Monday, 10 June 2013

Distress that Chest


Over at the PA blog France is back, this time she is distressing a chest of drawers see here, I didn't have any so settled for a chest!!  I used baltic blue for the base, gave it a thin coat of crackle paste and then put guacamole over the top, once dried I sanded it down to distress it further.  This also gave it a great smooth finish to stamp on.  I used the script Ink and the Dog background image stamped in timber brown stazon.


For the frame I used chipboard. Applied grunge paste, dried it, coloured it initially with cut grass Dylusions ink spray, boy was that bright, so then came the magic. Yesterday at Doncaster Dome I picked up a bottle of green olives fresco paint because I actually wanted blood orange but it was sold out, and OMGosh, wow, I just love that colour, it's gorgeous!!  Then over the top I applied a generous amount of olive bronze treasure gold.  The PA image was stamped in timber brown stazon and slightly coloured with ripe persimmon distress ink.


And a close up of the crackle and sanding and stamping!!!

23 comments:

Helen said...

Fantastic chest, and I love the frame oo. May have to get Green Olives!

downrightcrafty said...

what do I think wow this is a fabulous set of pieces and love the colours on the chest
Hugs Kate xx

Lin said...

Sam this is gorgeous!!! love your little frame as well the colours are lovey,can't wait to do this one but don't know if I have anything suitable...

Minxy said...

Gorgeous take on Frances piece, Love the little frame xo

Sarah Dunkley said...

Looks great Sam! xxx

butterfly said...

Brilliant make - love your colours on the crackle... beautifully weathered and aged look to it, and the frame is a delight!
Alison x

Deborah said...

Looks gorgeous, Sam. And green olives is a fab shade too by the looks of it.

Carol Q said...

genius Sam!

craftimamma said...

I got the Green Olives Fresco yesterday too Sam. Have only squidged a bit on paper but it's gorgeous.

Love your little chest. The aged look is perfect and the little frame looks fabulous. Lovely family portrait to have on display, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...I love your timeworn look Sam, gorgeous work, great texture on your frame too and such a yummy colour...Mel:)x

chrissies said...

Both terrific makes and gorgeous colours to chose Sam

Love the crackle effect you achieved on your chest.

Have a good day

Chrissie xx

Marianne said...

What a great creations. Really awesome!!
xxx Marianne

hazel said...

The chest is fabulous and the colour of the frame is gorgeous.
xxx Hazel.

Pinksparklegirl said...

Love this and guess what, i bought that green too!!

Sue said...

This is brilliant Sam, I love your distressing and the fab little photo frame is just perfect xx

france papillon said...

absolutely gor-geous!! thanks for joining the fun :)))

Chris said...

Oooohhh I really really like this chest. The frame looks great too. The Treasure Gold really lifts it. xx

ionabunny said...

Great crackle. Really like the frame

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, they're both gorgeous. Love the texture on the frame.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! These worked really, really well. I love the crackle and the colour of the chest. Julie Ann xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, love the chest and the little framed picture too. That made me smile about buying Green Olives as a substitute for Blood Orange, lol!

Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

Both makes are gorgeous, love the colours and textures, that crackle is beautiful !

Sandra's Spot said...

Both makes are fantastic Sam I just love the frame colours. Sandra X

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