Picket Fence Crackle Paint Card

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Crackle Effect Workshop


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Nestabilities – Labels Twenty-Two WIZS4-346

Eco Green Garden Chic stamp set : ECRSGARD

Ribbon Sheer Wrinkled Edge Dusty Pink : NK01

Tim Holtz Distress Stains – Dusty Concorde : DSDUS & Peeled Paint : DSPEEL

 Distress Crackle Paint – Picket Fence Used – Various Colours & Codes Available

Cosmic Shimmer Glue : CSGLUE

Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

Vintage Seam Ribbon Moss Green: VRMOSS

Creative Expressions Heat Gun : BLUEHEATTOOL


Step by Step Instructions

1 Select a piece of 240gsm card stock & decide on the colour scheme. Here the Tim Holtz dusty concorde & peeled paint distress stains along with the distress crackle paint are being used.


2 Take the crackle paint and apply a thick layer of the paint onto the card.


Allow the paint to dry by air or this process can be speeded up by using a heat tool.


4 Once the paint is dry swipe the distress stain over the paint to colour in between the cracks and add colour if the lighter crackle paint have been used.


5 Whilst the ink is still slightly wet wipe some of the excess stain off the card with a piece of kitchen towel.


6 Once the card is dry tear the edges pulling towards you to show the white of the card. Ink on the torn edge using the dusty concorde distress stain.


7 Place the corner stamp on an acrylic block and ink the stamp using the peeled paint ink stain.


8 Alternatively use the peeled paint distress ink pad to ink the stamp. The ink pad will leave a smoother effect to the stamped image.


9 Stamp the 4 corners of the card before turning the stamp & stamping to create a square towards the centre of the card. This effect is a subtle one but will add dimension to the card.


10 Apply the garden chic stamp to an acrylic block & tap different areas of the stamp with the peeled paint & dusty concorde ink pad.


11 Cut the stamped image out around the border before distressing the edges with the dusty concorde ink pad on some cut`n`dry foam.


12 Place a long length of the wrinkled white ribbon onto the non stick craft mat & apply the distress stain over the ribbon. Allow the ribbon to dry.


13 Cut 2 small discs of card for the centre of the rosette flowers. Add some Cosmic Shimmer glue to the circle & start pleating the ribbon & catching the glue as it`s placed on the card.


14 Continue until the full outer circle is complete & then add another amount of glue to the inner circle & repeat the process again. A 3rd circle is optional but adds to the effect. To finish the flower snip ribbon off & tuck the end under & glue the end to the card.


15 Allow the rosettes to dry before adding a brad to finish the flowers off. Make sure clear glue is used for this technique.


16 Cut 2 sizes of the Spellbinder label 22 die shapes out of white card. Ink both pieces of card by swiping the distress ink directly over the card to enhance the embossed die edge.


17  Secure the coloured ribbon to the back of the worked piece & finish the ribbon of into a bow at the front. Place the die shapes onto the card using foam pads for added dimension. Now add the 2 rosette flowers to finish the project.


18 Here is a close up of the flowers & stamped panel.



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