Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Crackle and metallic

Hello everyone,

A big thanks to all who left helpful recommendations re the best double sided tape to use. I have ordered some scor tape so hopefully I will be able to get on with making my ATBs again without them completely falling apart the very next day.

Today I have a hanging board for you made from ultra thick cardboard. For some reason this has been in my stash for months before I have gotten around to using it,not sure why! I have had real problems taking pictures of this one because of the metal tape used,the light bounces off at weird angles!

The second picture shows the 3 step crackle technique by using Paperartsy Fresco paints and crackle glaze,love this effect and sometimes find it hard to cover it up!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

The Mirror Crack'd-Anything Goes here

Simon Stamp Monday-Rock the Techniques here

Thats Crafty-Girl Power here

Altered Eclectics-Anything Goes here

Fresco and distress paints,crackle glaze,metal tape,rusting powder (on the heart and hinge),Inkylicious sprays,tim holtz stamp and ephemera from the thrift store pack.

Hope you like it

Donna x


  1. Hello Donna, your right that crackle is fabulousssss, then the crackle dragons fly gorgeoussss, beautiful flowers, love how you embellished it, thanks for sharing, off to swimming have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS )))

  2. Gorgeous creation, Donna! Love that big dragonfly as an eyecatcher and the row of embellishmenst tucked in above the flowers.

  3. Holy crumb cake Donna! I'm blown away right now, that looks like a real piece of wood!! Your dragonfly is beyond gorgeous and I am simply in love with your flowers! You have done it again, what a spectacular project!! loving it, hugs :)

  4. Love this Donna,I have just been using that dragonfly on a DT project.xxx

  5. If you like the PA crackle you should try the new DecoArt Media Crackle paste, imho it is much better and easier to achieve. Am loving the new DecoArt range very much, hope you don't mind the reccomendation:-)

    Stunning plaque, fabulous colours especially the TH large dragonfly and the flowers. A wowser of a project:-) xxx

  6. Gorgeous wall hanging! The crackle effect is amazing! I love the look you achieved. The flowers are so brautiful and the other added embellishments just finish it all off beautifully. The dragonfly is gorgeous!! Donna, you rock!!! Xx

  7. This looks aweome Donna! A beautiful wall hanging! WOW!
    Your tag left the "Waldviertel" yesterday by aeroplane - hopefully you will receive it soon my dear friend!

  8. This is beautiful Donna. I especially like your twine with the photos etc. tucked into it, gorgeous accent.
    Julie x

  9. Donna, this looks so cool! I really think I need a big dragonfly stamp. Yours is so beautiful. Great embellies along the bottom too.

  10. WOW... this is GREAT.... I love the wood effect... really does look like the real thing... I mean real wood... LOL.. Love it... how ever did you create that perfect textured look... and the DRAGONFLY... love that... of course I am a softie for them... I love them.. .had a huge one on the deck yesterday... about 6 inches across it's wings... loved it... this one is just golden like that one was... such a sight for the eyes... just like yours is... love it all... and the flowers at the bottom... is that a picture of you tucked into the embellishments???? thanks Donna for all the sharing you do all the time... this is just another one of those special times... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  11. This is wonderful Donna, I always love crackling and the flowers are gorgeous xx

  12. Another fabulous creation - the dragon fly looks fantastic.

  13. Great hanging board. Like your textures and embellishing. Thank you for participating in our 1sth challenge ever Anything goes at The Mirror Crack'd challenge blog. Hope to see you back again.

    Ma :)
    The Mirror Crack'd DT

  14. Beautiful, love the dragonfly too! ~Diane

  15. This is fabulous - love it hun..Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

  16. Fantastic creation. I really love it.

  17. Fabulous Donna! Love seeing how this little work of art came together.

    Thanks for sharing in our first ever challenge.

    The Mirror Crack'd

  18. This is a really wonderful piece! I like how it's eclectic, yet all of the elements play off each other so well. There were interesting things to look at on every inch of this piece and you definitely have a great eye for putting objects together in beautiful ways. I particularly like those three sweet flowers at the bottom all in a row. It creates such a perfect base for this striking composition! It has class and whimsy and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  19. The dragonfly certainly makes this stunning piece!

  20. I thinks this is a stunning piece and I am sure it is more stunning in real life.
    Did you layer metal tape below the crackle paint?
    Papercraft Nook

  21. Gorgeous project, especially loved the cracked background and that textured dragonfly!! Thank you for joining us at Mirror cracked challenge this month.


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