Today I wanted to share a really fun shrine with you dedicated to the
King of Halloween....Edgar A. Poe!
This is a fun shrine kit that you can find here...Skeleton Reliquary. It comes with the parts to assemble the shrine plus some extra goodies which you may or may not choose to use in your shrine.
You're going to start by assembling the shrine body - I am using super glue because I don't want to wait for other glues to dry ;)
Then I painted the front and back of both the shrine box and front cover with black acrylic paint.
While my shrine was drying I printed off my image of Poe and mounted it on a piece of chipboard. I then carefully cut him from the background. I say carefully because we're going to use both pieces in this shrine.
Next ink the edges of both Poe and the background.
Now that the shrine has dried, glue the background image directly to the shrine. Apply one or two layers of double stick foam tape to Poe. This will pop him right off the background and give you instant dimension!
Here he is in the shrine...
Now, add a few things to the shrine...I'm using a seed pod that looks like a mini pumpkin, some bones, etc... You will notice I'm using some double stick foam tape to help raise the elements to various heights. Just adds more interest to your finished shrine.
To spice up the front of the shrine I added a bit of Dresden Trim around the shrine opening.
I also wanted to use some Mica pieces around the top of the shrine...I love the smokey look and jagged feel it gives the shrine. Very Halloween-ish I think.
Next the extra bits. I am going to use the skull, wings and one of the ravens the kit came with. I painted each and added a bit of Distress Stickles for more color & dimension.
It's time to add the bits once the glitter has dried....
And finish assembling the shrine....
And here is how it turned out!!!
Yes, the glue is still wet ~ I couldn't wait to show you :)
Now, it's your turn...
Would you like to win a reliquary kit of your own?
I bought an extra because I thought they were so neat and I'd like to share it with you! Of course it doesn't have to be Halloween themed, it could be used for whatever theme you'd like.
Simply tell me your favorite part of Halloween...be it the scary movies, the candy, costumes, haunted houses, parties, etc...
You have until 11-11-12 to post your comment to be entered to win!