Sunday 10 May 2015

New plant pot stand

Hello everyone thanks for visiting me today. Here in Essex it is a lovely warm spring day. I hope where ever you are in the world that you are enjoying your day.

I've planted some seedlings this morning, so looking forward to them growing. Enough of my ramblings and onto to introduce the 3rd challenge at Mixed Media World. It was my time to choose the theme which originally was Vintage French, but we struggled to with this so dropped the French. So my theme is Vintage.

Go check out what my teamies made for your inspiration they are all fantastic! 

I thought I'd  use Decoart products for my make this time. I took a Bisque circular tile and sealed it with all purpose sealer. I painted the surface in a mix of pale green pale pink and Antique White.  

before completely dry painted some flowers in a pink I blended.  Again when not quite dry I rubbed it back, which on some flowers took the paint away completely and gave a nice faded look in others.

I let this completely dry before adding some Vaseline in areas I wanted it to resist my next layer. I then generously coated the tile with crackle paint. I left this over night to dry.

I rubbed away the crackle where the Vaseline had been to leave holes in the crackle where the underneath layer shows. Next I rubbed Umber Antiquing Cream over the cracks. I painted more  flowers which once dry were sanded again to age them. I added Metallic Lustre in Champaign ice around the edges and in places on the front of the tile.       

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial don't forget go check out all the other lovely makes. Big hugs see you soon Deb xx


  1. This is fabulous Debs! Your flowers are so vibrant and look amazing against the cracked background! Wonderful project and a great challenge theme! hugs :)

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tile Debs, it is so pretty and your crackle is magnificent!!! Did you use DecoArt Media paints or another in their product line? Hope i haven't let you down with my project, i really struggled but got there in the end :-) xxx

  3. This is wonderful Debs,it's brilliant to make something beautiful as well as useful :)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. So glad you included the picture with your plant - it's PERFECT. What great crackle effect...and fun project! j.

  5. So glad you included the picture with your plant - it's PERFECT. What great crackle effect...and fun project! j.

  6. Just beautiful - I love how the flowers are so embedded in the crackle - wonderful technique, and a lovely soft impressionist feel. Superb inspiration for a great theme, thank you.
    Alison xx


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