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Monday, 9 March 2015

Don't forget to fly!!!

Hello, its a week of crackle treatments for Tando Creative 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.  They 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!  None of my other acrylics do that!!!


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 lovely Finnibair stamped 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 then overstamped from the same stamp set.  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 us...you could win a prize!  Details on a separate page at the top of Tando Creative Blog.
 
Thank you for looking today, HUGS xxx

6 comments:

Kaz said...

This is lovely Karen xxx

Alter This said...

this is ace, do love tando products and your project is fab x

BJ said...

It's beautiful Karen, love the arch and purple and wings not to mention the butterflies. Gorgeous BJ.

Neil said...

Lovely. I looked at that image a while ago and was tempted but Susan shooed me away to go look at something else and I didn't remember to go back. Love the colours used too.

Dawn said...

I love this sweetie, fab crackle, gorgeous colours and beautifully put together. That stamp was made for this kind of thing methinks. HUge hugs x x x x x

Gio said...

Gorgeous design and gorgeous technique, Karen! Brava!