Monday, October 19, 2015

The Undertakers Coffin

Another spooky Halloween project from me today - may be the last of the season as I feel the pull of Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!   I made these using cardboard coffins that I purchased last year at an after season sale at Michaels.  I made them to sell at our church fair that was this past weekend.  I didn't go overboard in decorating as we sell things pretty inexpensively at the fair and wanted to make these up quickly.
It's pretty much all Tim Holtz for decoration ( The Undertaker, bat die, spider die)  accept for the Happy Halloween from Midnight Feast by Waltzingmouse.  I added red rhinestones in the eye sockets for a little bit of SPOOK!  There's a die cut bat fluttering on the top hat.
The stamp is an old advertisement for an undertaker in Marblehead, MA a lovely coastal town -  which is just a few towns over from where I live - thought that was pretty cool!  I put some Orange Stickles on the body of the die cut spider - it looks sparkly green for some reason I guess because of the black cardstock.
Here's a photo of how the caskets looked before I painted them with Graphite Texture Paint. It feels sandy and has a great sparkle to it!  I marked off where the cover fit over the bottom and didn't paint  there as the top wouldn't have fit over the bottom.   I painted the inside, the back of the box and the rim with black acrylic paint
Here you can see the painted edge and insides - as well as the little bag of candy I put inside.
I made 4 of them -  and they all sold -  of course we sell things cheap at the fair - $5.00 was the price.   The plain caskets were marked $3.99 from Michaels - but I'm pretty sure I had purchased them for $2 if not less last year.
I'm linking my caskets to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge -  I used Bat, Black and Skull

Stamps:  The Undertaker - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous,  Midnight Feast - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White - PTI, Black - Coredinations
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso
Accessories:  Graphite Texture Paste - Art Extravagance, Black Acrylic Paint - Martha Stewart, foam dots, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Bat Die, Spider Die - Alterations, Orange Stickles, Red Rhinestones - Kaiser.


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love these Julia, love the gritty rough texture making them so tactile and I love how you used the imagery . Perfect for Halloween decoration. Tracy x

Redanne said...

You had me at the red eyeballs Julia - I LOVE these coffins - the Undertaker is just perfect! xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Just had to stop by for a closer look at these super treat boxes Julia. I love your green body on the !
Julie x

Kim Heggins said...

You are amazing...just love your fabulous coffins!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What spooktacular creations! Love all the texture!

Annette Allen said...

so totally fun..

Charlene said...

These are spectacular !!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Those are fa-boo-lous Julia, and a steal at $5.00! Love the addition of the red gems to the eye sockets, delightfully creepy! Deb xo

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very spooky! I love them!

Lee-Anne said...

These are fabulous...what a deal for the buyers, Julia! Love the texture from the paste!

butterfly said...

These are terrific! Love the texture on the coffins and those eerie red eyes!!
Alison xx

Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh these are so a spooky kind of way, of course. ;) Love that Graphite Texture paste so much. And those creepy red eyes are just the right finishing touch! Thank you so much for linking up with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. xo

Donna B. said...

Super cool treat containers. Very spooky!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

these are so much fun! not surprised that you sold them all! the detail with the red eye sockets is great :) Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!



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