Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Crackle medium, marry me please!

So lately, I've been watching technique videos and live shows. I think I've decided to challenge myself to try a new technique every week. Well yesterday, I tried crackle medium for the first time. I've used crackle paint before, but never crackle medium. And boy, was it awesome!! I did all of the steps and when it came down to just watching it crack, I stared at it for a good 15 minutes just in awe. It's really awesome stuff!

Anyways, to the project. You know those thick piece of cardboard that come in kits sometimes or maybe on the backs of paper pads? Well I've decided that I need to use them. Usually I used them to cover my work space when I paint, but I've recently turned a box lid into my go to paint and misting area. I figured it would be perfect to try out crackle medium though!

I started out with this (after I cut the original piece in half):

I used quite a few different paint techniques on this project. In addition to the crackle medium, I also used texture builder on the house, I used my Tim Holtz mask that I got yesterday to spell out 'Happy Halloween' in the back sprayed with orange acrylic paint and water in a mini mister, I used tissue paper to 'stamp' purple paint on the house, and also stamped 'Trick or Treat' with foam stamps and paint. So lots and lots of paint.. just like I like it!

And for the things that needed adhesive, of course I used my Glue Dots®! I used the Pop-up dots do give my project dimension! I love them soo much! I also used the Craft Dots to hold down the glitter frame.

Supply List --- Patterned Paper: Momenta, frame: Fancy Pants, Adhesive: Glue Dots®,
mask: Tim Holtz, rubber stamps: unknown, house (from chipboard album): Mary Engelbreit,
paint: Apple Barrel, crackle medium: Delta, texture builder: Delta, ribbon: Offray.

Thanks for looking! Everyone enjoy their Tuesday!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.


AZ3 Hutch said...

Wow! Super awesome Dani. I may have to try some of that crackle!!

Jackie said...


Shannon said...

So cool! I'm inspired to make a Halloween door hang now.

Lorelie Kim said...

PERFECT!! Great hanging decor!

Tracy said...

Love your door hanger. I have never used crackle medium on paper. I have used something similar on wood thoug.

Jolanda said...

This is totally cool!!

Kelly C said...

what an adorable hanging sign!

drue said...

I loved your pumpkin burlap page. It actually looks dimensional the way you layed it out. Very nice!