Amazing creative goodness was going on, what's wonderful about doing mini's is that you don't have be afraid to try out new things. Like the covers after watching Marion doing the crackle technique I knew I had to try this out. And yes crackling it's addictive, who know adding this medium and a little paint would give such an oldie feel to your creations.
My little tip is don't give up I think I crackled the front cover like four times before getting the effect I wanted. Then I decided I wanted to create a window in the little pretty frame on the cover, I used some heavy duty wire mesh I had laying around my studio. It worked out perfectly and so adorable for the rustic look (that was my substitute for chicken wire).
My little mini turned into a chunky little piece of heaven filled with vintage trims, vintage buttons, burlap, muslin, paper doilies and shipping tags. Below is my video showing the whole mini, hope you enjoy.