1 June 2016

Cracking paint

This month at Country View Crafts Challenge we are looking at crackles - you can use paint, stamps, glue, pastes, glazes, vaseline... the possibilities are endless! I chose to use PaperArtsy's Crackle Glaze which couldn't be easier to use!
I started by putting a layer of blue paint on some thick cardboard:
Then I added an even layer of Crackle Glaze:
Finally an even layer of white paint - the cracks appear before your eyes as it dries!
To finish it I stamped the face and sentiment (I LOVE that sentiment!) and coloured the face with watercolour pencils. I sanded the edges and added Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I really like the way the crackles show through the main image - the face looks like old porcelain. 
I wanted to use the board as part of the cover for my nearly complete journal so I laid a layer of white paint, stamped the images and added very thin layers of translucent Fresco paints so you can still see the images. I gave the whole cover a good sanding.
Then all I had to do was adhere the board to the cover and add some stamping in gold paint for a little 'bling'!
I hope you feel inspired to join in with us this month - we'd love to see your amazing 'cracking' creations!
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11 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is a fab project and love that image against your background x

Helen said...

fantastic work Gabrielle! love your background and the main image. I always talk to myself too!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous crackled background Gabrielle and brilliant use of the stamping, colours and quote. xxx

Jane said...

What a fun piece Gabrielle and I love your crackles. Happy June xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Fantastic project with nice crackles! The face is amazing and the text is so cool!

Hazel Agnew said...

Love this Gabrielle. Great crackle, great stamps and fab colouring! Xx

Craftyfield said...

The quote is funny and so true a lot of the time... Great artwork too, from the background page to the crackled board!

Sue said...

Love it Gabrielle, the quote is brilliant lol xx

rachel said...

beautiful crackling Gabrielle and a very clear tutorial - brilliant xx

Evelyn Walter said...

beautiful project, Gabrielle! Love your crackle background and the use of the stamps is gorgeous!
xx Evelyn

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous page and lovely tag! Love the blue colour under the cracks. xx