I think I've got a serious addiction to the new stamps by Sheena Douglass, Day of the Dead. When I first saw them, I honestly thought oh they're nice, but not my thing........ well the more I saw the work by Sheena's DT, the more I liked them, in the end I just couldn't resist and ordered the lot! I've liked Sugar Skulls for a long time.
This is what I've been making over the last couple of days.
I cut and made this shadow box a few months ago using my cameo, but then changed my mind on what I was going to do with it. So it's just been sat around looking very boring and sad as plain white cardstock. Well once these stamps and dies arrived, I knew just what to do with the shadow box. I started by giving it a coat of black Gesso. Then I made the back panels, coated them with Gesso too and when dry ran it though one of Sheena's embossing folders and gave them a covering of Gilding wax, then attached them to the box and left it to dry.
Next I started on the skulls, for these all the stamps are from the same collection and all are painted with Aquatints. I then die cut the corners and coated them with the Gilding Wax, the box also got the same treatment.... lol. I love the 3 colours of was together. I attached the skull with gel glue so that they are raised, then added the corners.
Now I'm looking for space to hang it in my craft room.....
Thanks for looking!