Monday, August 8, 2016

Halloween Coffin Treats Box with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Try to Contain yourself. There are so many possibilities for this theme, you could alter a container, cup, tin, bottle, box etc or make a container from scratch!

Halloween isn't yet around the corner, but with all the Halloween release announcements, my spooky ideas popped-up in my head, I couldn't resist to make a Halloween project. The coffin treat box is a SVG file that I have purchased online and I've cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo. I've adjusted the size, which is convenient with digital cutting files.

When the box was put together, I could start altering it. I first cut out some cobwebs with the Haunted Webs die and then small bats. The Haunted Webs are discontinued, but Fine Spider Webs is a great replacement. After I glued everything I first painted it all black with Black Soot Distress Paint.

After the paint was dry, I've did kind of the dry brush technique with my fingers and Paint Distress Walnut Stain. Although I must admit that the dry brush technique with an actual brush gives a better result, it was fun to experiment and try it.

For the edges on the lid, I used my technique that I've done recently with the Wildflowers, I used black paint and poured Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder over it and heated it with my embossing heat tool.



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Mimi said...

Box... bag... can... casket! I like your thinking! This is so cool! It really has a great aged sheen to it!

Catherine said...

This is so cool, Sandra!! I love how you created your casket with the webs and bats. Halloween projects are my absolute favorite to create. Awesome beyond words!

Cathie ♥

Lorraine A said...

FABULOUS!! and very scary!! ;-) the whole design of this is awesome! I love how you used the spiders web die, I need to get me one of those, and the embossed paint edges are avery clever finish! I loved watching the video to see how you created this! tfs :-)

Lols x x x

Macarena said...

This is fabulously scary! And... there aren't washi tapes! How do you feel with that? :P Great design and mix of black and brown. And finally, your fingers were dirty! I really thought you're ink proof :P Hugs, Marzena

Stephanie said...

How cool! This would be such a neat keepsake favor at a Halloween party :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Kath Stewart said...

wow this is the rusty old tin effect...time to put the kettle on and go watch your fabulous video...hugs kath xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

It takes a long time for me to be in a Halloween mood(not my favourite time of year) but this is fabulous! Just love how you got that rich colour and such great texture! Chrisx

Maura said...

Such a cool textured coffin! You always do such wonderful work and I can tell Halloween is a favorite of yours! Bet you will be filling it up. hugs, maura

Barbara said...

HAlloween is coming and I'm so happy! your coffin is outstanding, I love how you painted it, and the little bats are absolutely wonderful! perfect choice of colors! BArbara

Emma Williams said...

This is such a cool project and I love the textured looks awesome and this would be perfect as part of any Halloween decor! Hugs :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Such an awesome creation, Sandra. Love the great tutorial video. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This turned out so perfect! It is both spooky and elegant and I love the way you created the texture all over the coffin. It looks incredible and gets me in the perfect state of mind for Halloween!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So spookilicious! LOVE the grunginess of the coffin!

Sandy said...

Wonderful - I am definitely saving this on my computer!
Sandy xx