I'm an avid mixed media junkie & love art & junk journaling! Anything out of the ordinary or weird & I'm there!
Make it slate
When you think of slate, you probably think an old-fashioned, Little House on the Prairie school slate in a wood frame to write on. How did they do their homework on those things without them getting all erased? And you definitely couldn't use the old 'The dog ate my homework' excuse 😮
I'm talking about a hunk o' rock as a base for a gothic, dark creation.
Cover it with paper bits, distress it, emboss it, stamp it, crackle paste it up - it takes it all.
High-quality slate is used for tombstones and commemorative tablets as well. I could see this little family on a family plot in the 1800s. Famine, consumption, plague - let your dark imagination run wild...