Friday, March 11, 2011

Tough Guy Matches


I worked around a Victorian match box I had. It has four compartments for matches. Each compartment has a match striking surface next to it. I collaged the inside of each compartment with paper and the underside (that has now become the top) with paper, a bit of an old measuring tape, a bit of an old paper doily and some of the matches that were still inside the box. Each compartment is slightly smaller than a modern matchbox (see measuring tape for scale) and the handles are made of buttons.

9 comments:

wastedpapiers said...

This is so brilliant - puts mine to shame! I don't call things awesome much but this really is!

Coffee Messiah said...

Very cool and like the 4 compartment idea -

I like this theme, but haven't seen a matchbook box of matches out here in yrs - will keep searching -

scrapatorium said...

The box is interesting even without decoration (never seen one before), but your art has elevated it to be an amazing object! Love the colors and designs you chose.

paperworker said...

Wow, absolutely stunning, and this has now become a little treasure.

Crafty Dogma said...

Thanks everyone for such nice comments!

Molly said...

Very cool- the box style itself is a great starting point and I really like the style and theme. Nice.

Patricia Moreno said...

This is superb Crafty... all on this work!

chris van veghel said...

wow, you really burn the house down!

Crafty Dogma said...

Thank you Molly and Patricia. I'm glad that you like it.