Thursday, 15 March 2012

Smeared & Smudged Member Blog Hop


Welcome to the March Member Blog Hop at Smeared & Smudged. The theme this month is "Mixed-Media Mash Up". I decided to alter a coffin. The theme for my coffin is from "Edgar Allen Poe's" - "Premature Burial". I first painted the coffin with brown paint (2 coats). I then made some templates for the inside of the coffin. I took strips of white cotton material and using the background mesh stamp from Smeared Ink's Quoth the Raven, I stamped all over the material, I then used this to cover the templates and then glued them into place inside the coffin. I made a small pillow from the same material. The hand rails and pole holding the bell were made from bamboo skewers cut to size and coloured with a gold promarker. I made the ends of the handrails smaller with a craft knive and then stuck on gold beads. These were glued onto the coffin using a glue gun. The bell was attached with string. I then placed my man into the coffin sitting up and tied the other end of the string to his hand. The coffin lid was glued open using the glue gun. I had a lot of fun making this and hope you like it. The blog hop list is below the photo have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on the participants work.

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I will be entering my coffin into the following challenges:

Take care
Luv Jane xxx


  1. Very unusual and real fun too! Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Sarah.

  2. OMG this is freaking brilliant!!!! ~This so rocks xx

  3. Jan! This is too awesome for WORDS! Love, love, LOVE it! xxD

  4. This is too cool! I love the way you brought everything together, it makes me smile.:)

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  6. Jane,
    I so love your coffin and doll, this project turned out great and unusual in a good way!! I love girl great job!

  7. WoWza Jane - totally COZMIC !!! This is a fantastic piece of work.... awesome :-D

    Lovin' the comment too from instantinsurance ??? WTF !!!

  8. OMGosh yeah - Thank you for joining in at Quoth The Raven too :-D !! xxxxx

  9. Jane... I LOVE your coffin, it turned out perfect! You are awesome! Hugs and Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Great project, you are really creative. TFS!

  11. I LOVE this!!! Jane your premature burial piece is AMAZING!!!! Love all the little details....FAB!
    Thanks for joining us at Quoth the Raven and Smudgy Antics :)

  12. Wow this amazing!! You are one very talented lady! Came over from MIM!
    Nat -x-

  13. very cool coffin, great job

  14. Jane this really is a brilliant idea...and beautifully executed... you already know i love it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN and SMUDGY ANTICS this week.
    love BDx

  15. Jane I love this Idea for the premature burial for QTR - was what I was going to attempt, lol. Great way of altering a "plain coffin". Great, realistic looking coffin furniture with the skewers.
    Thank you for sharing this at Smudgy Antics this week as well Hxx

  16. wow that totally rocks. I have never seen anyone go as far as putting the outside rails on. that's great looking and so neat. Could you imagine being back in the day and having to pull that bell. Or worse not having one to pull. freaky bad.

  17. This freakin' rocks! I love all the little details you've added to your piece! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics and be sure to buy from instant insurance. Stupid spam!

  18. Hi

    Great project!

    Make it Monday is a paper craft linky party.

    Please make sure you use paper somewhere on your project. You don't make any reference to paper products in your post. I am assuming that the coffin is made from compressed paper?

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)