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. 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


Dana Tatar said...

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!

Leslie said...

So cool!!!

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Dana

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Leslie

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous coffins and brilliant crackle technique and result
Carol x

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Carol