October 27, 2017

The Bone Collector-Coffin With Mini Album

Hi everyone.... I have some fun and eerie inspiration for my design team project for Art Anthology. It is  "Bone Collector" altered coffin holding a mini album to put all those fun Halloween pics in.
I started off with a paper mache coffin that I purchased at the dollar store. I traced the coffin onto chipboard and cut out for the pages of the mini album. 
The outside of the coffin was altered with wood pieces that were applied with texture paste and then painted with multiple colors to provide that aged look. Everything was propped up on a wood base and the wooden base was textured using sand, rocks and floral moss. 
The tree was made using grapevine wire from the craft store and painted then Ideaology spiders were hung from the tree.  All those pesky hot glue strands are perfect for this project because they provide a spider web effect. 
Ideaology bones, skelletons, apothecary vials word band and lantern are added to enhance project. 
The inside of the coffin was decoupaged with a Halloween napkin. This is one side of the mini album. 
This is the other side of the album. It will hold at least 30 photos. 
I hope you enjoyed this Halloween post... Hope this didn't scare you with all the steps and photos, it's quite easy and allows your creativity to go wild. For your pleasure I have a Snapguide tutorial below. Park your brooms at the door, sit down for a spell my pretties and enjoy. 
This project is entered into the following challenges
Frilly and Funky- Trick or Treat (Mini Album hidden in Coffin)
Emerald Creek  - Freaky and Fun
Rhedds Creative Spirit - October Challenge 
Altered Ecclectics- October Challenge 
Creative Artiste-Mixed Media 


Sandra Wright said...

How fabulous is this..I love everything about it Toni..great addition of the album...
Thank you so much for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

Judy McKay said...

Love the Halloween theme. Great details. Thank you for joining us at Creative artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Judy McKay said...

Stunning work. Great little details. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Suzanne C said...

Spooky and eerie! Love the mini album in the coffin. So beautifully designed and elegant in it's creepiness. Thanks for playing along in our Trick or Treat Challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is one spookalicious project, Toni! I love the little frightfully fabulous details like the spider webbing and the amazing mini album tucked into the coffin! Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie Trick or Treat Challenge!

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Toni, this is amazing! I love your wood coffin! Huge congratulations on your well deserved Top Pick at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

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