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Creep-a-Day Challenge Day 22

His and Hers Coffins

Creeptastic!
Today was a rough crafting day! I didn't sleep much and I had a 6:30 a.m. blood draw for our yearly wellness thing at work. All day I've been tired, cranky, and a bit sore but hey, the crafts must go on. I mean...I've gone 21 days. I can't say "eff it" with ten days left. Anywho...

I found these little wooden coffins at a craft store and the price was right, so I bought them. I didn't know what they would contain, but I had a vague idea. Deep in my sticker and embellishment horde, I had these cute die cuts I bought almost ten years ago and I figured it would be good to use them.

Supplies:
Two pre-made wooden coffins
Black acrylic paint
Glossy Accents
Halloween embellishments of your choice
Silver Sharpie marker

Tools:
Paint brushes
Palette
Waxed paper or paper towels

The How:

That's a hot mess right there...
Cover your work station with either paper towel or waxed paper. I forgot the waxed paper so used some
paper towels.

I sorted through the embellishments until I found a couple of ghosts and some bones. I wanted to use the skeletons, but they didn't fit in the coffins and I didn't feel like cutting them apart. Not today.







I squeezed out some paint onto my palette and painted the interior of the coffins first. By the time the second coffin was done, I could move onto the outside of the first coffin. I let them dry completely, adding paint to any bare spots, but I only did one coat. That's pretty much all I could muster today, sorry!

A squiggle of glue...
Next, I glued the ghosts into each coffin with Glossy Accents, putting a different side face-up for contrast. With the ghosts in place, I put a thin layer of Glossy Accents over the whole ghost and to the edges of the coffin floor. I let this dry completely.
















They look surprised














A haunting we will go!


It seemed bare, so I added a bone to the inside of the coffin lid but didn't coat it with Glossy Accents.


















I wanted to add something to the coffin exteriors, but had no other supplies or ideas so I took a walk to our bookstore where they carry metallic Sharpies. I tested a small dot of silver on the back of the coffin and liked the result so I added flourishes to the sides of the lid and wrote "RIP" on the top of the lids. The hinges were too shiny for me so I colored a layer of the Sharpie over them and I like how it gave it a more matte look. Not sure how long that will last.

There you have it, his and hers coffins to store small odds and ends.
Maybe I'll hide candy in the coffins...


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