Monday, 27 February 2017

Colourful makes!

Weathered Wood Crackle Medium, Fluid Acrylics by DecoArt
Media Board and house, mini stitches stencil by Tando Creative
Stamps from Steampunk and Industrial by Andy Skinner

Here's a couple more colourful makes I took to CHSI Stitches trade show last weekend. I LOVE playing with all the lovely shapes by Tando, especially the mini houses! I used a brayer and lots of lovely layers of DecoArt fluid acrylics to build up the background, and then added some crackle to the house with Weathered Wood. As long as you get a good layer of Weathered Wood over your first layer of paint, you can get a fantastic crackle effect.

On this sample I ditched the brayer and picked up a paintbrush - it gives a completely different look to the background. 

Long tag and house by Tando Creative
Weathered Wood Medium, Fluid Acrylics, Texture Sand Paste by DecoArt
Stencil by Andy Skinner

You see these dangly bits?! These are actually windows from the Whimsical house set, but I added some Sand Texture Paste and then a few layers of paint before adding them with rusty wire.

And here is some of my art on display at Stitches. Thanks to everyone who called by, did a make and take with me, or took a class. It was all such fun!


  1. Wauw, so beautifull !! 💕💕💕

  2. Beautiful as always! Love xxx

  3. Gorgeous samples Kate. Love the crackle on the tall house. The houses look great fun. Love the brayered backgrounds.

  4. What kind of tag did you use?

    1. I used a long tag, a media board, and house shapes from Tando Creative. Lovely strong greyboard - brilliant to paint on:

  5. I love all the detail in your projects, and they are so colourful. Beautiful!

  6. So good. Those colors and details!

  7. Just INCREDIBLE - wow - what a treat to see all this total YUMMINESS Kate. Xj.


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