Monday, 1 September 2014

Imagination Crafts September project

Hi All

Here's my 1st September project for Imagination Crafts - Iv'e made a wall-hanging for Christmas using the MDF shapes from Imagination Crafts.

This project features a new technique that Iv'e come up with - If you spread Sparkle medium onto an MDF shape - then when dry, paint it over with Silkies and use a heat gun to heat it up, the paint bubbles leaving a fantastic raised surface on your project. I recommend doing this in a well ventilated room though. 

For this project I painted the base and top of the MDF frame with Chalk white paint then when dry, added a thick layer of Crackle Medium. When this layer was dry I over-painted with Jet Black paint and it then crackled as you can see here on the left. The base was painted in reverse so that the white shows through. 

I added a stamped sentiment and some holly painted with Silkies to the middle and stencilled over the whole frame with the Flourish Stencil and silver and purple Sparkle Medium.

I cut out some Holly leaves and painted them with Silkies to for the bottom right of the frame.  

With Christmas not too far away, these frames from Imagination Crafts make lovely presents and something people can keep year after year.  

Products used

MDF Frame - Dove
Sparkle Medium - Silver  and Amethyst


  1. Another gorgeous wall hanging Christine, love the crackle you have created.
    Linda xxx

  2. Gorgeous love the idea with the tree fab xxx

  3. this is wonderful Christine - fab technique too - must try this! Hugs rachel x

  4. Hi Christine, loving this. Great technique, very effective. Love the crackle background.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. Beautiful, Christine, I love how the Crackle has worked here, hugs hun xxx

  6. Sweet little wall hanging! I love the texture & the colours!
    Dawn xx

  7. Stunning effects !! Looks Ab Fab x