Tuesday, 7 July 2015


Hi Everybody!
Hope you are all well!
Thanks for the nice comments last week.

Just a quick post, the day was too hot and time has just run through my hot and sticky fingers!

I used Michelangelo's wonderful painting as my image as I wanted to use the quote, 'Where hands reach out in friendship, hearts are touched by joy'. I mounted the image onto scrap card and gave it a coat of Deco Art crackle varnish. I surrounded it with a frame made with Golden crackle paste, which I painted with gesso and then distressed with various shades of gold, green and black, adding some perfect pearls for more effect. I wanted to create the effect of an old plaster wall with the painting in the middle. I mounted it all onto peeled Cardboard, painted with gold chalk paint.

Have a great week you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!



  1. A fabulous tag Valerie, the textures are brilliant; the crackles are wonderful! {{Hugs}} :o)

  2. Anonymous07 July, 2015

    Love how you made this, really beuatiful details and crackle. Hugs, Sarah

  3. looks amazing .So vintage ..beautiful tag and quote .
    Hugs Shirley-Anne

  4. wow, this is a powerful piece with the loveliest message. it is really beautiful! xo

  5. A stunning mini artwork Valerie with so much feeling and wonderful textures.

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Fabulous textures and colours. Love the look of it.

  7. This really does look like an old plaster wall - I love the crackles and the color!!! Great tag!!

  8. The textures you created are so perfect for the image you used, and the quote is just lovely. Gorgeous tag.

  9. wow das ist fantastisch - eine wirklich geniale Idee und einfach sagenhaft wie du es umgesetzt hast!!! Das gefällt mir sehr gut!

  10. Hi Valerie - love your artistic tag


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