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31 Days of Halloween - Day 31!!!!

Wooo Hooo!!!
Happy Halloween!!!!
Well, if you've stuck with it you'll know this is the culmination of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween.  We've had an entire month full of spooks, haunts and scary goodness and to finish it off I'd like to share my

Box of Bones
But it doesn't really have bones in it...
Just a whole lot of corny Halloween joke cards!
Initially I sanded the candy tin then covered it with a layer of black ink.
I sanded a bit more so some of the red/gold would show through.
I then set about adding gobs of gesso to the lid ~ next I pushed in "bits" of a plastic skeleton I had previously cut apart submerging the pieces about half way.  I let the gesso dry overnight.
The next day I painted the gesso and bones with another layer of black acrylic paint.  Once that layer had dried I rubbed a bit of metallic acrylic paint over the bones to really make them pop.  I also applied a bit of the metallic paint on the sides as well.

I set about decorating the inside of the box using Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells papers and rubber stamps as well as several Halloween collage images.

On the back of each card is a corny Halloween joke from the list on my blog...
It would make a perfect gift idea for all the little ghouls and bats haunting your house this holiday season.
We all hope you've had a wonderful time
enjoyed all of the Halloween projects brought to you buy everyone here at Altered Pages!!
Happy Halloween!!!

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