Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Old and Gross!!

Well, it seems like it's becoming my modus operandi
to be late with my Wednesday posts.
Keeping with that tradition, here is my
Vile Vintage Ephemera shadowbox.
I have a hoarded supply of 8X8 shadow boxes that I picked up at a
ridiculously low price last season. It didn't occur to me to use one for
this project until late, Tuesday evening. I tore my original project apart,
and started anew around midnight.
Hence my tardiness. 

Creepy ass ventriloquist dummy and his "Papa".
I mounted the photo and aged the whole thing to appear
distressed and forgotten.
I finally got another opportunity to use one of those
cool baby doll eye wood cuts from Pork Chop Show on Etsy. 

Some people find the notion of Nuns and/or Catholicism
to be vile or politely unpalatable.

I lightly sanded the face off of the nun to make her appear
as a demon might when it's being photographed.
Then I added bloody fingerprints to give it some more drama. 

I aged a mini plastic domino and added it to the bloodied playing card.
I also worked in a feather and some lock washers.

I UTEE'd more bits of strange ephemera, and added a handmade tooth.

I think that covers Vile and Vintage Creepy Glowbugg style.
I will list this in my Etsy shop very soon, if anyone is interested.

I'd like to enter this shadowbox in the following challenges:

Well, I'm off to go work on some commissioned Zombified wedding cake toppers.
I'll post some photos when they're completed. 


  1. this is very very cool. love it all. mark

  2. Well if you come up with stuff like this then you are indeed encouraged to be late! Brilliant and your attention to detail is phenomenal. LOVE it xx

  3. Stunning representation...and I can't wait to see the Zombified wedding cake toppers!!!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)

  4. wow jawdropping cool, I love this. Thanks for sharing at smudgy antics

  5. I love, love, love what you did to the nun photos - it looks so very creepy! The entire thing is fab - I'm shy trying to fill that much space. Great job.

  6. Brilliant. Thank you for joining in the CBN challenge.
    Becky x

  7. Fantastic project ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  8. I really should read the challenge list LOL.
    Thanks for sharing your FAB shadow box with us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

  9. Oh WOW, Glo! such eye candy! I could gaze at this for hours. Will be giggling about the nun all day. Fabulous! xxD

  10. I wouldn't worry about listing that. You can just mail it to me. =)I friggin love this so much I want to eat it!

  11. Glo, when you turn out a project like this, it doesn't matter if you're late.Absolutely fabulous. xxx
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week

  12. Glo, this is so extremely awesome, I freakin' love it. All your creepy old photos, and the demon Nun. Baby in a liquid jar... Wow this is so great! Thank you for playing at Smudgy Antics anything goes challenge!
    (SA DT)

  13. Zombie cake toppers? You must show pics when done! Awesome shadow box! I love it when you get to play along :) I'm totally digging the creepy nuns and bottled babies! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

  14. The details on this are amazing!!! Sanding the face off the Nun and the bloody fingerprints are such small but totally cool things to do that add sooo much to this creation.


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