Thursday, August 31, 2017

More Coffins For Sale

Hello! As promised, I'm back to show you some of the latest coffins I have available in my showroom. If you missed the first offering, you can check them out HERE. Once again, Gus, our Funeral Director, will be showing our newest models.

Each of the coffins is made with Tim Holtz Coffin Box die.

Are you looking for something unique? This purple model is our most requested for the fun at heart! (Wilted Violet Distress paint, rubbing alcohol, Prima Sparks Ravens Eye, Tim Holtz Halloween 4     stamps, spider charm, silver thread)

Another coffin we offer is this hefty solid stone variety made from rough unpolished granite. (Prima Concrete Stone Effects paste, black gesso, Tim Holtz  Halloween Typed Token and Mini Fasteners, Picket Fence  and Black Soot Distress Crayons)

Our re-claimed wood pine box offers a  more economical option. It's our only softwood version with an oak color.  It is roughly hewn and has an unlined interior. Comes with tweezers for easy splinter removal. (Black gesso, Stone Effects, Walnut Stain Distress paint, Ground Espresso Distresss Crayon,Tim Holtz Stars Adornments, Prima Rust Effects paste, chain)

Gus is forever grateful for your visit to the showroom today, and hopes he has been helpful in showing you a coffin that fits your needs. I hope it won't be too long before I have more Halloween goodies to show you! Thank you for your visit today!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash-SOS318 - Your Favorite Season That would be fall and with that, comes Halloween. Old stash includes silver thread, cat food box, chain and old Tim Halloween stamps.
Deep Ocean Challenges-Challenge #162: "Fave Color Combo" Love all colors, but am particularly drawn to dingy neutrals with an occasional drift toward purple!

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Most of the products used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Coffins For Sale: Frilly and Funkie On the Cutting Edge

Hello friends and visitors! It's time for the Funkie girls to reveal their inspiration for our latest challenge at Frilly and Funkie Hosted by the  mega talented Suzz. She has chosen the theme 'On the Cutting Edge'.

This challenge is all about using your dies, punches or other cutting tools to create a masterpiece featuring at least one die cut, machine cut or punched image. Make sure your art is in the vintage or shabby chic style and incorporates a cut out.

Are you ready for fall? I am ready for the cooler days ahead, and I'm preparing for some Halloween fun! Here is a selection of coffins I've prepared using lots of die cuts.

Let's take a tour of the coffin selection room. Our Funeral Director, Gus, will guide you as you make your selection. He'll show you all the fine exterior finishes and then pop open the lids to take a look at the interiors. All coffins were made using Tim Holtz Coffin Box die, and I used other Tim Holtz dies to make the embellishments and to add some texture.

Are you shopping for a modestly priced stone coffin?  Although the exterior finish is quite rugged and pitted on this stone model, the interior sports the finest black velvet. (Black gesso, Prima Stone Effect paste in concrete, Small Tattered Florals Thinlits die)

Our beautiful hardwood coffin is made from the finest oak and sanded to a smooth, silky low sheen finish. It also sports a hand stitched trim on the lid. For just a few more dollars, we'll customize it with a portrait of your loved one. Oops, looks like this one's been used ! (Distress Woodgrain Cardstock, Antique Linen Distress paint, Wilted Violet and Weathered Wood stains and Walnut Stain crayon. Label: Labels Thinlits, Materialize paper stash. Trim: Stitched Rectangles die, Distress Crazing and Walnut Stain crayon. Interior: Distress Wilted Violet stain and Walnut Stain Oxide, Archival ink, Tim Holtz Halloween 4 stamp)

Looking for a steampunk coffin? Gus has got you covered! The exterior boasts a beautiful patina on this detailed copper version. Inside is left un-adorned for your choice of lining. (Tim Holtz Gearhead Thinlits die, Prima Brown Rust Paste, Patina Effect Brass and Mint Green pastes, Prima Metallique Light Patina and Steampunk Copper, Distress Grit Paste,  Arto copper wax, Idealogy Ball Chain and Game Spinners)

I think this is Gus' favorite!

Our black granite coffin is our premium model. It's elegant carving is exposed by the rich patina. Inside is softly lined with rich red velvet for your comfort. (Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 , Tiny Tattered Florals , Holiday Greens Mini Thinlits dies, DecoArt Patina Green Antiquing cream, Wilted Violet paint, Sparks Raven's Eye)

The Inside Scoop:  Since this is such a long post, I am just focusing on one technique. I cut paper with Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 Thinlits die, leaving the negatives pieces in the die. I set aside the actual die cut. I applied collage medium to the lid of the coffin. I placed the coffin lid over the 'filled' die and flipped it over. I carefully poked the bits out onto the glued surface with my pokey tool. I removed the die and applied another coat of collage medium over the lid. When dry, I trimmed the edges.

I made a second cut on the first die cut paper panel to extend the pattern large enough to cover the coffin base. I applied collage medium to the coffin box base, and flipped this over onto the die cut panel. I burnished this,so the die cut adhered. I gave it another coat of collage medium over the die cut, allowed to dry, and trimmed as I did with the lid.

The lid and base panels were given a coat of black gesso, top and bottom. I die cut a sticky backed red velvet panel for the base lining. The protective backing was removed, and I easily applied it to the already cut and decorated base die cut. Both lid and base were assembled and adhered. I use Glossy Accents for this type of detailed gluing. It's clear and sticks quick!

Finally, I applied DecoArt Patina Green Antiquing Cream to the exterior panels, allowed to dry and wiped with a damp cloth.

The red and black velvet panels (lining coffins) were just a few of the lovely gifts from my good friend Jackie Neal Creating Without Crayons. Thank you, again, Jackie! Good stuff! I bet you were wondering what I'd do with these panels!

Gus is so pleased you stopped by his showroom today.  Those in need of an UNDERTAKER will find it to their advantage to give him a call before applying elsewhere. And I want to thank you for hanging in there through this long post. If you like these, please stop back next Thursday when Gus will have a few more coffins in his showroom. Finally, I hope I haven't offended anyone with the content of my post today; it's all in good fun!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Mixed Media and Art August challenge Inspired by the stone columns, the texture and the overall creepy mood.

Dies R Us - Challenge #79 - Anything Goes Using Dies
Happy Little Stampers- HLS August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Creative Artiste's Challenge 29 "Anything Mixed Media Goes"
Deep Ocean Challenge-Challenge #162: "Fave Color Combo" Very difficult to pick out a favorite color combination, but for Halloween I love rich patina's, neutrals and black and purple.
Paperminutes # 500 !!!! Jubilee Challenge - "Everything goes"
Die Cut Divas- Anything Goes I used 8 different die cuts.

 If you have time, please stop by the blog to see all the amazing inspiration using die cuts by my Frilly and Funkie teammates! Then I hope your join our challenge--you could be the random winner of a generous $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique or be chosen as one of the team's four favorites! The challenge is open until August 29th, and Prima paints are discounted at The Funkie Junkie Boutique an additional 15% off Linda's already discounted prices until August 31!

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Here are the links to the products I used which can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: