Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A Little Tree


I wasn't going to join in with this weeks Out of a Hat Creations challenge as I didn't have anything suitable, but I picked up this little wooden Christmas tree on Sunday from the PaperArtsy stall and thought it would do perfectly.

Obviously it's nothing stunning but I wanted to play more with the crackle technique but on wood, so I gave this a go to see the effects. I used London red for the base, guacamole for the tree and pumpkin soup for the star.  I used treasure gold and enhanced some of the crackle, but unfortunately you can't really see it on the photo.  I then stamped my Stampotique cube of mini Christmas ornaments, cut them out, coloured them with Adirondack pens and stuck them on.

10 comments:

chrissies said...

This is adorable Sam. Just saw something else of yours where you had used this technique and it looks really great. Do you use crackle glaze or soemthing else?

Always great to have you join us at the Hatters

Love Chrissie xx

Marianne said...

Very nice crackle paint on your christmas tree!! Your done for Christmas now :-)
Hugs,
Marianne

Sandra's Spot said...

HI Sam, That crackle tree is looking really good and adore that little stamp. It could be an old family heirloom. So glad you found the tree to join us at Out of A Hat. Hugs Sandra X

florenceandfreddie said...

Wonderful project Sam. So pleased you were able to join us again this week. It wouldn't be the same without you. Fabulous crackle effect on the tree. Thank you for sharing your ideas with the Hatters.
Regards Florence x

Janet said...

Hi Sam brilliant tree,love the crackle,those paints are fab to use & dry so quick,I love them
Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
Janet x

Buttons said...

Love this totally quirky tree Sam. Hugs, Buttons x

hazel said...

I love your crackled tree Sam.
xxx Hazel.

Alison said...

Looks fantastic Sam! xxx

Von said...

Cute quirky tree Sam :)
Von ♥

Sue said...

You are now the crackle queen Sam! I love your quirky tree x

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