A really simple little project from me today - little matchbox monsters.
For this project you will need
- some matchboxes (obviously!) Mine were 5.5cm wide, 8cm tall and 3.25cm deep
- some paper to wrap around the matchboxes (I used some old Halloween scrapbook paper)
- images of your choice, approximately 1.5 x height of matchboxes
- ink pad
- marker or Posca pen (optional)
- Glossy Accents (optional)
Wrap your chosen paper around the outside of your matchbox and glue, then ink around the edges. Also, use some of the paper to line the inside of the matchboxes and adhere. Then, take two identical images and cut around them. Place the first one centrally in the inside of the matchbox. As your images are larger than the box you will have to cut it to size by chopping off the head! Place the outside back one, leaving it about two thirds open. You can then line up the top part of your image with the inside part so that went the box is open you have a complete image as you can see below.
To finish off, colour with marker or Posca pen those parts of the matchbox not covered with paper. You don't want to use anything too rough as it will stop the slide action of the box. Finally, I added a little glossy accents to the eyes to highlight them.
These matchboxes make great little holders for some mini journals that I will be showing later in the month. Fab filled with sweets to use as little Trick or Treat boxes or just stand alone little decorations. You can also play with them by mismatching the heads and bodies. I hope you have some fun with these, and see you tomorrow for Jas's project.
I've entered this is in the A Step in the Darkness challenge blog here, The Corrosive Challenge here and Divas by Design here.