"Share your crackled projects - whether your crackle is stamped, painted, texture paste or any other kind of crackle."
Please remember to be a winner of Pinworthy mention your project must be in a vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial or steampunk style.
I opted for a clean and simple design this time around to show that even the simplest of designs can include crackle; adding wonderful texture to a piece of work.
I began by stamping my sentiment with Watering Can Archival Ink, drying with a heat tool to prevent any smudging and then placing a bauble stencil over the text. Securing in place with low tack around all sides of the stencil.
I then pressed the Broken China Distress Inkpad onto a piece of acetate and then spritzed with water.
Place the acetate over the bauble and smoosh the ink over the aperture area using your fingers. Using acetate in this way or recycled packaging means that you can place the ink exactly where you need it.
Dry the ink with a heat tool.
Repeat the same process with Dusty Concord to add a second layer of colour and then dry with a heat tool.
Apply Broken China Distress Ink around the edges of the bauble for definition using a piece of Cut 'n' Dry Foam.
Remove the stencil. I love how the text is still visible below all the ink.
Apply a layer of DecoArt Crackle Glaze over the top of the bauble and allow to dry completely.
Apply DecoArt Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream over the top of the crackle, applying with a finger.
Remove any excess Antiquing Cream with a baby wipe and then apply a coat of Matt Medium to seal.
I made several of these cards at the same time, adding crackle to some and not to others for variety.
The crackle adds fantastic texture to the design and I love how the two colours blend beautifully together.
I added a matt of card coloured with Dusty Concord Distress Ink to coordinate with my design.
I added a sentiment using Tim Holtz stamps, stamped with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and then dried with my heat tool.A Vintage Journey for more details. I am looking forward to seeing your entries this month and how you are inspired.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x