The Coffin Carnival

Monday, October 2, 2017

I’m so very thrilled to be sharing the first of the projects I have been making for Tim’s 2017 Halloween Inspiration. The Coffin Carnival is made with lots & lots of Tim’s new Halloween Idea-ology; there are so many wickedly wonderful treats and tricks to choose from this year. To see how this was put together, start scrolling.

The Coffin Carnival

Time: >4 hours
Yield: 1 Coffin Vignette Tray (on wheels)
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol Espresso, Mushroom, Pitch Black; Archival Black Soot, Tree Branch; Distress Walnut Stain; Distress Oxide Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade
  • Other – Collage Medium Matte; Distress Crayon Picket Fence; Pencil Crayon (Grey); Snow Cap Mixative
  • Paint – Dina Wakley Media Black, White; Distress (for stamping) Black Soot, Ground Espresso, Picket Fence
  • Spray Stain – Distress Old Paper
  • Stain – Distress
Dry Ingredients:
  • Coffin Vignette Tray
  • Cardstock – Chipboard, Halloween Kraft Stock, Halloween Paper Stash, Kraft Stock (Black)
  • Hardware – Adornments Crossbones, Apothecary Vials, Boneyard, Halloween Word Bands, Halloween Word Keys, Hex Fasteners, Mini Pulley Wheels, Skulls
  • Other – Box (from Mini Configurations Book), Halloween Clipping Stickers, Halloween Design Tape, Halloween Fringe, Halloween Remnant Rubs, Tag Press Rings, Wooden Spools (small)
  • Ribbon – Halloween Trimmings

  • Other – Brayer, Design Ruler, Rotary Cutting Tool (& Safety Glasses), Tag Press
  • Punches – 3/4” & 1 1/4” Circle Punches
  • Stamps – Foam Stamps Gothic






































affixed for crafting purposes
not 'fixing' the carnival game










  1. Wow, amazing creation!!! I really like this beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing.

  2. OMG I'm living this coffin! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

  3. Vicki this is spookily awesome! Love love love!

  4. You put the D in DELIGHTFUL Vicki! I absolutely love this. LOVE how you created the carnival strips on the back of the coffin and all the incredible details. LOVE! <3

  5. Simply genius!!!!! Where on earth did you come up with the idea of a carnival coffin! It's inspired and so different! Thank you for sharing your inventiveness in such detail here xxx

  6. seriously, now that is a tutorial! Wow, wow, wow, thanks for taking the time to put that together! Spooky Goodness!

  7. From the layering of the papers and inking of the logo, to the finish on the bones, no detail was overlooked! This is definitely an inspiring piece, so creative and just so amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Wow Vicki! Your attention to detail is just incredible! I loved the Oxide stripes and lettering on the back as well as piling all the bones about. What an incredibly creative idea!

  9. This is so awesome! Love the back of your coffin, the white paint on the bottles and bones, those skull tags, love it all!

  10. I love what you do. My first thought of the "slot machine spins" was a nice little tribute to Vegas. Good on ya! My next thought was how much you love the carnival themes and all it's weirdness. I get it. I am part of your circus. :)

  11. The bone frame - just a wonderful detail amongst many wonderful details.

  12. I like the coffin on wheels, and the small niche with skulls (nice aging job).


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