20 March 2014

Texture crackle

For ages now I've been bugging Vicki to get in some crackle paste and I was overjoyed when she sent me a tub of Golden Crackle Paste. I could not wait to try it out and here is my first project using it. As a lover of texture paste, this didn't let me down at all.

It was surprisingly light and this piece of card I think is only about 200gsm so not heavy mixed media grade at all. I slapped it on and for my first background I wasn't sure how thick I should go with it before it cracked. 

As you can see I was a bit mean in places and didn't spread it thick enough to get even cracking but in the places where I did spread it thicker it worked like a dream.

I left it to dry over night to be sure it would dry thoroughly before I went on to the next stage and when I came back to it the next day I was very surprised to find that even though it felt hard and brittle, it didn't flake off my card even when I bent and flexed it.

I coloured it with Ranger Distress Stain in Picked Raspberry and it wasn't until this point that the cracks really stood out.

I wanted to add an image so I stamped this Prima Bloom Girl stamp onto some tissue and glued it on. In order to add some colour I painted in some of the image with some watered down gesso.

I coloured her in with some Faber Castell Brush Pens and added a script stamp and a few Prima Pebbles to finish off.

Next time I'll layer it a bit thicker to get a better effect and I'll show you here what it looks like.

Have fun

Jaine x


Caroline said...

Fabulous result & fabulous card!! I have tried a few crackle mediums & hard to judge how thick to go, that's the fun of experimenting? Tfs :))

Anonymous said...

I love it! The different textures from the crackle paste look great.

Gez Butterworth said...

Ooh Jaine this is GORGEOUS ♥♥

Love the effect! Gotta get me some crackle paste!