Saturday, 26 October 2019

Crackle Week - Nikki K

Morning all,

It's my turn for the Crackle week post, hope you've enjoyed everyone's inspiration this week.

I took one of Di's fab Ring Binders, and painted it first in Everlasting Chalk Paint.  I then added a layer of Americana Chalk Crackle, which only works with the chalk paints.  But instead of doing a different colour for the top layer..  I did a 'same colour' crackle, so Everlasting over the top again.  This still gives a crackle, but more of a subtle texture than contrast.

When the crackle had dried, I added black modelling paste through the Suit's stencil, which I love. I covered the front and back, but left the edges. I then added a wash of Cadmium Red Hue inside and out.  This gave a sheen on top of the black modelling paste, as well as seeping into some of the crackle, and leaving other spaces whiter.

I felt it was bright at this point, and I wanted a darker, more sinister look, for a sort of 'dark Alice in Wonderland' feel.  So I added Black Antiquing Cream and wiped back in places.  I gave a plaster heart the same treatment, red paint then antiquing cream.  I also dry brushed Interference Gold paint to give a sheen.

The whole binder was given a coat of Matte Varnish, to seal the Antiquing Cream and protect it.

I also made a plaque in the same way, with a Tando greyboard square I had, and a plaster skull.

Hope this gives you some ideas,

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Tando Creative
Ring Binder
Greyboard Pieces (Plaque)
Suits Stencil

DecoArt Paints:
Everlasting Chalk Paint
Americana Chalk Crackle
Cadmium Red Hue Media
Black Antiquing Cream
Ultra Matte Varnish
Interference Gold Media
Quinacridone Gold (on plaque)
Raw Umber (on plaque)

Skull from own Mold
Heart Clock from Stamperia Mold


Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

This is jaw dropping gorgeous!

Jan said...

Nikki. Please respond to my messages about the paintbrushed