Saturday, October 31, 2015

Creative Paperclay® & Gina's Designs Lasercuts Halloween Blog Hop

Happy Halloween my lovelies!  Bwaaahaaaahaaa!  Welcome to today's Halloween inspired blog hop with Gina's Designs Lasercuts and Creative Paperclay®.  Both design teams will be sharing fabulous projects made from Creative Paperclay® and Gina's Designs Lasercuts chipboard.  

We are excited to show off our Halloween projects, and even more excited about the fact that YOU can win a prize.  

1 pound package of Creative Paperclay®
1 sample package of Sandits
$25 shopping spree to Gina's Designs Lasercuts

How to enter - each of these will get you one entry
1) Enjoy the hop
2) Stop by each blog on the hop and leave a comment
3) Pin each project on your Pinterest site
4) Share this post on your Facebook page
5) Like Creative Paperclay Facebook page
6) Like Gina Designs Facebook Page

I think you are going to enjoy the fabulously spooky, and perhaps even freaky, projects by everyone, so sit back, grab a cup of Gruel, (okay, maybe not) and enjoy the hop.  A complete list of the blogs can be found at the bottom of this post.

So here it is, my coffin roadster.  And what do we have inside?  We have Manny Bones with a  goblet full of Piña Ghoulada to toast his friend, Justin Pieces, who seems to be sharing his coffin.

I love this coffin box from Gina's Designs, and I knew just how I wanted to use it with my Creative Paperclay® pieces.

Use skull die to cut into the top of the box, as shown.  Remove die cut.

Paint both sides of the coffin box with black gesso and both sides of the skull with white gesso.  Age the skull by lightly rubbing burnt umber antiquing cream over it.  

Glue box together with a white tacky glue.  

Paint Border Lace with Peeled Paint distress paint and adhere around base of coffin box.

Paint wheels with a medium gray paint.  

Use a brad to attach your wheels to the wheel hub and glue skull & crossbones charms to each brad.

Turn bottom of coffin box over and adhere wheels and hubs, as shown.

You can use all sorts of molds with your Creative Paperclay® and Delight modeling compounds.  In the picture below, I have a Wilton cake decorating mold (dark blue), clay molds from Martha Stewart (aqua), and a clear plastic candy mold.  Make as many or as few clay pieces as needed for your project and let them dry, usually overnight.

I used both the Paperclay® and the Delight modeling compound for my pieces.  Both products are so easy to use and give amazing results, as you can see below.  I laid the pieces out to help determine how I might want to place them, and I filled the coffin bottom with Spanish moss.

I painted the pieces with grey acrylic paint, aging the bones by dry brushing with an off white paint.  Silver metallic was brushed over the filigree bits, and the spider, of course, was painted black with a red mark on her back.

I adhered mica fragments randomly to the coffin lid before adhering my Paperclay® and Delight molded pieces.  The hand was gently bent to look like something was trying to reach out from beneath the lid.  Oooooh, spooky!

Before adding my skeletons and other bits to the coffin, I added small metal handles, two on each side, of the coffin.  Then the fun began, adding Manny Bones and his friend, Justin Pieces.  Spider webbing was stretched across the lid and bottom for even more creepiness.

And here are a few photos of the finished coffin on wheels.

On the coffin lid, you can see a better shot of the spider, the creeping hand reaching up the side of the lid, and the pretty filigree pieces.

Looking down into the coffin, you can see all of the skeleton pieces molded from the Paperclay®.

In this picture, you can see the bats from the Spooky Shape Set, painted purple with orange stickles for eyes, and adhered to a spooky tree branch.

And here is a shot of the side of the coffin with those cute handles and fabulous wheels.

And here is a picture of my completed cemetery with the addition of Gina's Designs Tombstone Stand Ups.  You can see how these were decorated in my previous post.

Supplies Used:

Coffin Box
Wheels 1.5 Inch Fancy
Border Sticks Lace
Spooky Shape Set

Creative Paperclay®
Delight™ Modeling Compound

Silicon and plastic molds
DecoArt Media Carbon Black
DecoArt Media Dark Grey Value 3
DecoArt Media Translucent White
DecoArt Media Metallic Silver
DecoArt Media Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Cadmium Red Hue
DecoArt Media Black Gesso
DecoArt Media White Gesso
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Skull mini die
Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves
Mini metal handles (Hobby Lobby)
Stampendous Tarnished Mica Fragments
Halloween embellishments (my stash)

I hope you are enjoying the hop today, and thanks so much for stopping by.  Good luck, and have a very safe and Happy Halloween!!!



  1. OMG!!!! Barb this is fantastic!!! I love the broken up skeleton!! Your coffin is so spooky!!! LOVE IT!!!

  2. Love the way you added the wheels!!

  3. Wow, so spooky and creepy. Really love the bones and how the fingers bend.

  4. Barbara... WOW!! The details are just fantastic on the whole piece, and the painting on the bones knock it out of the park! :)

  5. awesome! where did you get those molds? I love Halloween, and you sure did it justice!..but your pin-it button is not working. :(

    1. Thanks, Susan. The molds were from Martha Stewart and Wilton, the cake decorating section. I cannot explain why the pin button did not work for you. I just tried it and it seems to be working now. Thanks for trying! :)

  6. This is totally cool and my favorite Barbara!
    Not only is the roadster and design awesome-but those names are highlarious!!! heehee Fab job!!
    Jackie xx

  7. Loving the BONES! The coffin looks fabulous too!