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Hi I'm Clare, I live in the South West of England in the seaside town of Torquay. I adore playing with inks, paints and generally getting messy. It is the calm place which fits in between my hectic life whilst working as an outreach support worker, looking after my son, daughter, foster son and hubby. Not forgetting our gorgeous springer spaniel, Suzi.

Saturday 25 June 2016

Having a cracking time!

Hi, it's Clare here with a quick little post for the weekend.  As some of you may know I have been following the wanderlust project and recently Andy Skinner did a fabulous project so using his fabulous techniques and some decoart products I had a go at creating my own crackle effect art.

This was a mirror from that famous Swedish furniture store.  Using texture paste I scraped over the mirror and stamped into the paste.  Once dried I was able to paint and apply these gorgeous products such as antiquing cream and interference paint. 

This project was a plaque that was on sale at Sainsbury.  Using texture paste and decoart's crackle paste I built up the layers, added some paint and finished with some antiquing cream.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I'll be back soon and have some exciting news to share with you.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit?  Remember you can leave your comments below.

Crafty hugs,

Clare X X X 


  1. Hi your projects are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wowee, stunning projects!!! Amazing textures and colours and oh how I love that crackle, brilliant alterations!! Andy's input to the Wanderlust videos was by far by favourite so far!

  3. Beautiful projects and love the textures

  4. Wow Claire the transformation looks fabulous, love the crackle effect and lovely butterflies. Hugs `Jennifer xx


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