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.

Thank you for visiting


  1. These are fabulous Katie, love them! Thanks for sharing xx

  2. Congrats on the new blog, Katie! Love your coffins and fab tutorial. xxD

  3. These coffins are brilliant Katie. The techniques you've used are fabulous xx

  4. Fabulous this type of stuff x

  5. Oh my gosh, these are so cool! We have a Halloween party at our house every year and my guests would just love one of these each to take home. The attention to detail is fabulous. Creative Blessings, Tracyx