Friday, 3 June 2016

Getting out the Crackle for A Vintage Journey


Hello Everyone and welcome to you all!
I am now home for a short while after a fabulous time in Menorca and a blast of a long weekend in London.   

But now it is time for another new challenge over at A Vintage Journey with the wonderfully talented Astrid as our host for this months challenge:

Embossing Pastes and Textures

Use any kind of texture paste (home made, crackle, coloured or plain) on your projects. There is an endless variety available, so play, have fun and apply it to your heart's content.

Use it through stencils, randomly or in whatever way you want, but remember it should be in one of the vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial or steampunk styles that we favour.

So put on your mixed media hat and create some magic!


I decided that my project this month would be a small altered frame for our bedroom as it has just been decorated (yes ...... in mainly browns ......) and I have thrown a lot of the old stuff out and wanted to create some vintage pieces for decoration given that our house IS very vintage.


I started with a very cheap wooden frame (I bought a number of these for a workshop which didn't go ahead, so I have plenty to play around with!). I added a couple of coats of gesso before adding crackle paste through one of Tim's new mini stencils. It was just a perfect size for the frame. Once dry I sponged Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink here and there.


I knew that not much of the insert would show but as I love this technique I still did the whole insert! The technique is from Tim's November 2015 Tag and I used the Linen Stamp with Antique Linen Distress Ink edged with some Vintage Photo.



Amazingly the Found Relatives Portrait Card sits perfectly in the middle of the frame without any trimming at all. I like to think that these were some of the children who lived here in our house many years ago.



I added a few embellishments in my usual style!


The frame now adorns the dresser in our bedroom.

Thank you so much for joining me and I hope you will find time to join us in our challenge and be in with the chance of winning a £20 Voucher from our sponsor this month Country View Crafts. 

Click the link HERE to wizz over to A Vintage Journey in order to be inspired by my fellow Creative Guides and more details of the challenge and prizes to be won.


Have a great weekend.

Jennie x











13 comments:

Almo said...

Love the stenciled crackle on your frame Jennie the colour sets off the lovely vintage photo beautifully and your trademark flowers are as always gorgeous. Mo x

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful lacy look to your frame Jennie - the crackle on it is beautiful - love the soft tan/brown colors - this will look lovely on your wall! Julia xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is so delicately vintaged Jennie, I adore the textured frame and how the found relatives photo sits perfectly in the centre. I can imagine this looks stunning on your bedroom dresser. Have a great weekend xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Such an elegant beautiful piece Jennie, - love how you kept it all in those neutral tones, the perfect backdrop to that lovely vintage found relative's photo.The crackle through the stencil looks amazing. Your stunning roses are the perfect finishing touch!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful frame Jennie, the subtle colour palette complements the crackled blossom stencil and that wonderful picture perfectly. Love your embellishments as well, perfect finishing touches. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

butterfly said...

The tone on tone gives such subtlety to this delightful frame, Jennie - and the crackled blossom texture is fabulous.
Alison x

Juliz Design Post said...

Pure vintage elegance Jennie. A beautiful project.
Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

Jenny Marples said...

Subtle and positively stunning! I love the gentle stencilling and vintage look to this Jennie xx

Craftyfield said...

It makes a gorgeous frame for the Vintage photo, subtle colours and texture and aged perfectly with the crackle.

Inkypinkycraft said...

this just is so beautiful in such a soft and delicate but utterly gorgeous way x

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful Jenny - love your subtle tones and wonderfully embellished frame. xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful piece for your bedroom, so delicate and wonderfully vintage. Stunning flowers. Tracy x

A Pink said...

So Gorgeous! Jennie So vintagely classy . Love the delicate touch of your craftsmanship.
hugs x