Saturday, 28 October 2017



Hi There!

Are you all having a good 
time?  Do make the most
of the "light" evenings we
have left for tomorrow we
can craft the night away!

I have a fabulous project
from Angela Radford for
you today and here she is
to tell you all about it....

"Hi all, Angela here to show you how
 I decorated this gorgeous little wooden Icon.

So here we go. I removed the hinges first
 as I like to keep them nice and shiny! 
You may wish to just sand the surface 
a little before the next stage then seal 
the wood with a coat of Gesso.

I like to start with a dark background
 for this technique

Then add the Crackle glaze.
 A nice thin layer is best then leave to dry.

Cover the area where the crackle glaze 
was applied. Do this with one stroke, 
don't be tempted to over work it or
 the crackling wont happen. You can 
see here how quickly the crackling starts.

I like to blend the bottom of the paint
 a little as the crackle starts to appear.

Once that is completely dry you 
can start to add more colour.

Next I used one of the PaperArtsy stamps 
on Tissue paper. 

You can stamp straight onto the surface 
of the paint but this is just a technique that 
I find works well.

Cut the stamped images so they will fit
 where you want them and apply glue
 to the back of the tissue and smooth
 the image onto the icon and then seal it
 with the glue.

Allow that to dry and then repeat this
on the inside.

Next I added more detail using a stencil 
and grunge paste.

 I have left the grunge paste white as 
I like the way it makes the design pop.

 I used a white pen and outlined some parts
 of the door to make it stand out more.

And here we are all completed inside.

And the outside. 

Happy crafting everyone, Angela xXx"

Products used:

Thank you Angela, I love
that sentiment - this icon
would make a lovely gift
for someone who is
having a tough time

So, as I know of such a
someone I shall have to
set to and replicate this
lovely icon

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Lovely icon and a perfect sentiment. An extra hours crafting tonight 😂 X

  2. Hi Jane, thanks for stopping by. Have a great creative weekend, Angela xXx

  3. Beautiful work, as always, Angela - your icon is stunning! x

    1. Thanks Anne for the lovely comment. Happy creative weekend xXx


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