Saturday, May 26, 2012

Long in the Tooth with HDH

Hooray!  I was able to play along with  Macabre Monday HDH134 
"Long in the Tooth"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that shows us some chompers, teeth, fangs, dentures, etc.!
Creepy toothy grins to wind up teeth!
If it has something to do 
with teeth, we wanna see it!

Here is my take on the challenge.  It's not really macabre, but it does involve teeth.
I created a shadow box from an upcycled mouse package.  I used it because it already resembled a shadow box and it had a velcro closure on the lid.  I made my own papers with Dylusions Spray Inks and stencils.  The teeth are a mold of my little brother's mouth before he had braces.  Originally I was going to use my sister's mold as her teeth were really gnarly and it had the top and bottom separate.  Those suckers would have been macabre!  Anyway, I lost them.  I will bet a million dollars that I find them as soon as this post goes up.

Click on photos to enlarge.

Above is a full shot of the shadow box opened.

 Above is just a picture of the shadow box portion of the project.  Below is a pic of some of the papers on the outside of the shadow box.

I decided to stamp the date that I "Stole" the teeth and made the project.  I'm going to wrap this up and give it to my brother.  I'm strange like that.

Thanks for checking out my blog!
Be sure to play along with HDH this week!
~ Lady B ~



  1. Thats really cool. love the colours. makes me wish i kept my teeth mould. what a great piece.

  2. Yay! So there is something cool for me to gain once we put braces on my boy! Killer box and those back ground papers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week at HDH!

  3. So creepy cool. I love the papers you made, gorgeous!

  4. Piękne połączenie kolorów, bardzo delikatne. Podobają mi się!

  5. Hi LB great to see that you have managed to make time and join in the toothy fun. Adore those papers you have made and a great way to display those gnashers. You can always make another box for your sister's teeth? Thank you for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week

  6. Wicked backgrounds and fabulous project as always your crazy mind astounds me hehe. Thanks for sharing with us at haunted design house again this week. xx

  7. LOL Sods Law LB. Your backing papers are pure exquisiteness. I wish I could see your brothers face when you give him this gift.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

  8. WoW - such awesome colours on there.... it's just gorgeous. Typical you found the other teeth now LoL Thank you for sharing at Haunted Design House xxx