28 February 2011

Starting to look good...

Really pleased with how much the paint has crackled, looks very distressed, just like me! lol


First I painted it with a latte colour and after applying the crackle medium I painted with a blush colour. Because I was mixing all my own colours using up lots of old acrylic paints the different mixes vary in shade as I don't measure just squirt and mix. lol I find this all adds to the finished look.


A view from the top edge and inside one of the compartments, which gives you an idea of the depth of each compartment.

The outside measures 31.5cm square and each compartment is 10 x 10 x 4 cm deep It contained decorations at Christmas. Like all true crafters I never through anything out, you never know when you might need it. Now to find things to fill it with.

What ever you are doing today I hope you all have a good day.

11 comments:

  1. Hi this is looking good already cannot wait to see it finished!!

    have a great day with Ava!! XXJillxx

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  2. Wow! Love that finish. I always loved looking round derelict houses to see this kind of weathered paint look :D XXX

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  3. Wow, that's working perfectly. I love the technical approach to the paint, squirt and see...we do work similarly! Love the pic of you and He!!

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  4. Great start Lynne..xx

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  5. Love that effect...flog as an antique now...flog it here you come!
    Sarah

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  6. Wow that has really crackled, looks good can't wait to see it finished.
    Have a lovely day with Ava. xx

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  7. love the finish on it, cant wait to see the whole thing x sue x

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  8. This has crackled beautifully - can't wait to see it finished.
    Lesley x
    ps Hope you had fun with Ava :)

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  9. looking great so far, I am sure you have some fab ideas for it. All the photos of the fair look so yummy, I hope you have ordered lots of lovely things for us to buy and play with! Lucky you getting to play with Tim as well, the canvas is great. I am back in the land of Sheffield now and hope to come along on Weds? K x

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  10. Looking forward to seeing it all finished. Looking good. Love Sandra x

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  11. Oh Lynne that's lovely all that texture - can't wait to see what you do next with it!

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