Hello friends, I hope you're all well, feeling über creative and crafty....!
It feels like such a long time since my last DT blog, but it's only been a few weeks!
Well, it's my turn to show my work for Roc Nicholas' Design Team today.
For this piece, I wanted to try out different crackle pastes to see how good the results were on a couple of different papers.
I started by using a piece of watercolour card and selecting a few spray inks to use on it. I wet the paper with water, which lets the inks blend much better. I used a combination of Dylusions and Tim Holtz Distress Sprays, which are my favourites sprays.
The paper has to be thoroughly dry before you attempt any sort of crackle effect. I chose a stencil with various sizes of circles on (I have a pretty serious obsession with circular stamps and stencils - I just love them!) and applied Tim Holtz' Crazing medium through the stencil, then left it to dry again. You shouldn't use a heat tool with most crackle mediums.
I stamped the bunny onto another piece of watercolour card which had a different type of crackle glaze on it. Unfortunately, the photos don't show the crackles very well. I had to leave the bunny to dry overnight because I applied a thick layer of Finnabairs Clear Crackle to it in order to get larger cracks.
To turn my bunny into a 'Bucking Bronco', I stamped out 'Nina' by Magda Polakow (stampotique) to sit on him.
Finally, to finish my card off, I stamped out 'Squiggle Arms' and 'Scalloped Lace Border' both by Roc Nicholas (Stampotique) and coloured them all in using watercolour paints.
I was quite pleased with how well everything crackled, because I must admit, it never usually works for me. The best and easiest product I used was Tim Holtz' Crazing Medium. It's pretty much foolproof, dries quickly and by using Tim's 'Distress Crayons' they enhance the colour and crackles perfectly.
I hope you like this. I enjoyed making it and playing around with different mediums.
The stamps I used were all by Stampotique.
- Scalloped lace border and
Are all by Roc Nicholas
- Nina by Magda Polakow
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