August 04, 2010

i swear...

...that Wednesday's are coming around faster and faster...here we are again! as usual...i'm joining Julia and half of blogland in WOYWW...check here if by any chance you've been hiding under a rock and not discovered this phenomenon yet!

well, here is my workdesk this morning...a picture frame i've just about finished altering...a pile of papers on the left which is prep for an upcoming class...and on the right...my trusty cup of cammomile and spearmint tea...i can't function without that! you may notice its in a new mug tho :0)

here's a little close~up of the fabby new technique i've discovered by accident...firstly i flooded the glass channel with alcohol ink...left it to dry and then painted over it with Distress paint...look how the lovely cranberry ink has seeped through and made gorgeous crackes and patterns in the old paper paint...i've also sprinkled in a little green glitter for added bling! cool, huh? ;0)


and the little mirror shapes i've simply painted with alcohol ink...and embellished with a few pearls...what was once a rather modern and minimalist looking frame...now fits beautifully into my shabby chic design scheme!

thanks to everyone who drops by...its great to have you with me...and do leave a comment so i can pop over and see you :0)
ttfn

26 comments:

Wipso said...

Lovely to see waht your making. Thanks for sharing it.
A x

Artyjen said...

Great crackle effect :) love last weeks wine crate too
xoxo Sioux

JaneH said...

Love that glass-crackle technique! So creative.

Emilie said...

This look gorgeous already! Love the cracked paint effect!

Kathleen said...

I love what you've done with the frame, the crackle effect is beautiful, thanks for sharing the technique. You are a very creative person.

Rosie said...

Cor that's a gorgeous mug - wonder what nice kind talented person gave you that??? You're doing great work with that mirror - is it for your house or your mum's???

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, that's a gorgeous frame and that technique is so COOL! Thanks for sharing what you're up to and very nice it is too.

2Angels said...

Oooh that is gorgeous! I really love the crackle effect! :)

Sue said...

Hi Alix
gorgeous picture frame luv the crackle on it, fabulous work, have great day, sue,x

Lizzybobs said...

loving this thanks for sharing :o)

misteejay said...

Just love that crackle - fab colours.

Toni :o)

Sid said...

Fab technique.....yet another one for me to try !!

Helen said...

I love the frame, its fantastic.

JoZart said...

That is a gorgeous crackle effect.. .well done you and thanks for sharing.
Jo x

Sheila said...

Lovely mirror. Crafting with a cup of tea -- just fab.

Heather x said...

Its beautiful honey :0)The best techniques are always the ones we discover by accident :0)
*hugs* Heather x

jonaks said...

its lovely!

Phree said...

Gorgeous work on that mirror, enjoyed snooping even if I am a day late!

alexa said...

That's absolutely stunnning! What a great effect!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

hmmmm that looks like a technique I couldplay with :D
Love it :D
J xx

Darcy said...

gorgeous, I love the pink and green sides, very effective. I love it when experiments work out so well.

Julia Dunnit said...

You're too clever; I wouldn't have thought of going that route at all -the alcohol inks yes, but not the distress paint - too scarey! Let us see it in situ won't you?

Bubbles said...

That frame is just so gorgeous! Would look amazing with the colour scheme in my dining room *lol*

TinaB said...

Great space!! Sorry I am so late posting xx I would love you to pop to my blog for a chance to win my candy :0) It's Here

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's awesome when you find a new technique just by playing around. Really, really lovely results all the way around. I know I'm late, but happy belated WOYWW.

Serendipity Stamping said...

You have made this mirror so gorgeous. The crackle gives it a great look.