Monday, 27 July 2015

Shabby Grunge and crackle by Astrid

Hi everyone and thanks for dropping in. Astrid here to share a project with you today.


A shabby, grungy wall plaque, using the fabulous Craft Parts of course.

I started with an 8 x 8"  (200mm x 200mm )sized Mixed Media Grey Board to which I attached a piece of corrugated card.


These boards have become my favourite substrates as they are so sturdy and can withstand any amount of media thrown at them.

I covered the card with Gesso and when that had dried applied crackle paste with a palette knife.


Colour was added with various acrylic paints but I left the centre as that was going to be covered anyway.

Next I selected my chosen Craft Parts and altered them to suite my project.


Here you can see some of them: I used a couple of Heartshaped Keys, made to look rusty with the help of Sand Paste and acrylic paints, some wings from the Wings Style 1 and a crown from the Wood Crowns Style 2. I gave them a patina colour with the help of a Gelato. I also used the word Dream from the Ancestry Style Word Font.

Next I created a small plaque to form the focal point for my project. and adhered my chosen Craft Parts to that.


I adhered the smaller panel onto the larger one with foam tape and then added 4 of the gorgeous Fleur de Lis Corner Wood Shapes to finish my project:


Here are a few close ups still:

Subtle crackle was added for a shabby look.

A few little pearls were added to the crown.

And here the final plaque.
I love how these Craft Parts can be altered in so many different ways, or indeed be left just as they come as I have done with the corner flourishes.

Thank you for visiting like always and I hope you like my project.
Have a fantastic week

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely love your project! Shabby, grunge and crackle are three styles that i adore!!!! Beautiful! barbararyaya

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  2. And like always too, you´ve just made another masterpiece here Astrid. It´s really awesome and I love, how it turned out, and sure wouldn´t mind a piecve like this on my wall here, that´s for sure.

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  3. Very beautiful plaque Astrid with wonderful ideas for making it.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Really a pretty project. The corrugated background with the crackle and paints really gives that vintage feeling. Love the center section!

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  5. Gorgeous, Astrid - love the rustic look of the weathered corrugated card, and the glow of the verdigris greens is beautiful. Fabulous shabby chic plaque.
    Alison xx

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  6. A wonderful plaque Astrid, wonderful corrugated cardboard made totally unrecognizable, after your gorgeous way of treating it !! And yes the rustic keyes are fantastic . The background in green and the lovely corners, everything so beautiful !!
    Dorthe xoxo

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  7. its all stunning Astrid - I love the corrugated card in the background - your treatment of that works so beautifully! Everything is beautiful xx

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  8. Stunning! the corrugated card looks amazing and provides an excellent backdrop for the centre piece. Those keys are fabulous. Love it xx

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  9. Well, you had me at the corrugated background Astrid, it looks so beautiful! I love how you altered those wooden elements, I would never have guessed they were wood, they looks wonderful now! The green on the central piece is just perfect, it has a lovely glow about it. Wonderful work Astrid! Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Wonderful background, Astrid - really love the texture and color you got. And that center piece is stunning - fabulous color and embellishments! That beautiful light teal positively glows! Have a lovely August and safe travels when you return home. xxx Lynn

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  11. absolutely gorgeous Astrid. Wonderful background details and the craft parts are so versatile. Love it!!

    TFS and hugs Annie x

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  12. Amazing textures and layers Astrid, thank you for sharing your lovely plaque!

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  13. Just a wonderful wall hanging Astrid! I love all of the crackly details and those keys--I love those keys!! XOXO-Shari

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  14. Simply beautiful ,my friend! xo

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  15. So glad I headed over to see this finished beauty.
    Julie x

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  16. Oh my goodness! Astrid, what a gorgeous piece of art! I love the rustic corrugated crackled background and the small plaque really pulls the eyes right in! Totally stunning project! Love it! Hugs!

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  17. Pretty amazing how the Craft Parts can be left just like they are and look so fabulous. But that has a lot to do with the setting that you create for them to go on Astrid and yours is just BEAUTIFUL. What a STUNNING plaque. You just always have a way of making that paint and texture blend and compliment and accent so perfectly. This is just really inspiring. j.

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  18. What a lovely piece Astrid - the crackle on that background is super!! Love the corners, the keys and great sentiment! Julia xx

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  19. What an inspiring piece, Astrid! I always love your textural work, and this crackle pasted corrugate board is so yummy! Thinking Halloween here! Thank you for your lovely comment at Craft Stamper on my card and interview. It really makes me feel special!

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