Monday 27 April 2015

Decoart Crackle Paste ATC - De Stempelwinkel and a Shabby Box

Morning all.
I'm sharing over at De Stempelwinkel.
Jetske has just got several of the Decoart Media mediums in stock and I have been playing with the Crackle Paste and Antiquing Creams to come up with a steam punk ATC.
If you have time it would be lovely to see you over there and if you have time you can check out our latest challenge theme on our new challenge blog.
I am also sharing this little shabby chic box I painted using the Decoart Chalk Paint and Stencils.

For the last few months I have been busy shabby chicing loads of things as I have taken the plunge and opened a stand at the new Christchurch Emporium in Dorset
It opened last weekend and it was amazing to see the number of people that turned up on opening day. I was back there this weekend and this is one of the new pieces I added. I picked the box up a few weeks ago and it was beautiful but just plain wood.
I used Decoarts Chalk Paint 'Vintage' and gave the box a couple of coats to get a nice even coat.Using a sanding block and medium grade paper I distressed the box and finished by give a final sanding with some fine grade paper.
Using 'Relic' the stencilling was added and then sanded back to make it look distressed. The box was finished with a couple of coats of satin varnish.
Ill be sharing more pics of the stand soon. xx
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Loving your wooden ATC Mark, you ALWAYS get amazing crackle, am still trying to achieve larger cracks as mine seem to be very small. Practice etc etc...

    BEAUTIFUL wooden box, great stressing and my favourite colours, Relic is an amazing colour. Good Luck with your new venture :-) x

    1. Thank you x, have you tried applying the paste thicker? The thicker the paste etc the bigger the cracks x

  2. that box is fab, i have a big crate that I am wanting to alter, but i just keep looking at it, maybe i will get it done after seeing this amazing box x

  3. Mark, what a beautiful chest! I am sure this will sell fast!
    Your ATC holds many interesting layers- off to check it out! xo