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.