Friday, 2 September 2016

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Letter H

It's the letter H this time around in the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge and so many words to choose from, in contrast to the letter Z, the previous week's task. I've chosen the word hinge from my long list of possible contenders.

I started by painting my postcard with PaperArtsy Fresco paint and then covered it with Crackle Glaze before adding another layer of paint. In the past I've never been very successful with Crackle Glaze but this time it came out pretty well. While it was still a little damp I sanded some of the paint away to give a distressed look. I painted the die-cut hinges and escutcheon black and then embossed with black embossing powder. I found some silver peel-offs which I painted brown and used for the screws. I finished by adding the computer generated dictionary definition.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
PaperArtsy - Inky Pool, Mermaid, Chutney
PaperArtsy - Crackle Glaze
Eco Green Acrylic Paint - Black
Circle peel-offs 
Dictionary definition - computer generated, "Typewriter" font


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is fabulous. Not only is your word unique, your illustration is amazing. I love it all from the way you highlighted the hinges to the beautiful escutcheon just waiting for the key to unlock the mysteries behind the door.

Scrapmate said...

What a wonderful choice of word. I love the door with the peeling paint.

kaybee said...

Nothing like a bit of crackle! Just need to open that door now. :D

Craftyfield said...

Almost a shame not to make a book cover with your piece, the hinges are perfect down to that metallic detail and the crackled wall is yummy (in a crafty way!). Brilliant page, Maggie.

Julia said...

Excellent crackle background. Choosing "Hinge" was inspired, this looks amazing.

hazel said...

A fabulous postcard, the crackle background is amazing and hinge was a great choice of word.
xxx Hazel.

daisy said...

Your crackle background is wonderful & the use of peel-offs truly inspired.
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Mickie said...

Thank you for entering the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge. Good Luck Mickie x

Crafty Claire said...

A fantastic page with a great crackle background, not easy to achieve, well done. The hinges and screws are very convincing xx