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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Challenge No. 9 - Distress Crackle


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
within reach

Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

Evelyn S. said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, Sherry. I think we posted at the same time! Your creation is a good one....I love the mixture of inks and paints, and the way you've combined them is wonderful.

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful Sherry! Love those flowers in their pots! x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sherry, this is DARLING! The crackle on the flower pots is perfection, and I really love the look of the Rock Candy over the Studio Paints on the flowers. Lovely sentiment, and the polka dot ribbon is such a great touch. Well done, gf-- this is fab!

Terry said...

Love this! Your tag or hanging basket is just too darn cute! Great crackle job and very original!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, love those flowers and pots!

Meggymay said...

Great tag, love your flower pots, its a lovely sentement.

Cheryl said...

oh love these,hun those flowers are just so beautiful,bless you for calling in at my blog so kind of you hugs cheryl xxxx

Nan said...

Really pretty...such a happy card!

Dezinaworld said...

Fabulous work sherry i really like this one. Love your quote too
hugs June xxx
ps i have a new challenge theme started today on my blog if you fancy giving it a go