Friday, January 16, 2015
Chunky book page - blue, crackle paint and "allure"
I am very happy with my crackle background. More info on that a bit farther down. I decided to use techniques that draw me to creating - hearts, green and pink, texture, inspirational quotes, script backgrounds, hand lettering, etc. I started by trimming my background to a four inch square and then stitched it with white thread to a white backer which was embossed with hearts. I dug through my stash of hand decorated papers and found one with pink and green. I glued a portion of it to cardstock and die cut a heart (SZ) out of it. I embossed the heart using a script stamp (SU) and white embossing powder. I glued it to my blue crackle 4" x 4" background using hot glue, added the felt flower and leaf embellishments and the little quote with hot glue as well. I hand lettered the words and added the dots using a white gel pen. Very happy with it!!
So if you are looking to give this technique a try I would recommend the cheap white glue and acrylic paint technique. It is cost effective and gives you very nice crackled background. Here is a link to a tutorial. Enjoy!!