Friday, 17 October 2014


Welcome to DAY # 17
of this month long blog hop. 
The full blog roll is in the side bar and all the details of prizes, rules etc can be found HERE.
Today its the old dragons turn again....
and I have altered one of those cardboard book box things.
I wanted it to look like one of those old dusty treasured books that an alchemist
would have on their desk.
 Maybe its covered in human skin.... maybe its just black tissue paper, over string I used to add detail.
 Inside is a strange scene....when its closed there is still enough room for those secret notes to
be hidden from prying eyes.....
 ...on the front ...the title..... a warning?...or an initation?
 A close up of the scene.... It has an acetate cover over it so that nothing else stored in the book will get snagged up on the decoupaged images.
Below is the book/box from the side..... it has a lovely sheen from the metallic wax rubbed over it.
DISTRESS INK...WALNUT STAIN on the faux page edges.
ARCHIVAL INK... JET BLACK to stamp the images.

COPPER EMBOSSING POWDER used for the words on the cover.
METALLIC RUB-ONS KIT #1 copper one used.
The stamps I used today are all exclusive to de-stempelwinkel.

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See you tomorrow for DAY18 # with another project by another designer.


Sarah said...

Human skin?! Ooohhhh creepiest book ever, and the image just gives me nightmares.... Awesome creation :)

Jetske said...

Who did you kill for the skin? LOL
A very creepy book indeed, and what secret notes will be inside? The scene is a perfect combination of stamps, the Sunset trees give it an extra dimension. Again something to love inside and outside!

Saskia said...

Gorgeous book!

TangledBlueRose said...

Sooo creepilicious! and oooooooohhhhh I never thought of using human skin...err I mean tissue for a cover, amazing! So gorgeous! Love all the detail and the inside image is totally freaky! Gonna have to borrow your techniques again~
Happy Friday!~kim

maureenjscott said...

This is amazing! I love the string under the skin and the metallic finish, looks just like an old book - fabulous!! And the inside, the image is awesome, love the decoupage and plenty room for bits and bobs! Love it! X

My Side of Oz said...

This is a fabulous book! The cover and title is fascinating and the scene inside is well...disturbing at the least!:) It suits the theme and look of the book perfectly! Awesome project!!

DonnaMundinger said...

AMAZING book, BD! Love how you've added the detail to the color that those stamps inside are fabulous! Love the dimension you've given the scene and brilliant to add the acetate to keep it from damage. You always blow me away with your creativity! xxD

Unknown said...

Wow. Just wow. Everything about this is just perfect--the cover (human skin--eeek!), the scene inside, the acetate covering.

Laura S Reading said...

This is just too creepy cool.
Does not look at all like tissue paper.

Growing up in WI, we were raised on the tales of Ed Gein. He both murdered and dug up bodies to make things of skin.
Perhaps he was just a misunderstood artist?

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Sweet. Love this project. Interesting image on the inside - your coloring is great.

Unknown said...

love this. the stamp inside is sooooo coooool. I love the woman's face. very... I don't know, mysterious

Julia said...

Fab creation,love the cover and the inside of the box.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

TRULY SPOOKTACULAR BD! Truly GORE-geous in all its detail! Love it!

Susan Renshaw said...

Stunning project - from the 'human skin' cover to the image inside!

Steph said...

Wow, amazing work on the cover. Your scene inside is beautiful, love all the layers and colors.

ike said...

Super amazing - LUV this :-)

IKE xx

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