Saturday, 2 February 2013

Cracks and Flourishes


I used pewter on the bottom as per Leandra's last comment on my blog, as I agree with her that the metallic paint isn't thick enough to cover the crackle glaze and make it crack.  So I switched them around and did the pewter on the bottom but I didn't want the blue as dark as the baltic blue but Suzz had said that she had used the inky pool and it didn't crack too well either.  So again going with what Leandra suggested, I mixed a drip of baltic blue with lots of snowflake to make a lighter baltic blue!! It worked out prefect.  I sanded it back and honestly you can't believe how smooth a surface it leaves.  Then I took my PaperBag Studios stamp and my PA flourish from the Squiggly Ink, swirls and curls #6 plate, as over at this weeks Fun with Atc's they have a theme of flourishes.  I stamped them in black stazon.  I placed mini black gems on the end of each swirl.

For full explanation of the technique check out the PaperArtsy blog here.

14 comments:

Helen said...

Sam this is gorgeous! I have got some great cracks with pewter under baltic blue - but as you say it's very dark, got to decide my next steps. Love that little face - was going to ask whose it was, then read your post properly! (doh!)

Marianne said...

Yes, this is gorgeous indeed. Love the crackles; it makes it look very old :-) And so this stamp fits the purpose very well.
Have a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Marianne

Burnice said...

that's fab Sam. I do like that stamp.Also I think you may have learnt something else "always listen to the expert!!!"
Burnice x

butterfly said...

Lovely crackling, and the image has stamped perfectly over it... such an adorable stamp too!
Alison x

Gillian .... said...

The crackle effect looks lovely combined with this PBS image. Thanks for sharing Sam.x

Suzanne C said...

I love the mix you tried! I like playing with the paints and experimenting and yours worked beautifully! Lovely sweet image as well! Glad you joined us again this week.

chrissies said...

This is great the crackling is so well done Sam

Love Chrissie xx

Sue said...

Love it Sam! the crackling is perfect, and goes so well with your cute stamp x

Schäfchen said...

It´s so beautyfull - lovely

butterfly said...

And I should, of course, have said: thank you so much for playing along with us at Fun With ATCs too!
Alison xx

Rein said...

Fab art work Sam!

mark gould said...

I love the cracked bg. Thanks for joining us at fun with ATC's

maj. said...

Great ATC!!!

die amelie said...

Awesome crackling and what a lovely image! Thanks for joining us at FwATCs!

Claudia x

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