I had lofty ambitions for my first Creative Expressions DT piece! I took my inspiration from those old french porcelain plaques that I see in small antique shops that are always just out of my price range! These plaques are very 'clean' so that the sentiment really stands out. I
had seen a blog post from Shelly Hickox and I knew that I could make my own plaque that was definitely in budget! I cut a plaque from grungeboard with my trusty Vagabond and covered it in Picket Fence Crackle Paint although any colour would work brilliantly!
It is really important that you try and get an even coat so that your cracks are of an even appearance - I'm not brilliant at this, but then I'm hopeless at icing a cake! Then, when it was all crazed, which took no time at all, I used Jet Black Archival Ink for the sentiment which was
from the 'Wrinkles Don't Hurt' stamp set and Black Soot Distress Ink on the edges. I then covered it clear embossing ink and a coat of clear UTEE (repeat for a super shiny finish!) I then added some embellishments, eyelets and a chain just like some of the plaques I had seen! I hope when visitors come and see this piece they'll have a chuckle that something so 'old' has such a funny message! I hope you have a go at this technique - it was such a lot of fun! Gabrielle x