Thursday, 30 June 2016


July Countryviewcrafts Challenge. 
 Having won the Blog hop last week(the first thing I have won) I thought I would be daring and have a go at crackling.  Quite a daunting experience.! I have also used one of the dies I won ( the teapot) .  I have chosen a mixed media project. I gessoed a canvas then used DecoArt paints for the background. The hint of wallpaper in the background (Tim Holtz) stencil and the tablecloth (Wendy Vecchi) were painted with DecoArt paint.  The teapot and cup were first painted blue and then sealed with matte multi medium before applying DecoArt white crackle paint. When dry I rubbed in some colour into the cracks just to enhance them. Shadows were created using Faber Castell warm grey111.  I used punches to make the flowers and  the picture in the frame I painted. On reflection I should have made the background more of a contrast to highlight the crackle but for a first attempt I'm quite pleased. Thank you for the challenge and looking forward to the next one.


  1. I'm so pleased that you won Sandy and it's great to see your goodies being put to great use with this lovely piece. Thanks for joining in with our crackle challenge...a new one will be up in the morning too xx
    Jane DT

  2. Well done on getting down to some mixed media fun! Love your composition and the crackled teapot works a treat ! Toni x