Sunday, 16 September 2012

Raven Jewellery Box

I decided to decorate a wooden jewellery box this time around for my DT piece for The Stamp Attic using the fabulous Nevermore image from Stampendous.
These small jewellery boxes are perfect for Halloween chocolates or to house any Halloween jewellery or perfect for a small Halloween gift.
I applied a coat of Gesso to my box and then cut 8 bats from white card using the Bewitching Hour die, or you could use the Mini Bat and Skull die. I adhered two bats to each side of my box using Multi Medium Matte.
Once I had adhered the bats I then painted with two coats of Americana burnt umber acrylic paint and then brushed over with a little Americana burnt orange, to give that Halloween feel.
To decorate the top of my box I cut a piece of card 3" x 3" and coloured with Distress Inks rusty hinge and black soot, applying Aged Copper Embossing Enamel to the outside edges. For further dimension I also added a Fragment adding part of the Raven to the fragment. I also added dimension to the Raven's hat embossing with Clear Embossing Powder. To complete, I added a skull brass charm to the front of my box.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x




16 comments:

Alexandra said...

Tracy, this is so spookily cool. I love your Halloween box. The stamped image always makes me smile, it's fun seeing birds dressed up, sadly, we don't get many of these trick or treating round my way, lol. The bat cut outs painted look like they've been carved out of the wood too.

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful project

Annie said...

This is fabulous Tracy. I just love your creative style and wonderful inspiration. Colours are brilliant and great idea to add the fragment. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Crafty hugs Annie x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun this is just brilliant,love the bats,and that stamp is lush,and loving the rich colours on this amazing hugs Cherylxxx

butterfly said...

Fantastic altered box - love your dimensional bats on the side, and the fragment is a wonderful touch that just highlights that spectacular stamp... I'm sliding towards Halloween temptation!
Alison x

Sandy said...

Your box is gorgeous.
Fantastic Design.
Love the stamps.
xoxo

Sue said...

Love the box:) I must get around to using these stamps myself!

Andrea said...

awesome!!! LOVE that raven and your technique!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous design and I love the bats on the sides of the box. Great make Tracy.
hugs {brenda} xox

TonyR said...

fabulous box tracy!! the bats on the side are great! the raven stamp is just stunning and the colours you have used are gorgeous! and i love the aged copper enamel ... doesnt it give a really nice colour and texture. xx tony

Carol Q said...

that looks really good Tracy. love those bats round the edge.

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello Tracy! I am your newest follower and so glad to have found you through a mutual blog.
This box is absolutely fabulous. It is so chock full of detail. I look forward to browsing some more of your blog. It is great to discover new bloggy crafters.
Hope you can follow me too.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia
http://archiving-angel.blogspot.com

Anita Houston said...

So so so cool!!! I love the hat in 3D!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful box. Love the rich orange hued background behind the raven. The layered pieces on the image are fabulous. That remnant with the repeated pattern is brilliant!

Lori said...

Ooooo....spooky! Love it!

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW, Way cool. I just saw this stamp over the weekend. Now wishing I would have bought it. Girl you sure have oodles of talent!
hugs Lynn