I had completely forgotten about it. However I had gone onto Tesco Direct to get a new duvet (mine is fit for compost) and if you spent more than £20 on qualifying items then you got £5 off with a particular code. I think it ends in a week or two, but I suspect that these sort of offers are like buses - there will always be another one along soon. Regardless, I bought what I was buying anyway and with the £5 I bought a pretty mug for myself and a picture frame for a lovely card that DH likes, so that we could get it up on the wall and enjoy it. Here is the frame.
Image taken from the Tesco website - it is only £2 and I am sure we will find a picture of bear to fill it
Of course the picture is too big for the frame. I had a quick look around online and it turns out the picture is a non standard size. Darn it.
Then I remembered the YouTube video. I would need tester pots of emulsion paint, crackle glaze, varnish and two canvases - one to practice on! It may still all go wrong as I am not used to paint and I am not confident. Besides, I have eleventy ten projects outstanding and there would be no point even thinking about doing it until bear is back at school and I have so much I want to do then anyway...
I'm sitting on my hands. However I hope the links are of interest to anyone thinking of doing similar.