Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Remember my COFFIN?

Do you remember the fabulous coffin box I got from the winning box of Halloween goodies from Kim?


I showed it to you in it's naked form, and then just gessoed.


I wanted to show it to you in steps, but Tom was in a hurry for it.

Well, here it is!  I told some people specifically what my son wanted it for, and I was agreeable to that, I will not post it right out here, I think many of you can guess. It is a container for something made of glass, with an interesting shape and very personal, the object has a name, which you will see. Perhaps after the pictures you can guess what it is for. :D

 "Paint it Black"

 I used my Halloween Fence Scenes and Shapes "Shababilities" by SPELLBINDERS, and my Halloween Glitter Card stock by MARTHA STEWART. I used the Fence and the tombstone, and silver and red glitter Card stock.  That is Tom's Cat "Caesar" in the background. (He is a Hemingway)
 I used a razor knife to cut through the opening along the lid, that meant some rearranging of some of the animals parts like a cat tail and a crow or 2. I put one crow on the tombstone.
I also put the name "Bowser" on the tombstone.
I do not pictures of it, but I did cover the whole coffin in one coat of Matte Mod Podge. (Tom was in a rush and wouldn't let me take any more pics)
 I lined the top of the lid with Red fleece, glued in place with Mod Podge. The Bottom I lined first with a Piece of an "Odor Eater" charcoal shoe insole, and then a piece of the fleece without gluing it down. That way the odor eater can be changed from time to time. (Tom wasn't crazy about the idea, but his friends even said, it was a good idea. :D)

I enjoyed making this for him. I wish I had more of these coffin boxes, it was fun to work with and I could see much potential for creations!

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Fantastic transformation, Susan and Hemingway looks proud with himself as if he's the artist ;) You have so much talent.

Beadwright said...

Ohhhhh this looks awesome!!! I love this box.
Nicole/Beadwright

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Very Cool Indeed!!! I love how lined the inside and decorated the outside!!!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Susan I love this! Tom was mean not to let you take more pics LOL!
You have made a FAB job of this :) Hope to see you do more.