Tuesday, February 16, 2021


Creating a crackled & distressed finish using school glue | www.onthecreekblog.com

How to create a crackle/distressed finish using school glue!

One of my favorite things to do is make something new look like something old.

In the past, I've used a weathered crackle glaze to give an aged/distressed look.  Then, when I was browsing on Pinterest one day, I saw that school glue could be used to make a distressed/crackle look.

I tried the technique over the summer & had great results.  Recently, I wanted to make a name sign for our foster kiddo's room.  I decided to use the glue distressing technique on the letters for his name.  Since he's in foster care, I can't share his full name, but I used one of the letters to show you the distressing technique.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021


Life Lately - January 2021 | www.onthecreekblog.com

A life update for January 2021!

I thought it would be fun to bring back my 'Life Lately' posts in 2021!  I really missed writing them & having something to look back on.

This year, I'm combining my 'Life Lately' posts with my 'Link Love' posts to make one monthly post.

Let's get started! 

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