Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween 2016 Treat Boxes - All About Family Series #3

What's a devoted husband without a mysterious wife.

Pale skin, silver eyelids, long black hair and cherry red lips, it doesn't get sultrier than that. Add a big bumped hair and there you go, mistress of the dark.
Make sure you have some silver cardstock (a silver gel pen is fine also) and some black glitter cardstock. and let's do this.
The base box can be downloaded here and you can get tips on how to assemble it here.
The character file looks like this:

Everything is arranged so it an be cut on the smallest possible piece of cardstock.
The hair was hand embossed using the techniques explained earlier. using a Stylus, a Bone folder, the cap of a Sakura Gel Pen and a Cuttlebug embossing mat.
I figured making lines following the strands of the hair would make it look cool and I think it does.

I added a couple of highlights with a white gel pen, just for definition purposes.
For the skin I used plain white cardstock and lightly inked the edges with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and Iced Spruce Distress Ink. For the cheeks I used Spun Sugar Distress Ink and a dauber. The placements of the cheeks is no rocket science, just do it lightly and above the cheekbone.
Now, for assembling the front.
Glue the head base on the hair back. Glue the fave to the head base placing tiny bits of foam tape in the back of the cheekbones to lift them a little.
 Place tiny bits of Foam Tape in the center of the front hair piece. Add liquid glue to the edge and keep them down using craft clothespins.

Make sure to match all the holes on the top
to thread a string of baker's twine later.
Put the eyes together matching the borders of the two bigger pieces (white of the eye and eyelid) and then gluing the lashes and pupil on top. For the signature technique of this Series, add two layers of Mod Podge to the white of the eye, starting with a little dab in the center, letting it dry and then applying a second coat . This allows for a raised enter and a final dome shape eyeball.
play a little with the eye and eyebrow placement before gluing them down to ensure proper expression.
Add Mod Podge to the lips after drawing a couple of highlight with a white gel pen.
Loose the glitter dress and ink ink a small vertical line the center of the lower border and you can go for the R rated box with a plunging neckline.
Place you favorite goodies inside and tie a piece of baker's twine to keep the box closed and you are good to go.

Supplies List


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1 comment:

  1. Loved Morticia as a child -- she was the ultimate cool and beautiful woman to strive to be. Thanks for sharing!