Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mixed Media Skeleton and Coffin

Helloooooo blogging friends! Halloween is oh so close now!
I haven't been able to create nearly as much projects for this Holiday as I wanted
but i did manage to squeeze this one in :)
Yesterday on the Prima blog we were given an "open day" , no theme
nothing required. Just letting us have fun! So I altered this plastic inexpensive
skeleton and wooden coffin , both from Michael's. 
I kept it simple embellishment wise, and went for heavy mediums!
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make me happier :)
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 The first thing I did to each piece was to gesso it! The skeleton really needed something to give it some "tooth"since it was plastic. After that it was ready for mediums!

 I gave the coffin a generous coat of paint with the SParks Raven Black! it is so shimmery
and gorgeous! I added some drips and splatters of color blooms and a tid bit of alcohol ink on the edges just to grunge it up! I used the IOD Metals for wood plaques at the top and attached some 
Memory Hardware chain to drip down with jump rings. I stamped with an older
Treasured Memories stamp that i LOVE in thebackground and on the skeleton
but it just barely shows here and there :)
 I had so many ideas for using a ton of embellishments on my skelly! But As i started going, adding the art stones and the IOD clay pieces I decided to let the mediums and those pretty colors talk for it!
The crown was so easy to make, using the "moulding 1 " IOD mould i just pulled the clay out
while still wet and wrapped it around a bottle then secured it with a needle until it could dry. 
Then i glued some dresden scrap I had inside :) It may be hard to see the junkyard finding "pipes" parts on the skeletons legs and arms with so many mediums covering it, but hey thats the joy of mixed media , just adding more and more! 
I cut apart one of the moulds just to use the wings which were the perfect size I thought. 
and the skeleton needed some cool "glasses", these older Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings 
goggles were perfect! I love to raid my stash and just see what works well! 
Everything was adhered with 3d matte gel, except the art stones! 
I mix those with soft gloss gel so I can apply them easily :) After everything was done
I watered down my gesso and splattered like crazy! It's something i always love to do!
I hope you like my project :)

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