Thursday, 16 June 2016

Rainbow star plaques

Today I am revisiting a project I did last year - creating my star plaques - I make quite a few of these for our pop up craft shop and the occasionally craft fair. This time I thought I would do a bright version. (You can see the original version here).
I took 2 plaques (6x3") and randomly added distress paints. I start with a brush but end up applying with my finger!
Once dry I wanted to crackle them - so added some Deco Art Weathered wood. A thin layer - using a credit card.
Normally at this stage - once dry - you quickly add the top layer of paint. Not quite sure what went wrong this time but when I added my top layer the crackles were not forming as I wished so wiped most of it away - resulting in two differing results. I quite like them - you can still the crackles - one very subtle - the other more like peeling paint.
My stars are created with greyboard - as thick as the bigz die will take! Again I created random colours on the board - using distress paints - but this time with a little marbling and drying between colours.
 Once dry I cut my stars using the Big Shot.
My words this time were computer generated, but I often use chit chat stickers. I also added some glitter to one of the plaques this time.
 I glue them on and then add glossy accents. When dry I adhere to the plaque with glossy accents. I add stickles around the edges.
The seam binding was coloured with distress stains.


  1. I bet these are great little sellers with such beautiful layers and effects xxx

  2. Blovely, bright, decorative... Love the design and that you added stickles to the edges.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica...

  3. both of these are beautiful, Nikki, but my favorite is the one on the right. Love that peeled paint look, and the glitter is a perfect foil to all that crackle. Love these! Hugs!

  4. These are great! Would be fab for a 'just teen'.

    Lesley Xx

  5. These are great! Would be fab for a 'just teen'.

    Lesley Xx