I have had this box kicking around for some time. I knew when I got it I wanted to alter it, but I was saving it for just the right project.
I started by painting the box with a very light coat of black paint. Once that was dry I painted it with my Ten Second Sudios patina paint to make it look rusty. Once the rust was dry I put on a coat of Crackle Distress Paint. The crackle flaked off on parts, but I think it works perfectly with this project.
I added bits and bobs until I came up with this...
I have a box of these little birdcages that I found at Goodwill. The bird is white and the gold is nice and shiny. A little black paint took care of that. Now I had my raven.
Next came Charlotte. I have a couple of these giant Charlottes that a great friend gave me. I haven't used one before this project. I added a Remnant Rub spider to her shoulder.
A skull in a corked dome. Evidence number 73362.
The skeleton image was spritzed, crumpled, dried, and inked before being used in the back. I stamped "nevermore" down the side.
A rusty finial and a painted bingo number complete the top.
The bingo part was red so I had to paint it. You can still see some red peeping out. I think it adds to the creepy factor.
Check out that rusty, chippy, cracked paint. Awesome.
There you have it.
Don't get too scared.
What have you been crafting?
I am entering this project into a couple challenges.