Day of the Dead Altered Box

Today I am sharing an altered box I have made.


I covered the box with black gesso then used DecoArt Media Black Texture Paste and my favourite Andy Skinner mask to add the sugar skull detail to the lid. Once dry I glued flat back gems around the edges of the lid and covered them with black gesso. The little brass feet are screwed to the base, then I stamped  and embossed some cool script around the sides using my Visible Image Revolution stamp. I finished by rubbing gold gilding wax on the sugar skull and gems to highlight the design.


I am entering the following challenges:

Haunted Design House – The Nights are Drawing In

Forever Dark 2 – #4 ATG

Dream In Darkness – ATG

Altered Eclectics – ATG

Left of Center – No Designer Papers/LOC


9 Replies to “Day of the Dead Altered Box”

  1. I am loving this little box, Teresa! So clever and well done. I must get that Skinner stencil. Looks like a great tool to add to the supplies arsenal.
    Thanks for joining us in the dungeon at HDH. You’re cell is always waiting for you.

  2. Wow! Love this altered box and what a DOD skull on top! Awesome sauce! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this month we appreciate you! Nan xx

  3. Love this so much Teresa! Fabulous texture and love that stencil! Really beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Dream in Darkness!~kim

  4. Fabulous box, makes me want to take a look inside, what treasures might be in … Loving the sugar skull top and the text around. Thank you for playing with us in Dream in Darkness, always a pleasure to hop in here.

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