Thursday, 2 February 2012

Parisian flight for Happy Daze

This week for Happy Daze I decided to decorate one of these fabby WOODEN SHRINES with one of my all time favourites - Crackle :D In particular Viva Decor Croco which has to be the best crackle medium ever!!!

I started by painting the shrine with white acrylic paint and when dry spritzed it with cosmic shimmer mist .
I added some dimension with artists spackle using the Prima Eiffel tower mask from the Parisian set.
When dry I replaced the mask and spritzed again with the cosmic shimmer so that the masked area remained white.

I stamped my images from the Artistic Outpost Paris Exposition stamp set on to white tissue paper with black archival ink and roughly cut out the images and glued in to place with Claudines matte medium. You can't see the tissue when its dry so you don't see the edges.

I gave it all another spritz with a darker cosmic shimmer and dried it off with my heatgun.
I then added the croco roughly with a palette knife, making sure I caught my textured area, then dried it off with my heatgun. I repeated this until the whole piece was coated.
I the used Alcohol inks to add detail to some of my images and to tint the tower and the edges.

I tied a piece of ribbon around one side of the bottom of the shrine and tucked in a little stamped ticket.I love crackle mediums but Croco is my absolute fave, if you haven't tried it you really must :D
The colours are so rich and the lustre is so sparkly and pretty :D
Now then, have you been following the new releases that have just been launched at CHA???
There are some pretty amazing things coming our way soon, and these are two of my faves :D
Vintaj Patinas
Tim Holtz Distress ink pens

AND a little dicky bird tells me that these will be heading to Happy Daze :D

Julie xx


  1. Your wooden shrines are awesome! I love their vintage shabby chic feel. Lots of different styles rolled up into one creative masterpiece! Really really cool! <3 Candy

  2. This is just amazing. I love the color, texture, and your use of the stamps. Perfection.


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