Saturday, 7 February 2015

Crackin' Canvas


I took a canvas board and sprayed it with yellow shimmer mister, let it semi dry and then sprayed violet shimmer mister over the top and let it drip. Using a couple of stencilling and white modelling paste I created the images.


Once dry I spooned clear crackle paste over the top, as it's self levelling it doesn't matter where you put it or if you don't get it even.


And I did the same for the letters. This is what it came out like after leaving overnight to dry.


I was going to spray the letters with the purple mister, but instead of the product coming out of the hole in the side it leaked all out of the lid, which actually was a happy accident, as I unscrewed the top and used the pipe on the end to drip the product onto the letters. This way it didn't go everywhere but just on the letters. I let it soak into the cracks and then wiped away.


I did exactly the same with the heart but used the red mister spray. I also outlined it with the black smudgy pencil.


Close up of the purple after it'd seeped through the crackle paste. I outlined some parts of the letters in white pencil.


And finally I outlined these shapes in black posca pen and painted orange flicker metallic lustre directly over the modelling paste.

All media products are from DecoArt.

12 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

That's stunning Sam love it x

Sid said...

Love your deep crackle finish on this !!

Helen said...

Wow, Sam this is fabulous - love the crackled letters, they really look cracked! gorgeous colours.

Karen Petitt said...

That is brilliant!!! Must try to get some more DecoArt mediums. I've a few mixed media fluids and they are brilliant quality. Now need the crackle and anything I can get my hands on - thank you for sharing Karen x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great ideas, sam, this turned out brilliantly!

Lucy x

Claire said...

Lovely crackled heart - those deco mediums seem to give fab results! X

Miriam said...

Lovely crackle Sam. Fabulous project

craftimamma said...

Love the crackle and the colours seeped into them. Gorgeous firey colours in the background.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

chrissies said...

Fantastic Sam. The colours and textures are amazing

Love Chrissie

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow, this is so effective Sam! Those cracks are just stunning xxx

Neet said...

Great ideas happy accident or not. Hope you can repeat them. Looks great!
Hugs, Neet xx

Ruth said...

Cracking crackling! Great 'ART' Hugs Ruth x

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