Again, I was inspired by my Halloween crafty idol and bloggy friend, Nicole Wright with her Haunted Dwellings; in fact her inspiration led me to purchase these colors specifically for these Halloween projects. I just couldn't wait 'til Halloween to crank them out! I say crank, because there will be more!
Of course, I had to link up to Pamellia's Holiday Hues challenge at Frilly and Funkie, because Halloween is my favorite holiday-- a tie with Christmas, but for completely different reasons. Halloween is fun-filled and crazy, while Christmas is reverent and full of tradition.
To see how I painted my coffin, please see my Halloween in January? post. For my bottles, I used a variety of techniques, one being new to me. The long tall vial that hangs from the "ceiling" of the coffin is a reject from another project, but I used Tim's Faux Cracked Glass Technique to jazz it up to the next level. I believe I had tried coating the interior with alcohol ink in the past, so there is some blueish tint in there. I smeared some Black Soot paint on the cork and added an eye pin. I hung it with black thread because I wanted the illusion of the bottles floating as if by magic.
I think you can see how I made the middle bottle appear to be floating. I made a little waste packaging shelf for it. The brown bottle sitting on the "floor" is also made with the Faux Cracked Glass technique and this time I used paint in Black Soot rather than stain. And I altered the process a teensy bit, so it looks good and thick and crusty. Isn't this the sweetest bottle...I wonder where Lauren got it? I used the Twisted Citron spray once more to color some cheese cloth and tucked it in the bottle for an appearance of gaseous vapor escaping. (???).
For the final detail, I added some of my new clearance ribbon to the lid and finished it off with some piping from my stash. Doesn't it just make you want to curl up and have a nap???? Oh, that's macabre, I know! Sorry for that!
This is what my ribbon and unaltered dollar store coffin looked like. The white trim is what I used on my Wilted Violet coffin.
I would like to enter my casket into the following inspiring challenges:
Emerald Creek Dares We Are on Our Way New Adventure My new Christmas presents, purchases and techniques are listed in bold within my text.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Something New My new items/techniques are listed in bold within my text.
Creative Artiste Challenge # 10 Mixed Media Anything Goes/ With a Twist to Use Chipboard My coffin box is chipboard.
As You Like It Anything Goes My favorite style is Grunge and to alter things, and here's some grunge on my altered bottles!
Classy Cards n Such Challenge #119 Bright and Cheerful Ok, so a coffin isn't what you would consider "cheerful", but my color sure is! And it IS bright!
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