HDH107 Voodoo Witch Coffin

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Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge this week was “Appalling Apothecary”.  Now I can’t take credit for this awesome idea, as it came from an awesome and talented lady and fellow Third Coast Rubber Stamps Design Team member Roni @ Ink Stain Blog.  Her Witchy Ways Mini Coffin of Frights totally blew me away when I saw it and I couldn’t wait to make my own. 

The first order of business was finding the coffin.  I ordered this one online, but they also see them at Michaels.  In order to be able to paint it freely, without making to big of a mess, I took the hinges off with a small screw driver.  You should be careful here, as I have learned, getting those hinges to screw back into place correctly is not as easy as you might think it should be : /

I painted the wooden coffin with a base coat of black acrylic paint, and after it dried added some crackle medium and red acrylic top coat for the crackle effect.  I then added my shelving by cutting out pieces of cardboard I laying around and painting them black.  I applied the shelving with glue.

Then came hardest (and most fun) part of this project.  Trying to come up with all the little goodies that would go inside my Voodoo Witchy’s “cabinet”  The owl, skull and spider web were all “Dress it Up” embellishments that I glued inside the cabinet.  The spider and frog (down at the bottom on the ‘box’) were silver charms I painted and then glued down.  The ouija board a picture i printed from the internet that I glued onto a piece of grunge board.  The crystal ball was a charm, however they can be easily made with just a clear bead and bead cap for the base.  To make the books, I used sheets of foam that I cut, painted and glued together.  The candle was made with a bead cap for the base and the tube from a q-tip cut to size and then dipped in candle wax.  As the was was drying, I placed the piece of wire in the top to create the wick.  You can also make candles using oven bake clay.  The box my frog is sitting on was created using clay.  I sculpted the box and then placed a bead in the middle for the “clasp.”  The poison bottle is simply a round, flat wooden bead that I painted and added the skull and cross bones to.  Behind the book of herbs that you may not be able to see well are rolled “scrolls” I simple created with paper then burned the ends a bit.

My witch is a rubber stamp from Third Coast and can be found here.  I colored her and then cut her out and popped her up on background paper from Creative Imaginations.  I also added some glitter bat form stickers to the background.  The crosses at her feet were Jolee 3-D stickers that I knew would make perfect gravestones.

I glued a gothic cross pendant to the top of the coffin.  I bought this cross at Walmart, although they have since discontinued them, you can find them online here.

I hope you like my voodoo coffin witch!  I had a ton of fun making her!