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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Crackle at Countryview Challenges

Hello Lovelies! How are you today? Well believe it or not its June the first and that means its time for a new challenge over at countryviewchallenges. The theme this time is Crackle! I really love to see crackle but very rarely use it so was very excited when this came up - it gave me an excuse to follow one of the Wanderlust tutorials from Andy Skinner and play with some Tando Creative goodies. I used parts of one kit but not all of it. Here's the finished item:


I used stamps from brett-weldele--steampunk-selfies-ladies and also paperartsy -emma-godfrey-18. To make the crackle I used mostly decoart goodies - I am afraid my process pictures didn't really happen - I got the starting point....


Here was me applying paperartsy fresco paint to the tando creative parts and allowing it to dry...

Next I added weathered wood crackle from decoart and when dry I added two different colours of fresco paint - green on one and purple on another. Thats when the main crackle appeared. I also experimented with a smaller eggshell crackle but was less successful.

Here's a closer look ....



these show the crackle pretty well ...


Here's the whole piece again! 

I hope I have tempted you to join us - go on - have a bit of fun with some crackle!

I would like to enter this into mixedmediamc 25-2nd-year - dimension


Big hugs

Rachel x



24 comments:

  1. love how you have created all those layers and great crackle too ! x hugsx

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  2. Very different and very inspirational Rachel. It's 'left the building'.

    B x

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  3. Fabulous crackles Rachel and a brilliant tag, love it xxx

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  4. Good morning dear Rachel. Your crackled piece turned out brilliantly. I love your unusual colours too and that girl is very sassy ;0) Where did May go! Enjoy the summer. Hugs xxxxxxxxx

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  5. Great tag and very nice crackles!!! Hugs

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  6. A lovely finished piece and the crackle looks great. I love the colour combo. Barbxx

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  7. Brilliant tag Rachel, you have really mastered the crackle technique on this. Mo x

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  8. A super tag Rachel, a great design.
    Pauline
    x

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  9. Gorgeous Cards and Tags Rachel while I have been away. Big Hugs Marlene

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  10. Brilliant tag, love the "sunburst" layers around the stamped image. The crackle looks good too!

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  11. Another fantastic project Rachel, brilliant shapes and colours, Kate x

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  12. Love that Andy Skinner set and your crackles are fabulous! xx

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  13. Love this Rachel, and the quote goes perfectly xx

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  14. Wonderful piece Rachel, fun and clever and great use of that crackle. Oh and thanks of course for adding it to our challenge at MMM!

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  15. Beautiful piece Rachel! Love your crackles and the great layers!
    Hugs
    Evelyn

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  16. Fabulous tag love the crackle effect and great sentiment
    Carol x

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  17. Fabulous creation and love the colour combo's used here....xx
    {aNNie}

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  18. Truly one of my favorites of yours! You know I adore crackle, and you have done an exceptional job of it on your pieces! Love the colors, too! Big hugs! (PS; hope to get around to see all your latest--my internet has not been working again, so lot's of catch up to play!)

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  19. love how you have combined different elements to create this fabulous cracled project xx

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  20. Very cool weathered crackle - I'm always meaning to try colours other than my usual white, and here's a great nudge to do it! Love that splayed out frame - so clever and really effective.
    Alison x

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  21. Love the weathered wood crackle with the turquoise peeking through! Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge's 2nd Anniversary!!

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  22. Very cool. Love how you did the crackle! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for our 2nd Anniversary Celebration!!

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