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Thursday 9 April 2015

Positively playful

Well as I am scheduling in some blog posts while busy enjoying my family I decided to share a dabble with decoart I created a while ago... so here it is :

I created the drippy background using distress paints and some homemade sprays using mini mister bottles and distress re - inkers.

The next layer was created using a tag, embossed and then painted using the decoart media range of paints, the cool thing about layering these is the chance to play with transparent colours allowing great layering. I then added some crackle glaze and when dry rubbed paint into the crackles.

 Then I added some stitching, to give a different detail...

Then it was time to layer up the card, I added some stamping using one of Andy Skinners new stamps...love this circuit board...which I stamped in paint...just make sure you clean off your stamp fairly quickly. i die cut, painted and crackled a heart which then had a coat of decoart antiquing cream painted on and rubbed off highlighting the crackles.

I added some rusty wire and plenty of my favourite pieces of idea-ology for good measure .

Finally I added some stencilled detail using Andy Skinner's have your say stencil using paint.

 So there you have it , my decoart dabble meets distress playtime..and I made a card!

on my return, hopefully internet issues fixed I will be back to catch up on some long overdue blog visits x 

keep those fingers inky and painty!
trace x 


  1. Fantastic work on this and I love the idea of using part of a tag--very inspiring.

    Enjoy your family time Trace. My 'baby' is coming to stay for a few days so I will enjoy that for sure.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Looks great that rust-purple-pink! Another great make! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. This is just gorgeous Trace!! I really love the effect you achieved on your heart! May I ask what colour of antiquing cream you used?? Amazing texture on your tag and the stitching is a nice addition! Such a wonderful creation, just love it! hugs :)

  4. absolutely stunning, beautiful piece.EE

  5. stunning Trace - love the heart and the wire and the background - everything really!!! Hugs rachel x

  6. Oh this is so gorgeous Trace, love that cracked heart!!

    Hope your holiday is going well and the weather is kind to you. Here it's been beautiful...

  7. Your 'dabble' is fantastic Trace, love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Stunning paint and crackle work, Trace - that heart is heart-stoppingly beautiful!
    Alison xx

  9. This is gorgeous Trace - love it all xx enjoy your family time xx GailT xx

  10. Completely LOVE this, Trace!! I just received some DecoArt goodies and this darling project has me antsy to get using my paints :) Just love the layers of paint and texture and crackly goodness! Thanks for sharing! XOXO-Shari

  11. Fabulous! Trace - Love all the layers, textures , rusty wire n cogs. The colours on the tag n the crackled heart are superb ! You are really want to try these decoart mediums . Hugs


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