Thursday, 20 February 2014

Crown of Love...

...brrrrr, cold day here in not so sunny Wellibobs and I think that calls for a day in the Room of Stash... sorting out stuff, putting stuff away and then perhaps a few moments of crafty play to make it all messy again.  I am fighting a losing battle with the Room of Stash, problem is it is just so disorganised (and too small!)  I have a (very rare) weekend off coming up so I am planning to get things sorted, once and for all (what will probably happen is I will do ironing, cobweb removal and oven cleaning as distraction activities!)   Anyways, a bit of art using the new Cosmic Chalk Paints... this one is an MDF crown that I altered using the paints and Crackle Glaze, here's how I did it:








Using a brayer to apply different colours of paints, starting with Grey Sky, moving into the purple tones (can't remember the names, oops) I added extra texture by applying a squidgy layer of paint and dried with a heat tool - yes, you can heat set the paints, fab!  Next, I used a brand new That Special Touch Fleur De Lys stencil, adding the Fleur's using Wendy's Cornflower Archival Ink.   Next up comes the Crackle Glaze Hels' Way... ie,  painting it on and applying the top coat of paint right away before it dries... a gorgeous mottled smooshy effect, I loves it!   I added some flowers and leaves - Heartfelt Creations stamps - and piled them all up with a few pearls and pearly swirls and then added the word onto 3d foam to make it stand out a little more.  Oh and I forgot to say, I edged the crown with Chalkboard Paint to make it darker and give it a frame.



As I said earlier, I shall be trying to sort out the Room of Stash today and Dad is arriving this afternoon as we are setting off at 4am tomorrow to drive to Cornwall for my Aunty's funeral.... long drive so we are sharing it.   And Dad is bringing proper northern fish n chips with him.. nom nom nom, so this afternoon I shall be stuffing my chops and ooing and ahing about the deliciousness that is proper northern fish n chips!  I shall away now... thanks for looking and have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

15 comments:

corinna said...

liking the look of the crown, chalky is different, never tried it, will have to have a look out for them so i can try. a question, how are you going to heat (not eat!!!) up the fish and chips? have to be careful there!!! enjoy hels, take care, corinna

rachel said...

stunning crown Hels and hope the tidying goes well - if it does you'll have to pass on some tips - I for one am getting worse. enjoy the fish and chips xx

Artyjen said...

Love your version of the crackle ;)
Have a safe journey down to Cornwall...wave to me as you pass me by in Devon! :)hugs
xoxo Sioux

Stella said...

Love the paints and have a safe journey Hels.Love to Alfie !x

Carole Z said...

First of all Hels, this is gorgeous...love it! You and me both re fighting a losing battle with my craft room. I've earmarked a few days in a few weeks time to do the same, but really I know that I could do with a whole week of just sorting and no crafting and that aint gonna happen!
Hope you have a safe drive and all goes as well as possible for your aunty's funeral, hugs Carole Z X

Doreen said...

Wow love your crown, fab colours and details...I hope all goes well with the funeral.......Good luck with the craft room clean up.xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels, well tidying up I think I am giving up on that. I love the crown and the cradle effect is gorgeous. Enjoy your fish and chips,safe journey tomorrow with dad x

Helen said...

fish and chips is a good reward for tidying I reckon! Hope the journey and the funeral go as well as they can... xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh this is fabulous I love what you have done with the crown. I hope you and your dad have a safe journey tomorrow. Enjoy the fish and chips. Love Jackie

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Love it, fantastic crown. I love the colours. Take care.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous crown, love the papers and the flowers are fabulous. My goodies arrived the other day but not had chance to play with them yet.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Loving the crown project, those chalk paints look gorgeous, and loving the effect of the crackle glaze, I love it !!
Have a safe journey down to Cornwall, my thoughts are with you all.
I bet your Dad's car still smells of the fish 'n chips haha, but I bet you enjoyed them !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, you will be well on your
way by now hope you had a safe
journey there and back we are all
thinking of you with best wishes.
This piece af art is great loving
the colours and the flowers.
Nancyd xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Gorgeous crown and the shades of those paints are lovely. I have been trying to downsize my craft room so I can empathise! Vee xx

Carole Z said...

Here's mine Hels, Carole Z X
http://8thwonderart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/sunday-stampers-week-296-hearts.html

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