I don’t think I ever shared this when I made it, because it would have been a letterboxing spoiler. Letterboxers, especially in the PNW, love gatherings. After I’d moved to Florida in 2015, some friends back home requested I make a special box for their Halloween event. This would not be planted in the woods like most boxes, but shared at the table during the event. I got a notification that it was shared just recently, which made me so happy! I figure eight years on, I’m safe to share it here.
I loved making this thing so much. This might be the first time I used Verday Metal Paint, which is still available from Sandra Evertson. Love this stuff.
The book contained six coffin boxes…but only four had stamps in them. The other two had screamers. I wonder if the batteries are still good?
Dolly Grim, from 2014, is no doubt one of the creepiest things I’ve ever made. My husband had to pass through my studio, stopped and said “Jesus Christ! What the hell is that“? Of course, this is when I know I’ve won.
You can see the original post, and my process, here. It was a learning experience. Dolly probably still lives happily with a far-away friend.
It’s funny how this looks simpler than the Witch’s Study, but took longer. I’m not even sure why. Things were built mostly from resin bits and polyclay.
I have a whole story for this one in my head. Once the portraits of these two vampires faced one another, but over time, disdain has grown. The portraits swapped, the vampires sleeping in opposite corners of the room.
The cat does not care about vampire politics, and sleeps peacefully on someone’s favorite chair.
Do you know all the vampire authors on the shelf?
At first, I thought the mold was just roses. Once it was on and I started painting, I realized it had all the flowers. That’s okay, still pretty.
Ever make something, and later, you can’t believe you really made that? The Halloiuja board falls into that category for me. I always do my best work for friends. This was a Secret Pumpkin gift for Jenna of The Art of Darkness. It remains on of my favorite makes.
I loved these things! I should make some more. They are another make from my 2011 Month of Spookdays. In 2014, I had a raffle and gave away a bunch of stuff. These went to my friend Lauren, who is a mermaid in Australia.
I love these new molds! Two of them are boxes, which is always superior. I would have added details to the little pumpkin cottage, but see…the resin was not the best for this application. I used Let’s Resin 4-Hour Cure. It is very thick, and pretty much impossible to de-gas. So there are too many bubbles for me to put a ton of effort into it. But I loved doing the candy corn colors. I will be pouring these again in a more suitable resin. I think I need more contrast between orange and yellow, too.
And yes, I missed the yellow on the right-hand pumpkin. I thought it was a lid for something, so only needed the two colors. Oopsie.