Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Masked Layers

 
 
**This post is part of the Crackle Medium promotion fortnight. Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.**
 
Happy Tuesday to everyone. Lots of photos in today's post, so I'll try to keep the words to a minimum.......
 
 
 
Crackle medium, then MS Putty acrylic paint over a dark blue background. Not a good crackle, but I liked the smooth area at the top left.....
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Stamped the Woodware Clear Magic mini flower with Stazon ink, also made a mask of it............
 


 
Masked the mini flower, stamped Woodware 'Georgina' on top...........

 
 
Masked that & stamped a Card-io Collection Greenery 1 stamp with permanent green ink........


 
 
Removed the masks.........
 
 
 
 
Time to start colouring............
 


 


 
I used Promarkers.........
 

 
 
 

 
 
The sentiment is from the Woodware Clear Magic Delicate Daisies stamp set. I added a scribbled border & a Hobby House brad, matted the card onto a square of blue core'dinations, then onto a 7x7 white card blank................
 
 


 
 
Crackle Medium   Wall Stencil  Delicate Daisies  Georgina  Mini FlowersGreenery 1  Putty  Sea Lavender  Stazon Jet Black 
 
 
Thanks for looking. Don't forget the current blog challenge, we would love to see your crackle projects.  Until next time, happy crafting.
 
Kirsten
 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Crackled Mirror


**This post is part of the Crackle Medium promotion fortnight. Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.**

Good morning, it's me again. Can you believe we're past the halfway point in September already?? Today my project is a mirror to show you how well Imagination Crafts' Crackle Medium works on wood. (If you missed my explanation of crackle mediums, you'll find it HERE.)




This is a mirror from that well known Swedish store. Lisa has them for sale at her monthly workshops. I firstly painted it with a few coats of Martha Stewart Sea Lavender & Blue Sky acrylic paints, then applied the crackle medium..........




I didn't apply enough CM the first time.................




So I applied more & got a wonderful mix of cracks..........


 
 

I stamped the Woodware Clear Magic Delicate Daisies stamp with Onyx Black Versafine, heat set with clear EP & coloured the flowers with  Promarkers. Because some of the cracks were quite big I wondered about the paint peeling off the wood, so I sealed it by bushing on a mixture of Indigo Blu Slap It On & water & leaving it to dry overnight..............


 
 
Crackle Medium    Delicate Daisies Blue Sky   Sea Lavender   IndigoBlu Slap It On - Matte     VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black      WA01 Clear Gloss
 
Until next time, happy crafting & don't forget to leave a comment.
 
Kirsten

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Live, Laugh, Love


**This post is part of the Crackle Medium promotion fortnight. Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.**
 
Good morning, I hope everyone's have a nice weekend. Here's another of my crackle medium samples. For an explanation of crackle mediums, see my post from Tuesday.

 
 
 My background was a square of Imagination Crafts' Damask Swirl satin card, which I painted with MS Pollen acrylic paint after the crackle medium was dry...........

 
 
When that layer was dry I brushed it with thin layers of Imagination Crafts' Bronze Brocade Silkies, first with a damp paintbrush, then with a dry brush.......... 

 
 
 I applied MS Beetle Black paint with a stencil brush through the TCW Live, Love, Laugh 6x6 stencil.............

 


 
I matted the top layer onto black card, then onto a 7x7 white card blank & finished with a few adhesive gems.


 
 
Crackle Medium    Silkies Bronze Brocade    Damask Swirl - Lilac   TCW Live Love Laugh    Beetle Black   Pollen          Stencil Brushes   Gold Line Artist Brush
 
Thanks for visiting the blog today, don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. See you on Tuesday.
 
Kirsten

 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

More with Flower Fields....

**This post is part of the Crackle Medium promotion fortnight. Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.**


Morning all,
Wishing you all a happy Saturday and restful weekend......

Following on from Wednesday's post with the crackle heart pictured below, I thought that I would show you a card that I made using the same stamp Flower Fields from Stampendous....I love this little stamp it is so versatile and I love the way that you can paper piece it or even build up the layers and decoupage it......


For the card below I used one of the Imagination Backgrounds Papers and painted the Imagination Crafts Crackle Medium straight on top of it and then dried it with a heat tool and then added some white acrylic paint on top and let it crackle, I never tire of watching this process...it's magic every time....




Like the heart, I then stamped the Flower Fields image with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and then heat embossed with Wow Clear Embossing Powder. I then repeated this process on a pece of card from the gorgeous Creative Expressions Teresa Collins Designer Pad, I adore this pad with its tiny ditsy patterns......



I then cut them out and paper pieced them on to the main stamped image on my crackle background.
I added a little pear green Promarker to the leaves and then matted and layered and did a ribbon tie off wrap around using Seam Binding Ribbon to finish off.....

I think you will agree that it looks totally different done in other colours and as a solid background.....

That is all from me for now, back to the wedding preparations ;0) ........

Big hugs Lisa B x

Flower Fields  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black  Seam Binding Ribbon

Crackle Medium  Damask Swirl - Lilac Creative Expressions  WA01 Clear Gloss 160ml