This challenge is all about using your dies, punches or other cutting tools to create a masterpiece featuring at least one die cut, machine cut or punched image. Make sure your art is in the vintage or shabby chic style and incorporates a cut out.
Are you ready for fall? I am ready for the cooler days ahead, and I'm preparing for some Halloween fun! Here is a selection of coffins I've prepared using lots of die cuts.
Are you shopping for a modestly priced stone coffin? Although the exterior finish is quite rugged and pitted on this stone model, the interior sports the finest black velvet. (Black gesso, Prima Stone Effect paste in concrete, Small Tattered Florals Thinlits die)
Looking for a steampunk coffin? Gus has got you covered! The exterior boasts a beautiful patina on this detailed copper version. Inside is left un-adorned for your choice of lining. (Tim Holtz Gearhead Thinlits die, Prima Brown Rust Paste, Patina Effect Brass and Mint Green pastes, Prima Metallique Light Patina and Steampunk Copper, Distress Grit Paste, Arto copper wax, Idealogy Ball Chain and Game Spinners)
I think this is Gus' favorite!
Finally, I applied DecoArt Patina Green Antiquing Cream to the exterior panels, allowed to dry and wiped with a damp cloth.
The red and black velvet panels (lining coffins) were just a few of the lovely gifts from my good friend Jackie Neal Creating Without Crayons. Thank you, again, Jackie! Good stuff! I bet you were wondering what I'd do with these panels!
Gus is so pleased you stopped by his showroom today. Those in need of an UNDERTAKER will find it to their advantage to give him a call before applying elsewhere. And I want to thank you for hanging in there through this long post. If you like these, please stop back next Thursday when Gus will have a few more coffins in his showroom. Finally, I hope I haven't offended anyone with the content of my post today; it's all in good fun!
I'm sharing with these challenges:
Mixed Media and Art August challenge Inspired by the stone columns, the texture and the overall creepy mood.
Dies R Us - Challenge #79 - Anything Goes Using Dies
Happy Little Stampers- HLS August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Creative Artiste's Challenge 29 "Anything Mixed Media Goes"
Deep Ocean Challenge-Challenge #162: "Fave Color Combo" Very difficult to pick out a favorite color combination, but for Halloween I love rich patina's, neutrals and black and purple.
Paperminutes # 500 !!!! Jubilee Challenge - "Everything goes"
Die Cut Divas- Anything Goes I used 8 different die cuts.
If you have time, please stop by the blog to see all the amazing inspiration using die cuts by my Frilly and Funkie teammates! Then I hope your join our challenge--you could be the random winner of a generous $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique or be chosen as one of the team's four favorites! The challenge is open until August 29th, and Prima paints are discounted at The Funkie Junkie Boutique an additional 15% off Linda's already discounted prices until August 31!
Hugs and Blessings!