixed Metallic Gold and Burnt Umber.
And dry brushed all parts of the case.
The doll inside is another story but it involves Media Crackle Glaze and Antiquing Cream!
Be sure to visit Angelica's Scrap for more projects and to learn more about Angelica Stark.