Monday, 16 March 2020

Hoppy Easter Tag - by Claudia

Hi, servus and welcome to my first Easter themed project for this year!

This time I have created a watercolour look on the gorgeous Calico Craft Parts that was  mainly inspired by the look of the lovely clock face. 

Calico Craft Parts used:

As always I started with priming the wood shapes - this time with a loosely brushed on layer of DecoArt media white Gesso. 

Then I borrowed Kerstin's fabulous idea of building a little shelf for my rabbit to sit on using two of the blank Word Elements - one as the shelf and the other to kind of "squeeze in" the shelf between the ATC frame on top and the Word Element below.

From the Spring themed ATC wood blank I only used the frame and glued that to a Classic MDF Tag instead to its original ATC back panel. As I had "lost" the two tiny flowers at the sides of the ATC frame during gesso-ing, I glued these back in place now before I primed them carefully with white Gesso as well.

At that point I had already glued the ATC frame to the tag and the clock face on top of the ATC frame. The clock hands, screw head and rabbit had to wait until I had finished painting my tag.

I used DecoArt media fluid acrylics Green Gold, Hansa Yellow Light, Cobalt Teal Hue, Phtalo Green-Blue and Naphtal Red Light with loads of spritzed on water to create a watercolour look.

Adding Titanium White, Phtalo Green-Yellow and a mix of the Yellow and Red I painted the tinier shapes using a detail brush. I also added outlines here and there and my "hoppy Easter" quote.

In the top right corner you can see some left overs from used up Mini Wood Shapes sheets - I love to use these for building up layers and stack them where necessary to create more depth and dimension - in this case I stacked two tiny bits to glue the rabbit in place. It was also time to fix the clock hands and screw head to the finished clock face.

Finally I went in with more Hansa Light Yellow, Cobalt Teal Hue and Naphtal Red Light to paint some blossoms and add borders here and there. 


Some detail shots:

and once more the finished

"hoppy Easter" 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Easter is fast approaching and there are loads of gorgeous new
in the Calico Craft Parts online store! 



  1. Such clever combining of the Craft Parts to create your Easter clock. I love the bright, cheerful colours - much needed at the moment!
    Alison x

  2. Beautiful fresh spring colours with a wonderful clock idea! I'm glad I could inspire you with a 3D shelf :-)! Hugs, Kerstin xxx