I decorated this Vignette Coffin tray from Tim Holtz for a Halloween challenge over on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA). It also fits the criteria for the Halloween Mission on Mission Inspiration, so I will share it there too.
Draw round a Tim Holtz Vignette Coffin tray onto a piece of 12” x 12” Northern Lights designer paper. Cut out the shape and trim a little from each side to fit the inside of the tray.
Paint the inside and outside sides of the coffin in metallic black acrylic paint.
Add the backing paper to the inside of the coffin.
Draw headstone shapes onto black card. Fussy cut them.
Stamp lettering onto the headstones in Versamark ink using the Tall Letterbox Infill alphabet stamps and a discontinued alphabet from Clarity. Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Add the cross to the bottom of the coffin. Add the smaller headstone in the bottom left corner of the coffin with foam pads.
Stamp two of the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Pumpkinhead stamps onto Clarity stencil card in Black Soot Archival ink.
Colour them with orange Ecoline pens picked up with a watercolour brush pen and fussy cut them.
Stamp, colour and fussy cut a third pumpkin in the same way.
Add all three pumpkins to the outside of the coffin at the bottom.
Add narrow Washi tape to the front edges of the coffin.
Lay the outer section of the medium moon mask from Clarity onto the backing paper and pounce white acrylic paint through it to create a moon. Remove the mask.
Stamp the individual owl from the Wise Owl set onto Clarity stencil card in Watering Can archival ink.
Colour it, using Faber-Castell Polychromos in shades of Warm Grey, Green (#166/#171 and #112) and purple to match the background (#134), add a touch of orange (#113), then fussy cut.
Stamp a small bat onto the background in Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat emboss with clear powder.
Add the owl to the top of the tall headstone with foam pads.
Add highlights to the headstones and pumpkins using a white gel pen.
To finish, add one of the Tim Holtz Halloween Quote Chips.