As Halloween approaches I decided to decorate a cute little coffin I picked up. I decided to go Steampunk. I had lots of fun making it. Especially as it has a light activated scary laugh which kept going off each time the lid was opened.
It started off as a simple wooden coffin.
First step was to paint it with Heavy Black Gesso.
I used some texture paste through a variety of stencils.
Once dry I used gel medium to stick a all sorts of metals down. I left this overnight to dry well.
It was then time for a very thorough coat of black gesso. At this point I also painted the inside.
Using Leather & Dusty Charcoal Texture Pastes, I put a small amount out onto my craft mat. Using my finger I dabbed the paste over some areas of the metals.
I activated my Shimmer Cubes with water. If you don't have the cubes you can also use your Shimmer Sprays using a paint brush.
The colours I used were Steel, Dusty Charcoal, Leather, Bling, Sienna & Deep Water.
I first painted the around the charms using Steel (onto the actual coffin).
Then using the other colours I painted onto the metals until I was happy. After picking up the colour from each of the cubes I used my craft mat to dab of any excess giving me more control on colouring & highlighting.
I used all the excess on my craft mat to give the inside a little colour.
For the inside I cut out the coffin shape in some packing cardboard. I then painted it with Heavy White Gesso as the material I used to cover it was sheer.
I took photos of all sides.
Happy Halloween everyone.