Thursday 17 September 2015

Birds of a Feather

Today I am showcasing the fabulous BIRDS OF A FEATHER stamp set from Artistic Outpost.
The background has been created with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints. I applied Mocha Mousse as my base coat, dried with a heat tool, applied the Crackle Glaze again dried with my heat tool (to a matt finish) and then applied the top coat of Mermaid and the paint crackles almost immediately. Before the paint was completely dry I sanded some areas to add to the aged feel.
I painted a piece of white card with Mermaid Fresco Finish Paint, dried with a heat too and then stamped the wonderful focal image with Potting Soil Archival Ink. I also added a touch of text background stamping using the background stamp from the Birds of a Feather stamp set.  I added a good coat of Clear Rock Candy on the top to add cracks of differing sizes and then rubbed over the cracks with DecoArt Raw Umber Antiquing Cream, wiping away the excess with a damp piece of kitchen towel.
I applied the Clear Rock Candy in different thicknesses to add differing sized crackles to the stamped area.
I cut two banners from white card, painted them with Mermaid paint, coloured the edges of each banner with Potting Soil Archival Ink and then stamped the text 'Birds' and 'feather' using the sentiment stamp from the stamp set.
I added touches of metal elements, including corners coloured with Rust Alcohol Ink, a brass birdhouse charm and jump rings added randomly to the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Astrid Maclean said...

The crackles background looks amazing and love what you did with that lovely bird stamp!!

Yvonne said...

Wow I love everything about this Tracy - it's wonderful xxx

Candy C said...

I totally love your background! It so looks like chipped paint on an old weathered wooden wall. I love it and the colors you used! I also love this stamp set and how you have used the images. The added bits of metal are wonderful embellishments.

Words and Pictures said...

Brilliant crackle double - the weathered paint in the background and the porcelain crackle on the central panel... I love the little metal accents, and wonderful work with your favourite (?!) AO stamps.
Alison xx

SueC said...

Fabulous card Tracy , love the crackled background ! This set is definitely one of my favourites. Sue C x

Juliz Design Post said...

Totally in love with this card Tracy, your crackles and weathered background suit your stamp so well.
Julie x

A Pink said...

Love the crackle background panel and the colours you have chosen Tracy - PA crackle glaze is one of my faves . Lovely embellishnments too to compliment ya chosen stamp. x

Unknown said...

Fabulous card, Tracy! It's rustic and beautiful and I just love it!! XOXO-Shari

Corrie Herriman said...

This is beautiful, Tracy. Love the bits of metal and the crackle !
Corrie x

Anonymous said...

As they say, it is in the details.
The differing crackles, fabulous and I adore the bunting and also the use of the jump rings.
A gorgeous card in such beautiful colours.

Elly said...

Stunning card, Tracy. Very much successful ♥

Unknown said...

Soooooo lovely Tracy. Let's see - it's all wonderful but... love the copper look of the rust alcohol ink on your metals - just gives the piece the perfect accents. The crackle is places in just the right places and love the way you used the little banners. Great inspiration! j.