It’s never too late…

This week’s challenge over at That Craft Place is charming.  Here’s my project.

Toad & MagicI recently had the good fortune to take a workshop with the incomparable Andy Skinner.  This piece uses numerous techniques learned there.  I put part of a piece of embossed card on the right hand side and then used texture paste in both crackle and stucco on the rest.  I stuck a key (my charm) into the crackle paste.  I gessoed everything once the texture paste dried.  Then I used quint gold and magenta in the fluid paints from Deco Arts in bits’n pieces.  I then covered everything in white antiquing cream (omg!  this stuff is amazing) and wiped back with a dampish cloth when it had dried.  I painted the mdf heart with turquoise paint and added a pit of quint gold and magenta here and there.  There’s also some white antiquing cream to tie it into the other part.  The sentiment was done with vintage photo distress ink and then brushed with the same on Lisa’s amazing super smooth paper.  Now, the best part the big bite actually punches through the 4mm mdf panel for me to attach the sentiment with brads!  I also painted florist wire with the magenta paint for the hangy thingy (technical term there).  I bought all the paint, texture paste, antiquing cream, embellishments, mdf, paper, stamps, and embossing folders from my fav shop…That Craft Place! 😉

Toad & Magic

Links you need:

That Craft Place

That Craft Place Facebook Group

That Craft Place Challenge Blog

I’d like to enter the following challenges:  – I think this fits into Spring Watercolours as the colours are springy and the paint has run together like watercolours. xx


17 thoughts on “It’s never too late…

  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at the ATP Exchange this time. the textures and details look fantastic.

  2. Love your project from Andy’s workshop, am loving the quinacridone gold/magenta colour combination, stunning and warm. The white antiquing cream adds wonderful depth and shadows.

    DT MMW

  3. I just love all the techniques you have used x wonderful

    Im gutted i missed that workshop, is probably have like that one a LOT! xxSAMxx

  4. Hello Erin, your piece is beautiful & the textures are gorgeous, but I can’t see where it fits the criteria of ‘Spring Watercolours’ which is the current Lisa B Designs Inspiration blog challenge. If you can add this information to your post then we’ll happily accept your entry.

  5. Love the textures you used! Thanks for playing along with us at If You Give a Crafter A Cookie. Hope you’ll join us again soon! Sandi Lee DT

  6. A stunning make and I love the effects of the paints and antiquing cream. Must get some to try. Thank you so much for sharing your project at ATP this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

  7. Hi Erin great take on Andy’s project. I too was lucky to do his workshop recently in Essex loved it. 🙂 Thanks for playing along with MMWhugs Debs xx

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