Sunday, 30 October 2016

DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program: Things to Alter Coffin Boxes

Hi all

I am continuing the Halloween theme with these delightfully haunting coffins. Here is the finished project and below i will go through how i got the wreathed wood effect.

These are the coffin boxes from Things to Alter which you can find here. They are great for putting little gifts inside or maybe a skeleton.

I used the large rosette die by Tim Holtz and added a little mdf spider on top.

I used a skull bead and added flowers

This one was stained with red DecoArt Media Mister and spritzed with water which i let drip down the lid. Looks like blood doesn't it.

To create this weathered wood look, I first coated the coffins in Black Gesso and then once dried i added Weathered Wood Crackle Medium. 

Next add a thick layer of White Crackle paste and leave to dry. Once dry you get a deep crackle that will flake off if it isn't sealed.

To get the faded mahogany look, i used DecoArt Antiquing cream and painted on the English Red Oxide around the edges. I then used a wet brush and spritzed water onto the cream to turn it into a wash and just painted it over the whole coffin. I repeated this step with Raw Umber to get a dirty brown color.

I lined the coffins with red material so it looks like a Vampire Coffin.