Saturday, 16 March 2013

Crackled glass bell

I got this glass bell from Melissa Frances as a challenge from Connie at Hobbykunst. "Do what you like with it," she said.. Cool! :)
I immediately thought of a vintage bottle that Wendy Vecchi once made using crackle paint. It's on her blog somewhere.. I decided to use her technique for my glass bell.

First I primed the glass bell with multi medium matte from Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger. If you skip this step, the crackle paint will just fall off if you touch it once it's dry.. So, very important!

Once dry, I gave it a generous coat of Distress Crackle paint - Clear rock candy. Then all I had to do was wait patiently...

Crackles beginning to emerge!

Then, when the crackle paint had done its part, all I had to do was to decorate the now crackled glass bell inside and out!

I made a decoration from different Mathia flowers, which I glued to the base (that I'd painted in a light pink colour) with my glue gun. Once this was set, I fixed the bell to the base and decorated the outside with some pink string, a charm and a bird on top, and some lace on the bottom. I used a textile pearl pen to make some pearls on the lace.

Here's the finished project:

This was a fun project!
It looks quite fancy, but it was SO easy to make! Why don't you try it?

Have a great weekend!
Siv xx


  1. GORGEOUS!!!! Love the crackle!

  2. Here from Tim's link on Twitter.

    Your bell is beautiful. It looks so elegant. You have given me some ideas for a few glass pieces I have laying around.

  3. Saw this on Mario's twitter...Your piece is amazing! Thanks for sharing the "how to".

  4. very nice! this is a fun technique!

  5. This is amazing! Turned out absolutely fabulous. x

  6. Så fin den ble med krakelering!!

  7. This is terrific! THANK YOU! You know if it would be ok to use on a glass light shade (to go on a vanity)?


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