Thursday, 4 June 2015

It's A Love Thing by Debs Wainwright

We are delighted to announce that Debs Wainwright is joining our Design Team.
Welcome aboard Debs! :-)

Hi everyone Debs here, I'm so excited and very honoured to be sharing my very first post as part of the That’s Crafty Design Team.

This is what I did. 

I tore up some background papers and laid them out on the canvas. 

When I was happy I stuck them down overlapping.

Once the canvas was dry I applied Crackle Paste through a heart stencil randomly over the surface and then left it to dry.  

I stuck on some lace and pearls and while they were drying, moved onto the MDF heart and sentiment. 

I painted both with Crackle Paint and left it all to dry overnight. 

I applied spray paint in several colours randomly over the canvas, making sure to darken the lace.

Below you can see how the colour has seeped into the cracks.

I took two small wooden frames and painted both with Crackle Paint and once dry rubbed Burnt Umber Antiquing Cream into the cracks. This was then wiped back off.

I added some flowers leaves and twigs from my stash. First though, I painted the centres of the flowers with silver as well as touching the tips of the flowers with my brush. I edged the leaves in silver too so they looked like they belonged on the canvas. 

What I used

DecoArt Products:

Crackle Paste  

Crackle Paint  

Media Fluid in Translucent White 

Antiquing Cream in Raw Umber 

Metallic Lustre in Silver Spark

Prima Products:
Color Bloom Spray Mists - Cotton Candy 
                             Pressed Petal 
                             Berry Wine 
                             Worn Leather 

My stash - MDF pieces ribbons and lace

I hope you like the canvas. See you all soon.

Debs xxx


  1. Welcome to the team and such a scrummy debut piece, love it!
    Amanda x

  2. Fabulous project Debs, and congrats!!

  3. Congratulations! This is gorgeous debs!

    Lucy x

  4. Welcome to the TC!DT, Debs :-) Love your wonderfully textured romantic canvas.

  5. Ooh this is wonderful Debs, stunning debut! Lovely to have you here sharing your beautiful works of art :)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  6. Yay! Great to have you on the team Debs! A fantastic debut piece, great crackle!
    Alison xxx

  7. Congratulations Debs!! And this canvas is sooooooooooooooo pretty - love the background and colors - what a great example of your wonderful creative spirit. Looking forward to enjoying so much more inspiration from you! j.

  8. Debs, wonderful to read that you are on the team!
    A fabulous project, really like the use of the torn papers and the lovely crackle.
    So looking forward to your future projects.

  9. Many Congratulations, Debs, This is a really beautiful first project. I love those crackle hearts. xxx

  10. A huge welcome to the team Debs and a really stunning first creation so choc full of detail and love the shabby chic look. Fabulous!
    Fliss xx

  11. Congratulations, Deborah, this is great project and gorgeous. xxx


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