I have a post over on A Vintage Journey today - Terminal 4 Inspiration Post.
Every Monday - one of the AVJ Creative Guides is at a train terminal - and we have to use the contents of our Travel Bag for our project. The contents of the bag change each month.
Here's what we had to use for October
#1 - Product - Crackle Paste
#2 Technique - Layering colors through stencils
#3 Color - Greens and Golds
#4 Substrate - some kind of box
I used the contents today to create a coffin for Halloween! And the coffin just happened to have an inhabitant - who was only too happy to come forth and celebrate All Hallow's Eve!!
Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
You'll find more photos and details about my coffin project over at A Vintage Journey - I'd greatly appreciate your stopping by there to check out my post!
Paper: black Coredinations, white cardstock - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen and Hickory Smoke
Accessories: Bat Background and Leaf stencils - Tim Holtz, orange rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Idea-ology - Ornaments Wicket, Adornments, jump rings, Small Talk/Occasions, Black Stabilo Pencil, skeleton - Joann, DecoArt one step crackle, Thinlits Wild Flower dies - Tim Holtz, wooden coffin - Michaels, Liquitex Light Modeling Paste, acrylic paints - Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Paynes Gray.