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Sunday, 30 October 2016

DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program: Things to Alter Coffin Boxes


Hello Craft Friends

Today 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.http://thingstoalter.co.uk/products/3d-coffin-with-lid-mdf. 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.

Thank you for visiting

6 comments:

  1. Katie, your coffins are amazing! I didn't know there was a weathered wood medium. I absolutely love the effect and will have to pick some up. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Fabulous coffins and brilliant crackle technique and result
    Carol x

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