Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Cracked Up

Lovely crackles today at Grungy Monday 34.  Linda has asked us to produce a piece of art using  Tim Holtz's Crackle Resist technique which you can find over on Youtube  by following this link.  I have discovered that all  my Distress Crackle Paints have set like concrete. I think they are beyond rescue, but if anyone has any ideas I'd be really pleased to hear them.  The only one that was usable was the Rock Candy crackle.
I've made a tag that I've splooshed in Broken China and Antique Linen DI'sand stamped with Coffee Archival

The birds flying out of the cage are stamped in Black Archival and the birdcage is stamped onto Clearly for Art using Stazon. and I've heated the bird cage and curled it round a paint bottle to get an even curve.
The letters are cut with a Sizzix Decorative Strip from blue cardstock and this is the bit I've used Crackle on, and then inked over with Vintage Photo DI to get that old look.

The tag is  finished off with a Glassine flower and some bits of Ideology.


Artyjen said...

No idea about the solid crackle! Think I'll check mine tonight!
Lovely tag though :)
xoxo Sioux

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tag Sue! Sorry to hear about your paint, I know you can thin it with water, but if it's solid, it sounds like it's past saving! x

Netty said...

Beautiful tag with such a fab background, x

Helen said...

I saw on the video that Tim says you can water them down... I have this trouble eternally with my adirondack dabbers too. they are solid! However, I love your tag and commend you on crackling!

Candy C said...

HI Susie. Beautiful tag! I love your birdcage stamp and the birds flying out of the cage! Beautiful glassine flower as well. Beautiful background. <3 Candy

Jennie Atkinson said...

A beautiful tag Sue and I love your glassine flower. Yes one of mine had set solid and even adding loads of water did'nt have any effect.

Patricia said...

Beautifull tag!!!!!
Love the colors.
Greetz Patricia

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous...beautiful colour scheme! x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...awesome Tag sue...love your colour theme, it's great what you've done with the birdcage too...and isn't Glassine just fab for flowers...I found you from Jennie's blog & having looked at your past I like what i see so have become follower 64...Mel :)