Tuesday 20 October 2015

Spookilicious: Lights Out Altered Switch Box

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing an altered switch box that I created for the Spookilicious theme this week. I recently went camping with my family and the kids found this rusty switch box in the woods. They were going to throw it away, but I hid this treasure away while they were on a hike! I had a lot of fun giving this piece a second life for the challenge this week!

I embellished the top of the box with a leftover piece of tombstones from the Halloween Art Room I put together last year. I also added a piece of Grass Flexistrip, a Mini Pumpkin and a skull from the Mini Mixed Halloween Set. I filled in some of the empty space with plastic bones and a bit of moss for color. (I didn't think of it until typing up this post, but I may add the Tando designer names to the tombstones!)

I attached a plastic skeleton to the front of the piece. I added another Mini Pumpkin. The entire piece is glued to a coffin piece I had leftover from the Layered Coffin with Cobweb that I assembled last year.

The wires coming out from the top of the box were the perfect support pieces for a couple Bats and a Spider. I painted the bats and spider with black acrylic paint and then covered them with a layer of flock for a furry finish.

Here is what the box looked like fresh from the woods. I didn't alter the finish at all. This natural rusting a patina beats anything I could try to recreate in my studio. I did add some fake spider webs.

If you're looking for a strictly chipboard piece to assemble for Halloween here are a couple examples:

Layered Coffin with Cobweb Detail (Hinges Not Included)

Halloween Art Room

You can find the chipboard I used for this project and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Spookilicious Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Karen said...

Fabulous to have so many spooky projects :-D x

Kaz said...

Just WOW Dana!! What a fabulous find! It's perfect xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Awesome creation hun, xx

Carol Plume said...

Wow Dana what fab pieces xx

Karen Petitt said...

Now that is one heck of a wow! Awesome creations from all of you this month. Thank you for the challenges and always inspiring us too Karen x