Cracklin’ Rose Tag by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I’m very pleased to be able to show you my first creation with That’s Crafty’s own brand of stamps designed by our very own Donna Gray. I know you’ll love the images as they’re true to Donna’s quirky style and of course, they stamp beautifully too!


Scrap of Ribbon


First give the tag a coat of gesso and when this has dried follow up with a coat of the sap green fluid acrylic paint. This will be the undercoat for the crackle paint so it needs to be quite dark.

Now for the crackle coat. I wanted a pale green to contrast with my rose so I mixed a little of the green gold fluid acrylic into the crackle paint having put a blob on a ceramic plate. I then brushed the paint on quite thickly until the tag was covered. It isn’t necessary to over-work it as it gives great texture if you treat it like rough icing!

You now have to leave it to dry, preferably overnight. This is what I did and next morning was completely stunned by the amount of crackle on my tag. If you haven’t yet tried the DecoArt crackle paint I can highly recommend it as it gives the most amazing crackle I’ve ever seen! Here’s a close-up to show you what I mean.

Stamp the rose and leaf on stamping card with the dark green ink and heat emboss with the clear powder. Paint with the iridescent red and green paints. This gives a lovely sheen to the images. Cut them both out and add to the tag with foam tape.

To finish, stamp the text on a scrap of card with the green ink and clear emboss as before. Trim with scissors to a panel with curved edges and colour with paint or ink – I used a pearly paint from my stash. Tie some ribbon through the top and you’re done.

We have a new challenge for you today at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog so don’t forget to check it out at 8am to see how you can win a great prize just for entering.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Love this Fliss. The gorgeous crackle offsets the delicacy of the flower so beautifully. Lx

  2. I love this too Fliss, it's such a delicately beautiful tag you've created
    Donna xx

  3. This is lovely ad really shows of that smashing flower, some awesome crackle there too.

  4. Brilliant backdrop for Donna's rose
    Amanda x

  5. Great backdrop Fliss and love how you've coloured the flower as a complete contrast. Lou x


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