I had already, in readiness for Halloween crafting, bought a little skeleton, some gorgeous Halloween stamps, a small selection of charms and some glass pumpkin beads. Even if they weren't suitable for the chunky theme I knew I would make use of them in something else.
I struggled to get started, until I picked up a brick wall stencil at a show, and realised I could use it with texture paste; so I duly got messy with paste, which I coloured ith some acrylic paint. I was really pleased with the stone wall and arch that I created on one side of the chunky:
On the back I added stamped images of cobwebs and cobwebbed poison bottles, alongside a resin bottle which I decorated with a spider charm
The front itself I kept fairly simple because I didn't want to cover up too much of the stone work. I made shackles out of jump rings and necklace chain, and attached them to the side of the archway and the little skeleton. I left Bones free standing, because I thought it would be fun if he could be moved around in front of the doorway. I added a keep out sign because I felt that Bones was a skeletal guard to a forbidden magical chamber, which could only be accessed through the haunted archway. Of course all you really need to do is turn the chunky round and you are there!)
I padded out the box that Bones was sent in with Halloween chocolate and sweeties, and while I was buying them I saw a box of After Eight mints which gave me another idea, so I quickl made some extra packaging for the outside to turn them into After Midnight mints, because as we all know the haunting and spookiness doesn't really start until after midnight - the witching hour!