Monday, 27 March 2017

Dream in Darkness March Challenge Dare to be different

                                                Hello crafty friends
I am playing along with The Dream in Darkness challenge I have been meaning to join the challenge for a while but i had a couple of weeks where life just went crazy,

This stamp is from Athena Crafts they do all sorts of stamps and the sentiment is from Sin City Stamps,

I coloured the skull in with sepia ink and spritzed some over the background

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

How to create weathered coffins

Hello Crafty Friends
While i am getting some new craft projects ready i thought i would share a few of my older ones. These are a pair of weathered coffins i created using DecoArt products. There is a short tutorial below if you want to learn  how to recreate that ancient exhumed wood look.

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.

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