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Pandora's Box

Hello! It's the 3rd Tuesday of the month, so it's time for another Altered Challenge for the Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls! This time around, I wanted to challenge everyone to create Pandora's Box. Well, ok. You don't have to go and read any Greek mythology (though there is a bit posted on the Dolls' Blog), but I want you to make or alter a box. And creep it out. You know the drill!
So I have a bunch of coffins that I snagged super cheap, and I had yet to use one. So, I figured this was as good an opportunity as any! Here's what I did.

It was pretty simple, but just creepy enough. I painted it all black, then I attacked it with Marigold Distress Crackle paint. After it dried and got nice and crackly, I went over it with Gathered Twig and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age it further and dull down the color.

Then, I took some beautiful spiderweb stamps from Basic Grey and embossed them in a Platinum color. Silver would have been way to bright. The platinum was just dull enough. I embossed them all over the box, as you can see.

Isn't that an awesome web? I hope you play along with us. You have 2 weeks to join in. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Dolls to see what their altered boxes look like. Visit the Dolls' Blog HERE.
I am entering my coffin into this week's Smudgy Antics challenge. It's a Bingo challenge, and I went diagonal. I used black, embossing and paint. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


Alex said…
Stunning Alison. I think the webs are just perfect and love the distressing you did to the coffin.
monique said…
awesome coffin, very beautfiul and creepy at the same time, thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics
Oooo Alison, this is FAB!!! Love the embossed spiders web. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week :)
Kelli said…
This is wonderful!!! I love love love the web!!! Awesome job!!
~Lady B~ said…
Awesome coffin, girl! It is dark, yet elegant. Fabulously crafted! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)
Fab old look you've given this coffin and the embossed webs are just the special touch. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week
Kathi said…
Very cool box. I love what you did with it and am quite sure it's even more spectacular in person.

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