Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day 5!!!!!!

 Hello and welcome! Today I have an altered mouse trap. I was lucky enough to find 3 of these an at estate sale for .25cents, right after finding this pin.
 When I first started, I wasn't to sure what I wanted to do with this. I layered some old, torn music pages, but I wanted more. So, I went over it with black paint and then wiped it with a baby wipe. After that had dried, I lightly sanded it with fine sandpaper.

 Then I went to town! The stamps are from Tim Holtz, skull and photo on bottom. The key is a rub-on from Michael's, the small skulls are from a washi tape.
Next up is Teresa with some wonderful eye candy for you! Or if you are skipping around, head over to my side bar and pick a name! Enjoy! Lisa

20 comments:

NanB said...

First altered mouse trap I have seen without yards of lace...which I hate! This is so much like it should have been made this way! This is absolutely perfectly stunning!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! Would NEVER have thought of that! Fabulously creepy! Love it! xxD

Steph said...

Wonderfully wicked! I agree with Nan, I've seen some frou frou altered traps, bleh. I love how you've altered this one, makes me want to go a hunt for traps :)

DogsMom said...

As the others have said, mouse traps are not meant to be frou frou.

The admit one is an amusing touch.

craftings said...

Oh my a mouse trap...great job turning it into a piece of art! Pleased there is no mouse still in it!

TangledBlueRose said...

Great mouse trap and so agree with everyone, thanks for no lace ahahha. Wonderfully grungy and moody. Love the xbones.
Thanks for sharing!~kim

KC said...

this is awesome! I altered a mouse trap once too...but mine wasn't antique like this...wow what a great piece to work with!

maureenjscott said...

Oh Wow Lisa! this is fabulous! A amazing altered project! Love the stamps and rub on - and fab washi tape skulls!! Mo xxx

ps I loved your gift boxes yesterday, I popped over to the video you linked and spent last night making little boxes of my own! Thanks for the inspiration!! :) xxx

Julia said...

Great altered project, Might have to play with one of this.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

OH MY GHOUL! I love it, I also think this is the first altered mouse trap I've seen! Brilliant!

applejack cards by sue said...

Best altered mouse trap ever... gorgeously grungy and very, very interesting!

Dog-Ma said...

I have never seen an altered mouse trap! Genius and thank you for sharing.

xfilekc said...

What a great idea for a project. Thank goodness you picked the traps without occupants.

Elephangaroo Ramunda said...

This project blew my mind a little! What a great idea, and it looks fab.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Wonderful! I would never has thought of altering an old rusty mousetrap--you did a great job! (And I love the quote from Chanel.)

Susan Renshaw said...

Love this Lisa! How inventive! Super creation!

Rebecca pettit said...

how awesome is this I would have never thought of this. It looks phenomenal. Skulls steampunk old perfect. Love it love it love it and functional my favorite

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous note holder. Love the ticket and the stamps you used.

Sarah Nancarrow said...

WOW I never thought to alter a mouse trap before!! This is fab :)

Christine Kiehl said...

What a killer find!! This going to be for sale? If not you should seriously think about selling them!