|Project by crooked||posted 11-13-2014 01:54 AM||1310 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This project started out with a skull I found at the flea market. My daughter’s birthday was coming up and she’s really into skulls so my first thought was to just wrap it up and give it to her, done! Well I got to thinking about it and thought I better do a little more than that, but what would be cool with this?? My first thoughts were leaning toward some kind of crypt with a nice crooked rusty gate, something along the lines you would see in a European graveyard. So I started drawing some rough sketches, but nothing really reached out to me. A few days later I came up with the funeral carriage as a perfect idea! We had been to Barcelona last year and toured the funeral carriage museum at the main graveyard so I thought this would tie everything together. I did a little research on carriage design on line, printed out some pictures and this is what I came up with. The roof is hinged so she can put whatever skulls she wants to in there. There are 2 white led lights in the ceiling of the carriage and lights in the lanterns on either side of the seat. It will make a great night light with a little fog unit underneath it! Making the wheels was the hardest part.
-- al, colorado, crookedbirdhouse.com