Hi there, I’m very pleased to be able to show you my first creation with That’s Crafty’s own brand of stamps designed by our very own Donna Gray. I know you’ll love the images as they’re true to Donna’s quirky style and of course, they stamp beautifully too!
Scrap of Ribbon
First give the tag a coat of gesso and when this has dried follow up with a coat of the sap green fluid acrylic paint. This will be the undercoat for the crackle paint so it needs to be quite dark.
Now for the crackle coat. I wanted a pale green to contrast with my rose so I mixed a little of the green gold fluid acrylic into the crackle paint having put a blob on a ceramic plate. I then brushed the paint on quite thickly until the tag was covered. It isn’t necessary to over-work it as it gives great texture if you treat it like rough icing!
You now have to leave it to dry, preferably overnight. This is what I did and next morning was completely stunned by the amount of crackle on my tag. If you haven’t yet tried the DecoArt crackle paint I can highly recommend it as it gives the most amazing crackle I’ve ever seen! Here’s a close-up to show you what I mean.
Stamp the rose and leaf on stamping card with the dark green ink and heat emboss with the clear powder. Paint with the iridescent red and green paints. This gives a lovely sheen to the images. Cut them both out and add to the tag with foam tape.
To finish, stamp the text on a scrap of card with the green ink and clear emboss as before. Trim with scissors to a panel with curved edges and colour with paint or ink – I used a pearly paint from my stash. Tie some ribbon through the top and you’re done.
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Have a great weekend and see you next week.