Here's a card that I made using my Hibiscus stamp designs and Crackle paste. First play with crackle paste and really liked the effect. Crackle paste NOT crackle glaze (Crackle glaze dries clear).
The green and blue hibiscus flowers were added last. Embossed in gold over a scrap of watercolour background then cut out and stuck down.
A close up of the crackle effect. Will have to play a bit more with dry brushing paint onto it when dry. I like the look of how it catches on the ridges. Recommend using it on solid surfaces though (I think I'm going to try a wood canvas next). This card was so thick and warped by the end that I had a challenging time sticking it to the mat.
The Hibiscus designs in the background were clear embossed on a watercolour background. I then added black ink over top. It filled in all the spaces around the stamped images leaving the original colour background showing through the stamped designs. All of the acrylic paints and crackle glaze came after that.
I've had a couple of requests to make videos of how I do this. Its a tricky thing to capture because there are so many stages and the process always changes. I'm always experimenting. I've tried to document the creation process a few times and the videos really didn't work. I'll keep trying. I think you're right, it's so much easier to explain visually than with the written word. I'm a visual learner too. I watch cooking shows on YouTube instead of reading recipes ;)Ok, that's it for now! Thanks for leaving me your comments on my last posts! Love reading them :)
Bye for now,