Thursday, November 04, 2010

LCOM BLOG HOP!


Let's Capture Our Memories is having a blog hop!!! Here is the scoop! This weekend over at LCOM there is a Christmas Card crop going on! So much fun! So head on over and join the crop! We are also having a blog hop with some fun prizes! So check out all my fellow Card Teams blogs!

After my blog, next you will go to Tanya's Blog!

I have a tutorial for you and after that a way to win blog candy!
Here is a tutorial for you on how to do crackling without having to buy all the individual crackle paints! I did crackling on the Christmas card that I made for the crop from my sketch!

You will need 2 acrylic paints in one color if you want a different color showing through the crackle, if you want the crackle to be like the crackle paint ranger sells then you will just use one color!
Then you will need crackle medium which is sold in A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Micheals and yes even Walmart!

Crackling can be done on wood, paper mache and chipboard just to name a few surfaces.
First step is to basecoat your item with the color you want to see through the crackles. If you wnat it the same as rangers crackles then you will base with the same color you will coat it with after the crackle! Totally basecoat your piece! Leave no space unpainted!








After the basecoat is totally dry you will then coat the entire piece with crackle medium, right onto of your painted basecoat!








Next after the crackle medium has dried, which you can hurry by drying with a blow drier. Not the embossing tool! A hair drier or you can just wait like I do! Once the medium has dried you will then coat the top of the medium with your top paint coat. Apply this paint on thick but once the crackling starts DO NOT go over the same spot you already painted or it will tear the crackling off! That is why it is important to go put paint on thick and make it less likely to tear!










Here is my finished piece!! also check out the green and gold frame on my christmas card for SusieQ's sketch!









Now for each person who completes the blog hop, I will put your name in a drawing and the winner will recieve a big bottle of crackling medium and some decoart acrylic paints! I am choosing decoart because that is my favorite brand of acrylic paint! Much thicker then the rest! Also so prima Christmas flowers!


14 comments:

Darlene D said...

Great RAK, your cards are lovely!! Enjoying the hop!!

ashjoy said...

Hi Susie,
We need to start another book;)

Love the crackle technique, it's one of my favorites!

tanyal said...

LOve the technique! gorgeous!

Monique said...

Thanks for the technique with the cracle pain!! Love it!!

Sandy Ang said...

Oh your crackle and acrylics RAK is fab !

Sandi said...

Thanks for the tutorial!!! What a great RAK!!!

hippy_chick said...

I love how you did your snow flake, & thank-you for your recent kind & warm comment's just wanted to let you know, i appriciate it, x x sarah.

Tara said...

I just love that snowflake sooooo much!! Thankx for the tutorial!

Marie (Mazz) said...

you are SO generous with the RAK...I'm going to try out the tutorial very soon :) I love your blog and your work, so inspiring :) meanwhile, here's my link to sketch#7 http://mazzarati.blogspot.com/2010/11/3-down-and-only-1-to-go.html TFL:)

JoanneK said...

Awesome tutorial! This blog hop is just a fabulous as the crop! So much inspiration, I'm so glad to have participated and got a good start on my Christmas cards!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Beautiful technique. I am so going to try this I just love using different techniques, but have never tried crackling. Your tutorial is fantastic - thanks so much!

Melissa Wright said...

Thanks for the tutorial!! Need to get some cracking medium and try it!!! it looks gorgeous!!

JJ Sobey said...

gorgeous snowflake! Thanks for the tutorial - I really love the dark blue cracks against the white

Robin said...

Thank you for the great tutorial! I have finished the blog hop & all of the sketches! Thanks for the head start on my holiday cards!!