As a child, I loved to play monopoly. It was the game that lasted forever....and ever! Today was my "Third Thursday" play group. There were 10 today....we call ourselves the "Basement Babes" and everyone comes to my house to play. Some of the most incredible artists in the industry (in my opinion) and they all gather in my basement studio to play. Today...we altered cigar boxes. I decided to make mine a Monopoly purse. It really is all about playing the game of art!
Well, I got a glare, turned the flash off, and this one came out too blue...I just can't win with my camera! The papers are all EK Success game papers inked with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink.
But you get the idea! I borrowed a handle from a Judy Stonhouse purse...and then altered it by drilling holes through dice, adding monopoly card tops to wood blocks and adding a couple of alphabet beads. Love how this handle came out!
And do I ever do anything without collage? Sometimes I wonder...but just a little corner of game pieces, brads, odds and ends:
This is actually a key chain. I cut the chain part off and inked it with alcohol inks and then used E6000 to adhere it to the front of the box:
It flips open, a drawer slides out and you can actually play this miniature game!!!
Stuck a piece from a wood yardstick on one end:
And this is the back:
I hope to do a whole series of game boxes....and then find the game in the size that will fit inside the box. Don't you think this would be a cute way to store and display games? I can just see a whole row of these on the shelf. Now, who wants to come over and play monopoly with me!!!
I just love the Basement Babes....they keep my creative juices flowing and it's fast becoming my favorite day of each month! You know, we had play groups in Kindergarten.....I think it's great to have play groups as adults! The bonus part is that it forces me to clean my studio at least once a month!!!
Monopoly. Just another way to play the game of art!