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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Working with Antiquing Creams

Hi all,
I've been so busy,lol. On my last few days off work I made a trip to Norwich and went to Hobbycraft to finally get the much needed Ultra matte varnish I needed to be able to work with my DecoArt Antiquing Creams. And what fun it is to experiment with those !
I started on a couple of small items first to see how they turn out and then moved on to the larger bits. I'm still not finished with all the items I want to do, but I thought I post a quick update here.
These used to be plain wood and cardboard surfaces until the transformation started.
First a base coat of acrylic paint. Then some stamping and embossing powder to create texture.
After that it was time to apply the first rub with Antiquing Cream and after drying remove and create the wanted effect with a damp cloth.




Loving the old grungy look !
Next was the drawer storage box and lid of another box . You apply the cream with your fingers , it's a little messy,lol


And the finished result is so worth the work and waiting time in between several coats of cream and varnish .
I have a few more items to do and will show the end result of all when I'm done. Apart from that  I have started a little garden area behind our house. Will take some pics soon.
Until then
Hugs Snowy ;)

3 comments:

smiekeltje said...

Busy as always. That grungy look is lovely.
Pity we are not living real near eachother, then i could give you some cuts and such from plants in my garden, like the sweet woodruff.
Love to see your little garden.
Hug
Kyra

Edna B said...

Your new crafts look quite interesting. I love the new look. Do take photos of your new garden. I can't wait to see what you plant. Well, the guys are here to work on the bathroom. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Phyllis said...

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