Monday, April 21, 2014

The Evil Dead Altered Altoid Tin

I am a big horror fan. Being a kid in the 80's I was well acquainted with Jason and Freddy. I distinctly remember when I was around nine, my mum waking me to watch the late-late movie, "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi. Not very long ago I found the Krueger glove I got for Christmas when I was twelve. It must be something that runs in the family, my granny being quite the teen-slasher aficionado.

One of my all time favourite horror flicks is "Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn". Sam Raimi creates a picture made with such enthusiasm for film as a medium. (Eesh! That sounds pretentious... it's not meant to.) And what girl could resist the mighty chin of handsome Bruce Campbell? Smitten. From the get-go.

So I decided that for my next altered Altoid tin I'd create an ode to The Evil Dead.

On the exterior is my rendition of the famous cabin.

The trees were created with some rusty wire and bits of moss.

Inside the door to the cellar is chained up tight.

For good reason too! Cheryl is being naughty. Cheryl is from the first The Evil Dead movie, Henrietta is the poor thing down there in part two. (For a real fright look at my nails!)

"I'm all right now, Ashley! Come unlock this chain and let me out!"

I've made a series of 3 of the wee things and 2 will be available later this week in the etsy shop. I'm holding on to them for a few more days and plan on working on a couple of 'accessories' to include with them. These will be the only ones of this design created.


Two very quick P.S. notes: 1) I am THRILLED to say that I will be returning for a second year as a design team member for Graphic 45! Congrats to each and every one of my 2014 teamies. 2) It will be quiet here over the next few days as I switch servers and update my site. The blog should be fine but I'm sure my site will be a mess for a few days.