The Dead Dancers Perform

Alright! So I have another altered box under my belt. This project uses a very tall box and two of Smeared Ink's digis, The Marionette Dead Dancers. Check them out and the other NEW digis available in our shop!

My goal was to create a stage-like scene where my two beauties could show off what they got.

So, here you go:
First I cut up my box's front panels to create the window/frame for my dancers. Then, I primered and painted my box with black spray paint. I then stamped all over the black background using my musical note pattern and stars from the Jack set with red and white acrylic paints.

While the paint was drying I colored my digis with Prismacolor markers, mounted them on black foam board and cut them out.

I drilled some holes in the top of my box and threaded them with black thread to hang my "Falling" dancer. She just had to be floating. My "Pointing" dancer was mounted to the outside panel that acts as my stage...

On the inside of my box I hot-glue'd some gems and a small light at the bottom. And....voila!

Here is a picture when I was testing the placement of the dancers...it's before I added the background paint and gems...but it shows the coloring on the dancers a little better.


  1. ummmm totslly FREAKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that bout says it all!

  2. Yep... Kelli got it right..... PERFECTION!

  3. Wow, just WOW!!!!! I really want to see this one in person...trade ya!!!!!

  4. This is so incredibly amazing! Words cannot even express...I am in awe! I bow to you, Tori, Queen of Altered Images!

  5. Absolutely Killer Altered Box. Love the whole darn thing.

  6. Wow-zahs! This is incredible! What a fabulous idea! Tori, you really made something brilliant!!!

  7. Damn girl!! Look at you, all drilling, spray painting, and adding lighting? Wanna come fix my house!! You are a ROCKSTAR!! The dancers look gorgeous!! Awesome again!!

  8. BAAA HA HA HA @ Danielle. I never knew I was so handy with the power tools ;)

    Thanks for all the comments! Terra, I'll be sending this to you...it can be a belated birthday present!

  9. Fabulous! I LOVE Dead Dancers! ~deb~