Saturday, October 7, 2017

Creepy Coffin Luminary


I just loving making Halloween crafts, and I was super excited to see this creepy coffin luminary released by Bird's SVGs. It's from the new Creak 'n' Shriek collection

Creak 'n' Shriek Collection from Bird's SVGs
If you've read my blog before, you probably know how I adore things that light up, so naturally this was the first project in the collection that I just had to create. 

Not only does this project go together very easily, Bird's assembly tutorial has several helpful tips along the way, including one suggestion for avoiding wrinkly vellum on such a large piece.  Honestly, I love listening to both Bird's accent and her handy tips and therefore watch all of her videos even if I have a pretty good idea how things go together!

I followed Bird's suggestion and used some antique gold Rub and Buff wax to highlight my pieces and it really has a fantastic effect.  You can see it much better in this picture. I love the worn, vintage look this added to the piece.


On the base of the luminary, I added some dried Spanish moss to make it look like this crypt was a bit overgrown. I used some antique gold brads to the RIP plaque.


Last but not least I decided that a black rose with some gold wax highlights was the perfect finishing touch.


I've really been enjoying looking at my creepy coffin luminary every night.  It's just so cool!


Be sure to check out the full collection from Bird's SVGs - there are several amazing projects for Halloween.  I think the pop-up bat card might be next on my list.

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think. 

8 comments:

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    1. Thanks Helle!!! I love how yours came out too!

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  2. Ohh awesome! I love the distressing.

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    1. Thanks Mike! It was the first time I used the Rub & Buff. It's a cool product although it left me with the Midas touch by the time I was done. :)

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  3. OMG! You did an amazing job with your gold rub and the added dried moss.The black rose added that perfect touch to a very eerie and fun creation. Super job!

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    1. Thanks so much Misty!! You should have seen my gold finger when I was done. I kept hearing the Goldfinger song from the Bond movie playing in my head!!

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  4. I love that moss, it's so cool and it really does give that overgrown look. I have to get some of that for my crafy stash!
    And, you were right, your rose was the perfect finishing touch.
    Thank you so much Lee :)

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    1. Thank you Bird for designing such fabulous projects!

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