I have used a technique that i watched by Andy Skinner. Here is a link to his technique using DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Medium. First time trying this technique, some bits worked and some didn’t so a good learning curve. I hope you get time to watch Andy’s video, he makes it look so easy!
All the Media paints, Weather Wood Crackle the Matt Decou-Page Glue and Media paints are from DecoArt.
The prints are from a freebie page on a web site, i chose mostly receipts as i like the lines and the empty space around some of the letters and descriptions.
This is a very image heavy post as i made a number of pages and took pictures of each stage.
Made a mistake on my first try, in the above picture you can see i stamped onto the paper before doing the technique and didn’t leave any gaps as Andy did. Good thing the paints are transparent lol!
This is after the preparation and the first layers of paint added.
The crackle is appearing but i don’t think i added enough glue so the crackle came out very small.
The misters were sprayed to get some drippage, some had been wiped off with kitchen roll and some blotted off, loving the results so far.
This is as far as i am taking these background papers as i will be using them on a project very soon which will make them look much different.
The 80gsm copy paper i printed off with the receipt designs felt plasticised after all the layering of glue and paint so they became quite sturdy.
Some of the techniques that i used reacted differently on the Decou-Paged crackle layer. I flicked some of the mister onto the crackle layer, heated it with a heat gun and when a skin started to form i blotted the area,the paper took out the wet paint from the centre leaving a raised blot with a lighter inner. When i added water to the sprays to let them drip down the page they took the layers right back to the original paper colours.
I loved how the paints reacted to the different techniques and want to do this again.
Hope you have enjoyed seeing the process, it will make more sense after watching the video.
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