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It's Dem Bones Time Again!

I have Halloween on the brain!
In particular,  
SKELETONS!
Hi all, Becky here today to share a little project with you for Halloween!

Altered Pages has so many fun & spooky collage sheets for all your Halloween projects, as well as kits, altering supplies & more!! Be sure to check it out soon!! I know the Design Team is hard at work making more Holiday-themed kits for you, so keep an eye on the store!
I started with an Altoid-type tin with a hinged lid. I wish that I had had one of AP's ATC tins since the lids aren't hinged & I would have left it off because it won't close completely with the ribcage inside. Silly me didn't think of that when I was working on it! HA!
I did an Elmer's Glue crackle application to the tin.
{You can see how on my blog post HERE.}
I used my Crop-o-dile {YES, the Crop-o-dile!} to punch several holes together where the head, arms & legs would go, set them with E6000 glue & let dry overnight. 
{I added the little blocks later because he wouldn't sit upright!}
Using the pages I had done from that previous post about the Elmer's crackle process, I created a little book tying the pages together with fibers down the binding.
The ribcage is attached by slicing thru the front cover of the book & then securing with more E6000 after I was done with the rest of the book.
Inside the book pages are images from the Dem Creaky Old Bones collage sheet that I reduced to a 5x7 size in order to fit on the pages with room for embellishments. Then I searched & searched for a fun or spooky skeleton quote, but the only one I liked was the beginning to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Skeleton in Armor". Which is really about a Viking, love & war! But part of the first verse is kinda spooky:

"But with thy fleshless palms
Stretched, as if asking alms,
Why dost thou haunt me!"

I diligently punched the verse onto my dymo-type label maker & cut accordingly.
You could also use the lyrics to the "Dem Bones" song, but they aren't as spooky!
Each of the skeleton images were dipped in glitter & there is a piece of dictionary page in the background of some of the pages that I spritzed with some glimmers.
That's it! Hope you enjoyed Dem Bones!!
I'll be back soon with some spooky altered bottles!!
Cheers!






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