The challenge this week set by Linda over on her blog Studio L3 was to create something working from Tim Holtz' book Compendium of Curiosities page 42 'Distress Crackle'.
Isn't it great to see the Distress crackle paint do just that before your very eyes - crackle that is.
I used Shabby Shutters Distress crackle paint and Tea Dye Distress ink to colour two die cut Grungeboard flowerpots.
I would have loved to have used a terracotta kind of colour, but had to use what I had (kind of appropriate for the quote!)
For the die cut Grungboard flowers I used Studio acrylic paint as a base then the Distress Crackle Paint (clear rock candy) over the top. I wasn't as pleased with the flowers as I was with the pots - but having just read the book again - I see that I missed out the final step - doh!! Oh well, I'll know for next time.
I mounted the flowers in pots onto a piece of mountboard (cut with one of Tim Holtz alterations Sizzix dies) and coloured the background with a mixture of various distress inks and a touch of cream acrylic paint.
I added some ribbons for the finishing touch (and there'll be more about those ribbons in my next post) and that's it, a little wall hanging, duly distressed and crackled - with a lovely uplifting quote.
Happiness is the art of making a bouquet
of those flowers
Thanks for looking!