Saturday, 3 November 2012

Skull 'n' Gate


I've been crackling again and over at ABAC they are asking for us to use black in a project.  I painted a piece of chipboard in copper, gave it a thin coat of crackle glaze and then painted black over the top and as you can see, it crackled lovely.  I cut it up into gate sized pieces, and used the brads to hold it all together!!  I gave the brads a bash with a T!m hammer.

I actually wanted to do the bottom coat pewter but my order hadn't arrived from Artful Splodger, hence it ended up copper.  But the postie was running late today so it did eventually arrive, so I was able to cut the skull and bat from the movers and shapers die I'd also ordered.

11 comments:

Lottie said...

Yayyyy really stunning and a great effect - you are so adventurous with your experiments and they always turn out perfectly - brilliant

butterfly said...

Ah yes, you see... I can tell that's you - no pink in sight! That's a cracking piece of rustic crackle - love it.
Alison x

chrissies said...

Wonderful crackling Sam-love the name Skull and Gate--think there should be a pub called that

Love Chrissie xx

Deborah said...

Brillian gate - I thought it was a die!

Paula Whittaker said...

thought it was a die! fab creation

hazel said...

Great crackling on your gate Sam.
xxx Hazel.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love this!

Chris said...

Wow, this shows the crackle off really well. I thought the gate was a die too :o)

Deena said...

Thank you for joining in with Anything But A Card "incorporate black" challenge this week! I think I like this project better with the copper in the background...more of a pumpkinish hue - perfect for the season!

Margaret said...

The crackle technique worked wonderfully on your fantastic gate! Love the brads as the nails too! Thanks so much for joining us at ABAC!!

Julia S-W said...

Great crackle there Sam! Very creative to make your gate out of the piece and I love the bat! Sorry not been around lately - been away then a little poorly but I'm back now! Thanks for sharing your fab make at Anything But A Card.
Juliax

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