Wednesday 1 June 2016


Over on the Country View Crafts blog the topic for June is "Crackle".
There are many crackle products and the one that I have chosen today is Crackle Glaze from Paperartsy.

I began by painting Fresco acrylic French Roast to a rectangle cut from a cereal packet. Next, I applied the crackle glaze with a palette knife and allowed it to dry. Finally, I painted over with Vintage lace and the crackles started to appear almost immediately.
When it was dry, I stamped, using Black Archival, sprinkled clear embossing powder over the top and heat embosssed my image. She is from Lynne Perrella, Paperartsy LPC033.

I chose some fabric as a background, which I thought complimented the image and chose more frescos to match.

I painted my image using the above colours and framed it with a gold leaf pen.
I also added a die cut frame in gold card which I rubbed with Treasure Gold in Aquamarine.
After I had stitched the fabric, I attached the panel with glue and added a Kaisercraft Bookplate. I made a hanger by shredding the fabric.

Here is a close up of the crackle effect.

Finally, just because I could, I added some bobbly trim at the bottom and around the hanger. A friend of mine used to run an upholstery business and kindly gave me all her samples. 

Thankyou for looking and I hope that this has inspired you to get crackling! And don't forget to visit the Country View crafts Blog for more crackling fun.


  1. Wow. She was fantastic just as the black and white. And then I continued scrolling and saw her after you painted her. Stunning.

  2. Love the effect... very reminiscent of Russian icons (or is it greek?)Fabulous project all around.

  3. This is lovely Hazel, you finished hanger is so opulent xx

  4. Such a creative make Hazel, I love how you made it into a hanging xx

  5. Oh yes... love the broken glass over the weathered wood background - a doubly distressed look that is so cool. Beautiful tinting of the image and the fabric background gives her a look of medieval tapestry into the bargain. Fantastic!
    Alison x

  6. What a fabulous make Hazel, love the crackle, and a fab idea for a wall hanging, stunning! Xx