Saturday, October 29, 2011

a weeny matchbox..BOO!!


I made this Halloween matchbox for the Flikr Matchbox swap and swap partner Karen.. its covered with strips of calico painted black.

I made the wings from layers of tulle, organza, ostrich feathery fabric and purple lace, free motioned it and burnt it back. i had purchased some plastic skellies and had much fun cutting them up :) cut the head in half with hubbys help and the dremel. it was solid plastic, to make a drawer pull. then embellished the box with other bones...image was from an etsy seller.

i also made a tile necklace as a gifty for Karen.

I have been cutting up some bamboo place mats for while now [in the absence of finding dominoes]to paint and collage on. i gesso first then use oil crayons, a bit of stamping and an image . i wanted a bone hanging off it [i have a good supply now ;)and the beauty of these tiles is that have pre drilled holes top and bottom where they are threaded together. i even used the plastic string that came out of it. after wiring i made a paper bead colored it with oil crayons and inked the ends. glued it onto the top and then covered the whole thing with diamond glaze. i might make one for me for this monday !

not much else to report , manic at work, lots of long hours, i hate this time of year, not a good mix with Christmas, heat and curtains:(

However, Jenny and i got into the Square Handmade Market at Christmas so its full steam ahead from now on, no fluffing about :)

13 comments:

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Jen what a bewitching weeny matchbox you created!!! Mine is on its way to you as of last Monday...hope you get it soon and like it somewhat...
Glittery hugs from Karla

shirley said...

Spooky cool matchbox Jen! Looks like you had fun with this one.
Also love the necklace...would never have thought you used a bamboo place mat!Love the texture.
You are one talented crafter :)

Vicky said...

LOL Jen, I've found dominoes but not those placemats! What a great idea for a swap, love your matchbox...I'm sure your swap partner will be very happy when she receives both of these beautiful art pieces :)

Jenny said...

Jen, your matchbox is fab... love every little bit of it... and wonderful necklace... how cool is the bone on it too... awesome...
Yes full steam ahead now with the market :))

Jenny x

Kathy said...

OOh Jen.. spooky matchbox.. love it.. and the necklace is gorgeous... love halloween...
good luck with the market!!
xx

Jill B (jilleebee) said...

Wow! That's amazing!! Got to be my favourite matchbox yet!

Lesley said...

What a great matchbox Jenxo. I got those little plastic skellies as well. My drawer pull is a foot. LOL
Love all the work you put into this. Karen will be so spooked.
Les
PS thanks for stopping by. Template for inchie houses are up.
Les

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Just adore your spookyliscious matchbox Jen! The skellies are fab! - Lucky Karen !!
Happy halloween
Jan x

Margaret said...

love your matchbox, sooo cool!! Mx

Diane said...

Oh Jen....the little matchbox is fabulous! I love it! xoxo Diane

Melinda Cornish said...

this is so fum and I love how you painted the muslin black....I like the witch with her circles around her eyes too!

~*~Patty S said...

Brilliant spooky and fun creations Jen! Love how you used the bamboo tiles...I just happen to have some of those too (tan, black and red)...you've inspired me...again!

The bone is the perfect addition too!

You and Jenny have some fun times ahead and it will be worth all of your hard work/play!

take care my friend and stay cool
oxo

Rossylalah said...

Jen great news about the market. You and Jenny are going to do well. All your art if fantastic!