Monday, 9 March 2015

Crackle Week!

Hello, its a week of crackle treatments for our chipboard this week!  There are many ways to achieve this look and I have gone down the old route of using just acrylic paint and PVA glue on my Arch.  We have just started to stock *DECOART MEDIA PAINTS* and having given them a little road test I have to say that they are incredible!!!  The depth of pigment is amazing and just one coat of the *fluid Acrylics* covers the greyboard...very impressive!

I coated *Titanium White* over the outer arch.  The next stage has to be done fairly quickly for it to work so gather 2 fairly wide brushes and your mediums.  Cover over the white with a thin PVA (you can water it down a little if its the thick kind) and quickly fill your brush with acrylic (I chose *carbon black*) and gently swipe the brush over the still wet glue.  Watch the magic happen!!!!

The Background has been painted with a mix of *cobalt turquoise, dioxazine purple & primary magenta*  I over stamped using Stazon.  The image has been watercoloured, cut out and added with foam tape.  The little butterfly, from a grab bag, has been given the same treatment as the back of the arch.  Here is what I used:

Arch - large straight edged... 

If you fancy having a play with some crackle this week then why not link your work to could win a prize!  Details on a separate page at the top of this blog.
Thank you for looking today, Karen xxx


Dana Tatar said...

Gorgeous! I love the crackle finish and the purple!

Dawn said...

WOW missus, this is stunning. Beautiful work my lovely x x x x x

Carol Plume said...

what a fab arch - loving the colour ways xx