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!