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Mixed Media Coffin
Hello crafty friends! Happy Friday! Lauren here, and I am super excited about this Halloween decoration I made to share with you today. Brutus Monroe sells these really cool coffin boxes in a 3-pack, and I knew immediately I wanted to use them for Halloween decor! You could even fill it with candy and give it as a gift.
I started by coating the outside of the box with Gesso so that the base would be a bright white. I took a piece of blending foam and I sponged the Gesso all over to give it a crackled texture. When it was dry, I coated the whole box, inside and out, with the new Cabbage surface spray. When spraying, I use an empty shipping box to catch all the spray. I also sometimes line it with a piece of cardstock, because the resulting leftover splatter looks cool sometimes! I used it later on in this project. I dried it with my heat tool and then sprayed near the edge of the box with the Locomotive spray to splatter some along the sides.
I sprayed a white paper flower with the Locomotive spray as well and dried it with the heat tool. I cut two of the spider webs from the chipboard border strip and squished my embossing ink down on the top, and heat embossed with two layers of Raven Sparkle EP. I cut a skull from the chipboard Skulls strip and heat embossed it with Alabaster EP.
Using the gray cardstock that I had used to catch the spray, I stamped and embossed the headstone and the zombie hand from the new "Trick or Treat" stamp set, and fussy cut them out. I heat embossed the sentiment onto Raven cardstock with Alabaster EP and snipped the words apart. I used a combination of Locomotive surface ink and Raven embossing powder around the edges of the coffin box to distress it a little more, and then used Raven glitter glaze with a stencil in a couple of the areas. When that was dry, I used glue and foam tape to begin arranging the pieces around the top of the coffin. I cut a slit in the box top and glued the zombie hand into it, to make it look like the hand was reaching up through the box.
Have you checked out Brutus Monroe's Halloween crafty supplies and decor? If you do a Halloween search on the website you'll seen a TON of amazing supplies! Be sure to use the hashtags #BrutusMonroe and #CreateYourOwnEnding when you post your BM creations to social media, so we can see what you make! We love seeing your projects pop up!
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