Sunday, August 18, 2013

Steampunk Witch Mini Altered Dresser for Halloween - inspired by Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Papers, Stampin' Up, and Tim Holtz dies

Years ago I thought of making a scary dollhouse and ordered the Matchbook die from Stampin' Up to make a dresser and some other creations, but like most of my procrastinated craft dreams, I just stuck it in the hoard.   Re-inspiration hit when I attended a Girls' Night Out at the Stinkin' Cute Scrapbook Shop and Boutique in Blackfoot, Idaho.  My friend and super craft lady, Andrea ( had made a chest of drawers that reignited the flame.  I die cut 6 matchbook boxes (the ones from the Stampin' Up die are larger than actual match boxes), glued them together in a side by side dresser shape and reinforced the sides with chipboard.  Then, glued scrunched up tissue paper around the sides and used Tim Holtz Headstone die for the mirror.  Added a bunch of embellishments from my stash and adored it!

Tim Holtz On the Edge Graveyard die was used on each side - die cut the shapes twice in chipboard and glue them together for more dimension.  After painting them with black gesso, I just rubbed my finger with some silver Kryon marker and rubbed on the tops of the tombstones.  This is also how I treated the plastic flatback pearls around the top edge and the "mirror" with the steampunk image.

Decided to throw a few embellies on the back just in case somebody turned it around

There are "surprises" in each drawer - drawers are lined with red velvet and G45 Steampunk papers

Little plastic skull beads (painted black and touched with silver) glued onto copper square brads with some E6000 glue work as drawer pulls. Burgundy red beads and a little metal lantern hang from a chain that's threaded through some smashed out bead caps that I glued to the front corners.

Two tiny Prima gears are glued  on the lady's hat .. a clock gear was inserted into the skull bead (E6000 glue keeps it there)

The Ouija board is just an internet image printed out and coated with Glossy Accents onto a frame, the Crystal Ball is a clear/cracked bead glued onto a Prima Junkyard finding "nut", and the little bottle has a Swarovski crystal wired to the side with the label cut from the packaging of K&Co. apothecary labels.  The packaging showed miniature images of what was inside the pack and are a much nicer size for tiny bottles.  Adirondak black alcohol ink added the creepy darkness to the bottle and to the bent birdcage hook.

And for EXTRA fun, the bottle is filled with a Glow in the Dark Gel Medium -- makes it more fun to turn off the lights :)
thanks for lookin'

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