Monday, November 26, 2012


For the October meeting of the ASE, I brought little wooden coffins from the craft store to decorate. I did a plain one as the demo, but I also wanted to do one that was more 'jazzed' up. This is what I came up with... As usual, click to enlarge any image. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The papers are from Graphic 45's "Olde Curiosity Shoppe". First I sanded and painted the coffin with Metallic paint in Rich Expresso (DecorArt) It has a wonderful bronzy glimmer to it. Thanks to B for letting me use some of yours! Then I started applying the papers with ModPodge.

The left front side ~ the metal tag is from my favorite antique store in town. You can't really see it, but I used Glossy Accents to make the 'glasses'

Right front side ~ more fussy cutting from the papers. Again, each image is covered with GA; the eyes of the bug are colored with Stickles.

Left end, showing the wind-up key (Tim Holtz) and the coffin handle.

The back side, ~ the crystal knob on top is TH, the chipboard gear is from stash. I embossed it with a Verdegris embossing powder. You can also see the bit of black bling on the back of the skull.

The Guardian! He started out as a cheap little plastic skull; his eyes were filled with red Stickles, then GA. His hat is made from an old gear and some watch parts; the tassel is from TH.

The face plate is part of an old watch; think "The Borg" from StarTrek:The Next Generation!! The chipboard gear he rests on was painted with acrylic paint and high-lighted with Twinkling H2Os.

Inside the top ~ Lots of fussy-cutting around the top of the apothecary chest; GA used on some of the bottles. TH light bulb; various bits from stash & friends.

Inside the bottom ~ number plate from TH, as are the spinner parts (and yes, it actually spins). The butterfly is threaded into the top of a short metal coil; highlighted with Twinkling H2Os.

Just another view of the inside...

Thanks for looking ~ hope you enjoy!


mollie said...

That's awesome, bobbie! I could look at it for hours, there's so much to see! Love it lots. Love you lots.

Bonnie said...

Bobbie, this is amazing! Little did I know when you bought those coffins that you would transform this into a true work of art.
You rock!

Lynn Stevens said...

Just Awesome Bobbie. The Borg ..teeheehee. Love the inside as much as the outside!
hugs Lynn

Carolyn said...

Boggie, your coffin is awesome with many, many details and trinkets attached. You outdid yourself on this one.

Carolyn said...

sorry bobbie, my fingers didn't do their job on the keypad.

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PinkSpazz said...

awesome Bobbie! as always... ;D

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