October’s theme at Alter It Monthly (a challenge blog no longer running) is etheral/magical/supernatural. I was thinking of doing something including a fairy image, as I haven’t done any fairy art for ages, but then I was inspired by both the DT and the other entrants items, to go for something a bit darkly magical. Here’s my altered box:
I painted it with red-brown acrylic paint, crackle glaze, and black paint (except for the middle of the lid which I left red-brown):
I painted the inside black too (after failing miserably at trying to glue some fabric in – any tips?):
The top was decorated with various items, including some lace trim which I coloured with Tattered Angels gold Glimmer Mist, an old watch key which I linked onto a bit of bracelet chain, and the words ‘sealed with magic’. I also used blood red sealing wax to attach some items to the lid, and to gloop around the edge of the lid so the box looks sealed. If I was actually giving it to someone with a gift in I’d seal it up properly!