Eco Friendly Crackle Christmas Panel



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Eco Friendly Crakle Christmas Panel


Shopping List

Unmounted Christmas Post A5 Stamp Plate : UMCHRISPOST

 Winter Wonderland A5 Stamp Plate : UMWONDER

U-Mount Repositioning Mounting Cushion:  UMREPOST

Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Caramel- ALCICARAM, Lettuce – ALCILETT & Red Pepper –  ALCIRED 

Adirondack Blending Solution : ALCBLEND

 Eco Friendly Acrylic Paints: Clam Shell – ECAPCLAM & Pure Gold – ECAPGOL

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad : Brushed Corduroy- DPBRSHCORD

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

Acrylic Block: 6″ X 4″ : BLOCK3

  Anti Static Bag : ANTIST

Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPARCBLK

 Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT

Archival Jet Black Ink Pad: ARCHBLK

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler : TH92481

 Double Sided Tape : Tape2s,

PVA Glue , Hole Punch, Ribbon & A4 Card


Step by Step Instructions

Use 3 pieces of mount board cut to 6” x 3.5” or use pre cut mount board to the size you require for a project. Paint a layer of the pure gold eco paint onto each board and allow to dry. Use a heat gun to dry the paint if you want to speed up this process.


2  Mix a small amount of water to the PVA glue and apply a layer of glue over the gold paint. Allow to dry or heat dry.


Paint a final layer of the clam eco paint over the glue. Allow to dry or heat set. Do this process on all 3 panels.


Once dry the panel will have the crackle effect and will be ready for decorating.


The eco friendly paint will buff up and give a lovely shine to the area that has been worked, so take a tissue and rub over the dried surface to achieve this effect.


6  Swipe the panels with the anti static bag and stamp the images required onto the panels using the archival ink pad and then emboss with the Cosmic Shimmer arctic black aurora embossing powder.


Add a few drops of the alcohol inks onto a white dish or onto the craft mat and paint the panels. The ink will dry quickly so use only one drop at a time or add the blending solution to loosen the ink and keep it wetter for longer.


Complete the 3 panels colouring as required with the ink.

Apply the brushed corduroy ink using the cut`n`dry foam to the edges of the panel and dragging inwards across the design to achieve a wood effect to the piece.


10 Measure from the middle of the panel and mark an inch either side of the `0` centre point of the ruler. Do this on the top and bottom of the 1st and 2nd panel and then just the top of the 3rd panel. Punch a hole in each of the marks made.


11 Lace up the panels starting from the reverse of the top panel and using the bottom hole first, thread the ribbon in and out leaving a small amount of ribbon showing in between the panels to add to the effect. Secure the 2 ends with double sided tape on the reverse.


12 The front of the hanger will look like this. Now attach a ribbon through the top 2 holes and tie into a bow at the front and leaving a loop to hang the piece once finished.


13 Paint around the edges of the back panels using the gold and allow to dry. Now measure and cut 3 panels of red card and attach the card to the panels using double sided tape


13a  The completed reverse side of the project.


14 Attach 1 or 2 roses depending on size to the top of the project to finish the design off.

 The rose tutorial can found on the main Creative Expressions site by clicking the `Weekly workshops and blogs link and then under Sam Poole`s blog you`ll find the rose under the tutorial section.


15 Close up of flower.


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3 Responses to Eco Friendly Crackle Christmas Panel

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    I have used this technique on furniture in the past but this is a lovely gift idea. The crackle glaze finish is so effective and does not need expensive products to achieve – so well done again Suzanne for another brilliant idea.

  2. Marion-in-the-UK says:

    This is fabulous. My crackle effect didn’t work out too well (only one panel “cracked”) but I had great fun trying! Thanks for yet another great make Suzanne.


  3. Suzanne says:

    I only did as in the workshop so you should get the same results – the only thing that would make it different is the glue texture or the material you painted it on – I have found better results with the mount board – I hope you get sorted and glad you had fun


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