Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Metal Crackle

This week's Guest Designer for Paperartsy is Suzz - Suzanne Czosek - who is incredibly talented - and who has been using her Fresco paints on the Paperartsy metal card.  Today, she showed us the crackle glaze on the metal card - what a great look!

 I had to have a go - I don't have much metal card left, so I cut a piece to ATC size, and coated the ATC with the crackle glaze. Suzz warns us to let it dry naturally rather than with the heat gun, to avoid blistering the crackle and of course the metal would get very hot.  So I impatiently waited...

 Once it was 99.5% (!) dry I added my layer of Fresco paint - Egg Plant - I knew it would be a bit dark to do anything over the top of, but it's new, arrived only today, so I had to see what it was like... Look at those crackles with the metal showing through!
I took two of the smaller images from the Jo Firth-Young flower plate, and stamped them with Moon Light Fresco paint.... Because of the metal card and the flash, I have had a devil of a time getting a picture - but I hope you can see the crackles...


Do make sure you check out Suzanne's post at Paperartsy, it is SO worth a look!

Entering this to the Paperartsy "inspired by" challenge .

9 comments:

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Great crackles! Shall be trying this later in the week.

sam21ski said...

Can just about make out your crackles Helen, bet it looks fantastic in real life though.

Good luck in the challenge this week.

Sam xxx

Virginia said...

Oh that's lovely loving the colour scheme!

Sue said...

Fabulous Helen, love the crackles and your colour combo xx

Eliza said...

You are a buzz of activity with those paints, love the eggplant colour.

Happy WOYWW
eliza

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! I bet that Eggplant really shows the silver metal underneath! I wanted to dry a darker color on the crackle. Lovely project! Glad you were inspired to play along and thank you for the lovely kind words about my project. :)

craftimamma said...

Ditto Helen, Eggplant was one of the colours in my happy mail on Tuesday too along with those JOFY stamps ;D

I can't wait to have a go with them and the same with the crackle on metal card. What a fabulous effect!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

Loving the colour scheme - great crackles!

Gillian .... said...

Must be Eggplant week cos I got some too lol. Great colour choice to showcase the underlying crackle. Thanks for supporting/being inspired to join in the fun Helen.xx