The Graveyard Shift

October 11, 2010, 11:00 am  Posted by Craft Your Life Team

Halloween is soon approaching so, In the spirit of the season, I thought I would try a project from Craft-In, making a macabre take on Maura Okuley’s Mossy Terrarium. A few easy-to-find materials are all you need to make your own creepy Terr-Scarium. Follow along after the jump, if you dare…and don’t forget to enter to win a FREE copy of the Craft-In box set here.

I began by making mini skulls and bones out of white polymer clay.

After baking the clay at 275 for 20 minutes, I let them cool and painted them with a black acrylic wash.

Next, I found a small jar with a lid, patches of moss, potting soil, and a few tools to help put things in place

For a little atmosphere, I fixed an image of a moon in the jar’s lid.
(Probably not a good idea since it will be getting damp in there)

Now the fun part. I placed the dirt into the jar and carefully arranged the bones to be seen next to the glass.

Arrange the moss on top of the dirt and gently press into place.

Next, I placed the tombstones and remaining skulls.

Finally, use a spray bottle to mist inside the jar with water. That’s it! your very own desktop graveyard!


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