The Art of Darkness

Sinister Snow Globes

July 14th, 2015 by Cobwebs

Snow GlobeArtists Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz have been working with snow scenes a lot lately: Their recent works all seem to involve snow and miniature figures.

In a series that they called Travelers, they created snow globes featuring miniature people being chased by wolves, menaced by giant spiders, or threatened by even more miniature people. (Although, to be honest, my favorite of the series isn’t macabre and simply features a moose helping with the laundry.)

The artists only made a limited number of snow globes and they’ve long since been sold, but they can still serve as inspiration for weird little DIY versions. Empty snow globes are available at craft stores and online, and miniature figures for use in model railroad layouts can be found in all sorts of styles. Create a tiny, snow-covered cemetery with an open grave, or replicate the entrance to the hedge maze from The Shining.

This would be a fun group activity: Set up a supply of empty snow globes, various miniatures, and tools like glue and tweezers. Give a prize for the most creative miniature mayhem.

(via Dangerous Minds)

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5 Responses

  1. GothGardener Says:

    I like the idea of the DIY party :D

  2. Crafting Envy Says:

    I love love love these globes. I posted about them a while back and my husband was supposed to make me a Doctor Who globe but it didn’t pan out :/ We couldn’t get the seal to stop leaking.

    http://www.craftbakeenvy.com/teaser-post/

  3. Pixel Pixie Says:

    We used to make miniature versions of this in Girl Scouts using baby food jars. Seems like it’d be a fun activity for a Halloween party too.

  4. Devries Says:

    the moose made me laugh

  5. Patti Flasch Says:

    I made some out of small jars that I had collected. I had a problem with leaking, but there are plumbing supplies at home improvement stores that you can use to stop it. I used a plumber’s putty. It’s been a while and I don’t remember the brand; it was recommended to me by one of the employees. (They have always given great advice, but I think they feel I am a bit odd!)

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