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"
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