In the June/July 2009 issue of Quilting Arts. Jill Kennedy described her process for creating an embellished and embroidered patchwork paper collage from construction paper, crayons, inks, iron on interfacing and Wonder-Under. I used that process to create a purse and also a casket. I was given a stack of chinese newspaper and thought that it would make a great base for this paper, so I gave it a try and it worked great! I also modified the process a bit and applied inks, dyes and stains from the back of the paper. The crayons and Paint sticks still acted as a resist, but it gave them a more distressed look. This casket is the result of that experiment. the clasp is a faux dichroic glass cabachon made from clay, embossing powders, and ultra thick embossing enamel. It is mounted on felt then a rounds of ruffled ribbon were added. The casket is embellished with FME, hand sewing, hand painted lace, ribbons, beads, sequins, velvet leaves and flowers. It is lined with hand dyed fabric and stiffened with plastic canvas.