Friday, 4 December 2015

Prima 12 Days of Christmas: Crackle Paste Ornament


I hope your Friday is going well. I've got a fun festive ornament to show you for today's Prima 12 Days of Christmas feature which is showcasing Art Extrgance Crackle Pastes.

I decided it would be fun to upcycle an old bauble with crackle pastes, which were perfect for creating a frosty ice effect. I love hot pink, aqua, brown and teal used together and wanted to

I started out by painted the over the ornament with white crackle, left it todry and I then rubbed over the dry surface with Deep Teal Color Bloom (which I sprayed onto a wet wipe to apply.) Silver Art Ingredients micro beads add interest onto the bauble surface which I adheared with Soft Gel and used brown ink rubbed into the crackle grain to make it more pronounced.

The beautiful Prima flowers bunched together at the top of the ornamaent have been tinted with watercolour pencils and Color Bloom with a sprinkle of micro beads for texture.

Clear crackle paste has transformed the chipboard numbers (ancient Prima from my stash!) to give a cracked ice effect. I attached these to the bauble with Memory Hardware chains and jump rings. The holly leaves also got the crackle treatment with some platinum crackle paint and again I highlighted with watercolor pencils once dry. 

Tip: crackle paste works best when you leave it to dry naturally, created all those fabulous fine cracks whereas drying with heat tools it gives a larger fainter crack.

Texture Paste - White Crackle (8.5 oz.) 961503
Art Extravagance- Texture Paste - Clear Crackle (8.5 fl. oz.) 961541
Art Extravagance- Texture Paste - Platinum Crackle (8.5 fl. oz.) 961527
Art Basics - 3D Gloss Gel (8 fl. oz.) 961381
Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White (8.5 fl. oz.) 96144
1.5 yard Trim - Posey 583033
Garden Fable- Sprout 580803
A Victorian Christmas - Snowflake 583484
Metals for wood plaque 5 (16 pcs) - 0583514
Royal Menagerie - Diana 583354
Art Ingredients-Mica Powder: Pale Silver 962517
Metals for wood plaque 11 (4 pcs) 583576
Art Ingredients-Art Sugar: Antique Silver 961787
Memory Hardware - Villeneuve Antique Rings 990626
Watercolor Pencils - The Basics 576714
Watercolor Pencils - Scenic Route 576691
Art Ingredients-Micro Beads: Silver 962562
Color Bloom - Deep Teal 580322 

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Have a lovely weekend xx

1 comment:

  1. This is just stunning Fran!! Love the colours and the crackle finish is awesome!!