Thursday, October 16, 2014

Day 16 - 31 Days, LOC #49, and S&SOctO!TH!

Wicked Blogger's are at it again for Day 16 of 31 Days of Halloween.  Can't believe it is already half over.  Thanks everyone for sticking it out with us.  

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The project I have for you today will also be entered into Left Of Center Creative Challenges and Smeared and Smudged challenges.
LOC - #49 - Alter Something
Oh! The Horror! - Sleepy Hollow (insp. by movie/poster) 

I was watching Sleepy Hollow (1999) last night and inspiration struck.  I love Burton's use of the gray/black color scheme in this movie.  Then, of course, all the heads that disappear.  I thought about adding bits of red, but for once held myself back, and happy I did.

I have altered a dry erase/magnet board to turn it into only a magnet board.  If any headless person(s) are looking for some skellie heads this Halloween, come on over, I've got a few!



Dig, Dig, Dig, for the Deets

Started my altering by using brush and Black Gesso over entire board, which measures 13" x 13"...It was meant to be!

Once board was dry, I found an old cardboard skellie head stencil that I had made awhile ago.
I did have to cut out the bottom to create the teeth.  Use the extra piece for a little handle which was taped down.
Found my long lost glow in the dark paint, called GloAway (cute name!) and with brush put it onto stencil.
Pushed onto board 9x in different directions.  Let dry.

Next, stamping commenced!  Used set created by Rick St. Dennis for Smeared Ink Rubber Club called Morte (June 2013).
Skellie background stamp used as border and stamped with Silver Encore Ink.
Two heads w/ bone image was stamped randomly with Black Archival Ink.

Found 2 magnet clips and glued hand and foot to each.  Pieces are from stash.

Had a bracelet with skelli heads which I took apart.  Heads were adhered with large glue dot to magnet circles.
Thought it would be killer to have the skellie eyes glow in the dark, so put a dab of the GloAway in all the eyes.


  1. Wonderful remake of your board, much nicer now! Love all the skulls! ~kim

  2. Can't say enough how much I love this altered board! Have been looking at a oven burner cover that I had to take out from under the sink when it flooded this weekend..ugh..and knew there was something to do with it!! Would like to borrow your idea instead of! Fab project!!

  3. Your creativity is astounding! How you made the skull stamp and added the little handle. What a perfect background it turned out to be.
    I bet it is scary glowing at night.

  4. That is one brilliantly wicked cool altered magnet board! Love everything down to the glow-in-the-dark skellies!

  5. This is an awesome project. Love all the details.

  6. Another fabulous (and fabulously creative!) project, Shoni! Love that glow-in-the-dark paint.

  7. Now this is a project my kids would love. We only need useful stuff and this would be perfect. Doing it

  8. Fabulous magnet board! love the Glow in the dark skulls!!! x

  9. Amazing transformation! Love that those skullies (and eyes) glow in the dark. Fabulous stamped border, too. Lucky 13! xxD

  10. This looks like a lot of fun! Love the transformation!

  11. Love!! This looks like lots of work.

  12. Wow, I am totally loving this altered board. Awesome touch with the glow in the dark paint.

    Thanks for sharing over art LOC challenges too.

  13. You are so clever in how you used those skelly parts for push pins on this cooler than ever cork board! Your imagination has no limits! Thank you for sharing!