Karen Clare Circle cluster plaque Hochanda Sample

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Today I am sharing a blog post from DT member Karen Clare. This is one of the beautiful samples that was taken to Hochanda recently.

She has created a quick step by step photo tutorial:

Circle cluster plaque

Today I’m sharing the techniques I used to create the decorative circle cluster plaque.

Starting with the medium long plaque and one of the circle clusters.


 The circle cluster just shouted out to be filled with various buttons, beads and glitters.

After priming the plaque and the circle cluster with white gesso I used a favourite distress technique.

This simply used the scourer part of a washing up sponge to “dry brush” a couple of colours of DecoArt chalky finish paints firstly in Yesteryear then Relic.

It’s a technique I use and teach frequently and produces great results for distressing effects.



To read the rest of the tutorial and for more photos, visit Karens blog HERE

What a fab project 🙂

You can check out more of the DT’s samples in the album section of the Samantha K mixed Media FB group




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