Happy Monday eh?
It is pouring down outside, so I decided to brighten the morning with some fresh spring flowers.
Here’s a cracking ( or should I say crackling?) set of Flowers which make the most delightful notelets. I also used a crackle stamp to age them a little.
Theuva Card, cut to size
Mustard Seed Distress Pad
Simply stamp the image in Black Adirondack.
Colour it in with Promarkers. Nibs come in very handy for the tight areas.
Add the crackle around the edges with an ink colour complimentary to the flower.
Coat the whole piece with Versamark ink.
Sprinkle with clear embossing powder.
Heatset with a heatgun.
You will find that the first emboss is a bit dimply.
Let it set cold, then re-apply Versamark ink all over.
Sprinkle more embossing powder and heatset.
This time, it should start glazing nicely.
Add 3rd layer of glaze if necessary.
The glaze will make the colours much more vibrant.
So the crackle stamp has added an aged element. But we can take that crackled look one step further, by actually cracking the glaze.
It’s best to do this before you mount the piece on rigid mountboard
Gently bend the piece over your index finger, back and forth.
Now it looks like authentic cracked glaze.
Funny really. We go to such lengths to make our art look
antique and old!
You certainly don’t need to bend me over your index finger gently to make me look old! I’m managing perfectly well all by myself!
Have a great day!