Friday, 12 April 2013
I Love to Crackle!!
Anyways I have been doing my entry for the T!m Holtz 12 tags of 13 and he uses so much stuff which I simply do not have or cannot afford - so I have had to put my own spin on it - I am sure that
T!m does'nt object to a bit of creativity!
I am going bananas for something I used to do years ago - crackle glaze - ooooo I really love it all over again.
Here is my entry:-
I have used the new MDF Pocket Watch Frames for Rob www.mdfman.co.uk - and the backing containing the stuff is greyboard.
First off everything was sealed using DecoArt Multi Purpose Sealer - then everything was painted
with Titanium Snow White now everything has a good base for me to "play".
I used DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in Crystal Green, Ice Blue and Bronze blending them carefully
but ensuring they didnt mix to form mud. It doesnt take a few moments and you do get a great
effect with them.
For the back I added the Distress Stain in Forest Moss just blob it on -
Gives a nice finish and you can see the Patina effect with the Dazzling Metallics a little better on the above picture.
Then on the frame only I used DecoArt One Step Crackle which is my total fave at the moment - then
whilst it was still wet (and I always am very liberal with the glaze) I sprinkled on Mona Lisa Gold Powder (sigh!). Now the powder will absorb some of the glaze and will give a wider crackle -
it looks so good as well.
Then I began adding the bits and bobs - I wanted an industrial feel to it so used stickers from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found Salvage Sticker collection, old jewellery (of course!), a dragonfly and parts from an old clock which I have stripped down and still using! Look carefully and you will see an old fuse and an earring back!
I need to go and pay a visit to some of you guys as I have been quiet of late - so expect a visit!
thanks for looking and have a great weekend!