Monday, October 17, 2016

"7 Gates to Purgatory" Candle Holder

Hiya Lost Coasters!
Leigh here's my turn to share some Halloween goodness!
 Our Lost Coast Portal to Creativity blog is participating as a Wicked Blogger again in the annual 31 Days of Halloween blog hop this month!  It's not too late to hop on over and join in the fun, there's lots to do and see all month long plus we are giving away TWO PRIZES in our October Challenge - SCARY or WEIRD, the Challenge started earlier than normal on Oct 1st and closes later on Oct 31st!  The Challenge Linky is at the bottom of the Day 1 of 31 DOH post!

love the glow of a flameless tealight candle!
 Today I'd like to tell you a bit more about my Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween project.  It's an altered container I turned into a candle holder and features one of our NEW STAMPS unveiled this month, the wicked cool coffin skellie called RIP!

Our New Stamps are to die for!
 I found the unfinished wooden container in Target's craft aisle and it truly was a match made in Heaven Hell....the geometric sides of the container are actually coffin shaped and it has seven sides so I could not resist doing a Seven Deadly Sins theme.  

Here it is in all it's colourful crackled glory with skull beads for feet
 I started out by staining the wooden container with Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Stain and while it dried I stamped the RIP stamp seven times onto white cardstock in Onyx Black Versafine Ink.  I coloured each coffin by randomly applying Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye and Fired Brick Distress Inks with foam ink applicators.  I then cut them all out, adhered them to the container with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and covered the entire piece with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. 

Seven Deadly Sins:  Envy, Gluttony and Lust
 While the crackle paint dried I created the "Seven Deadly Sins" text in Photoshop CS6 and printed them out on printer paper.  I fussy cut out each word, coloured the background with black Copic marker and the words themselves with a metallic gold gel pen.  Each word was then adhered to the candle holder.

Seven Deadly Sins:  Wrath, Sloth, Greed and Pride
 The finishing touch was to give my candle holder the wicked cool skellie feet.  They're skull beads from a Halloween decoration and I just adhered them to the base with hot glue.  I prefer the glow of a flameless tealight candle but this is what it looks like with a pillar candle too.

the flame of the candle represents the Cleansing Fire of Purification
 Thanks for stopping by to see my project!
Have a spooktacular week and as always...Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B



  1. Such an AWESOME project! I absolutely love the seven deadly sins theme (even though I am guilty of them ALL...LOL). Sweet job!

  2. Such an AWESOME project! I absolutely love the seven deadly sins theme (even though I am guilty of them ALL...LOL). Sweet job!


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