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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Creepy Coffin!!

I LOVE Halloween!! 

This fortnight we are aptly focusing on it at TioT and our challenge is obviously entitled 'Halloween'!!!

It's funny as it was never something I ever did as a child and 'Trick or Treat' was not something my parents allowed us to do. 

But at some point, I caught the Halloween bug and since then I have made it a big thing in our family.  I don't really go in the Trick or Treating either but I get the whole team involved in making decorations, carving pumpkins as a competition, baking and playing games and quizzes.  We have a great half term week every year and despite all my children being mid-teens, I have managed to find new things to keep everyone having fun!!

So this year, I have made this coffin and I am going to get all of them to make their own version of it.

I started by printing out a coffin template which I cut from black card and assembled.                                                                 
I then made the rivet strip for the lid and added some crumpled tissue to give is some textures.  

I added various embellishments including plastic creatures, a balsa wood cross, bits of die cut weathered clock face, cogs and bit & bobs from old pocket watches.  Once I had the arrangement done, I painted everything with black gesso and then used a combination of Viva Ferro 901 and 912.

I used matt medium with Shimmerz Silve Fox Enamel to make some small molten metal areas and then finished it with Platinum Liquid Pearls for rivets.

I tied together some pretty pink rose buds and then "halloweened" then with Lumiere Halo Pink Gold paint for a macabre faded bouquet and dribbled orange acylic ink as a finishing touch!
It was so much fun making this coffin and I hope it inspires you to think 'outside the box' and join in the challenge!!

Wishing you a Spooky Week ...



  1. Love this - menacing, creepy and oh so sinister.

  2. Wow, Spooktacular project. Loving all the details, super photos as well.

  3. Hello you, this is a fabulous spooky make for Halloween and I bet the children will love making one as long as its not any larger lol. Hope all is well.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. Hi Alexa, Fabulous coffin, love all the details and crawly things you've added and such a great finish with the painting technique. Hope you all have fun making them.
    Avril xx

  5. OMG, Alexa, your coffin really made me shudder! So fab!

    Claudia x

  6. A fabulous coffin! love all the details you put in it. Hope you post the family versions. Would love to see them. Have a great day. Angela

  7. A really super coffin, sorry I am late posting a comment but real problems with blogger. Hugs Bee


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