Wednesday, 30 April 2014

WOYWW #256 : What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday

Hi Bloggies another week on my desk and desks throughout the world, brought to you by our host Julia at the Stamping Ground.

And this is my desk today.
Not much change there, just enough space to work, well! how much space do you need lol!

Been working on a Paper Mache letter.

Other than that you can see the usual collection of craft equipment, like, glue/glues, trays for embossing, baby wipes, embossing ink pad, heat resistant mat, double sided tape, dies, ink pads, acrylic blocks, you've seen it all before probably on hundreds of desks. These are things we cannot manage without.

And so to the project for this week.
After covering the letter with gesso, I painted it all over with EcoGreen Raspberry acrylic paint and then added crackle glaze and allowed it to dry.

Next add the top coat in this case Sand and watch the magic happen!
I can't help it I still love to see the cracking appear lol!

Gorgeous effect.

Decided to cut out and attach stars for the back.

And then started stamping the flowers, 'Punky Flowers' by Chocolate Baroque, first on cream card.

This is a paper I made some weeks earlier using the Gelli Plate.
I stamped the flowers here too.

I stamped some of the flowers directly onto the letter, cut out some of the flowers from the patterned paper and attached them to the stamped images.

And this is where I am at the moment.
Will post the completed letter tomorrow.
Hope you will pop over to some of the other workdesks as I am sure they will have exciting things on the go.
Happy Crafting,
Angela x


  1. Love the hot pink crackles under the white. And I agree, crackling is like magic and fun to watch!

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #39

  2. The letter your decorating is coming along nicely . I like the distress crackle look. Happy woyww Jill #18

  3. Angela I am with you I love watching the crackling appear too. your project looks wonderful, thank you for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 47
    Happy WOYWW

  4. Magic!! Make sure you show us the finished project. Hugs, Chris # 15

  5. Hi Angela, I love the base colour on the 'G' and it looks wonderful with the crackles. Really looking forward to seeing the finished article now! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. I love that crackle paint I tried to paint a wall once in it and learned it's better for smaller pieces just doesn't have the right look on a wall :) The deep red looks wonderful underneath.
    It is a mixed blessing to have a craft store so close, I want to go and check it out 2nd I know I have to behave :)
    hugs Nikki 7

  7. I understand your love of crackle effects. That pink under sand looks great, as do your flowers.
    Happy Wednesday
    Hettie 79

  8. Oh wow! that is so pretty. thank you for your visit. Karen #30

  9. Love the crackle effect on your 'G' (even though I did read it as ' added sand and waited for the magic to happen' omitting the line about crackle glaze - doh). Those Baroque flowers are yummy but I really must stop obsessing over flowers LOL. Thanks for your earlier visit! Cindy #51

  10. I love that letter, Angela, especially with the crackle glaze, which is an effect I really like. One day I want to make a whole series of letters to decorate my ARTHaven. Thanks for your visit and your nice comment, and I'm glad you like my desk. It's a rail with rings and clips where I hang all my rubber stamps, each in an individual bag with its original label inside so I know where I got it from. I got the idea on Pinterest and it's generated lot of comments on WOYWW this week!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #28

  11. Your letter is beautiful with the crackle and flowers! Hope you have a great WOYWW!
    Carol N #76

  12. Lots going on here. I'm lucky if I can find a space on my desk! thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
    Robyn 34

  13. hi Angela sorry never got back to anyone yesterday thank you for visiting an d yes I would love to do ATC swap my email address is artyandreac@gmail,com drop me a note and I will send you my address details vice -versa . great project i love the crackle glaze and fab flower background created on the gelli plate ..that is an ace stamp ..and I love the colour ..thanks for sharing your artistic talents... I have crackle glaze not brave enough to try it yet you may just have inspired me have a fab week crafty hugs Andrea #1

  14. Loving your monogram G, I was a bit surprised at the raspberry colour then you put the magic stuff on and crackled it and wow.. fabby indeed! Have just seen the finished article on your latest post, it is lovely. Annette #6

  15. I spy a Versafine pad...I know what that is now, after my experiments at Julia's! Love that initial G you're working on, it's really interesting to see the stages and how it progresses. Thank you for doing that!
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

  16. Just stunning and glad I arrived a day late so I got to see the follow-up post as well! It looks gorgeous. Thanks for the how-to as well and Happy (day late) WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (8)

  17. Love the paper you made with the Gelli Plate! Thanks for dropping by earlier,
    RosA # 10

  18. saw project finished above so know how lovely it is well done, Angela and thanks for joining my blog have returned the compliment.. and will try remember to link over next post happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #50

  19. It was nice to see the work you added to the letter after you wrote this post. It is wonderful. Happy belated WOYWW wishes from #2.

  20. Super "G", I've got one of those made for me in a SWAP. Thanks for your visit this week, sorry I'm late replying, lost the reason to live this week and really struggling :( BJ#53


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