Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop


                                      
Welcome to The Artsy Addicts' Technique Blog Hop!
If you have arrived here from Liz's blog then you are in the right place.  Now if you just stopped by, then you will want to start with Angela's blog.  Today 24 of us Artsy Addicts have chosen a technique that we like to use on our projects and we will sharing it with you.  You will want to make sure that you visit every one's blogs in order to pick up some great tips and possibly win some awesome goodies along the way. 

This is a technique that is very popular and is used in many different types of projects so I thought I would share it with you today.   You will need some Crackle Medium and two different colors of acrylic paint along with a paint brush. 


First you will apply a base coat to your item, I am using Tim Holtz' bird cage die.  I am using a Burnt Umber for the base coat. This is the color that will show up in the cracks


Second step is to apply Crackle Medium to the areas that you want to crack.  You can apply it to the entire project but have chosen to apply it randomly.  The thicker you apply the medium, the larger the cracks will become


Now the third step is to apply your final coat of acrylic paint, here I am using Linen by Folk Art.  Be sure to allow your project to dry in between each step. 


Here is what the bird cage looks like after the Crackle Medium has dried


and here is the bird cage in this layout that I created using the Butterfly Garden Collection by Pink Paislee. 


I have put together a little bag of goodies for one lucky follower so please be sure to leave a comment on this post.  You MUST be a follower of my blog in order in be entered in my drawing.   Now it's off to visit
M-C.  Thank you and Good Luck to everyone!

30 comments:

  1. Thanks for reminding me that I need to try this again. TFS :D

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  2. Love, love, love the layout!

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  3. that birdcage is amazing! I love that crackle medium, never thought to try it on chipboard!

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  4. Love how your birdcage turned out! TFS!

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  5. I must get the tim holts die cut bird cage its very popular I totally want it now lol... Thanks for sharing love the layout and the music lol

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  6. Hi! I just came over to say hello and give a fellow Artsy Addicts sister a hug!
    Limor

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  7. Lilly wow loved your technique (today I was at the store in the paint section and was looking at this paint) now I have to run back. thanks for joining us!!!
    Peggy Lee
    http://pegbaker.blogspot.com

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  8. I love your technique I love working with the Tim Holtz birdcage it makes awesome layout will have to try with crackle paint. Please follow me at http://huneebcreations.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks for sharing . I love the way it turned out !!

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  10. Hi Lilly... I've only ever used crackle on large areas & haven't used crackle medium in... well it seems like forever... but seeing this on the birdcage added that extra special sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

    hugs
    Darlene

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  11. I just love that bird cage die. I tried the crackle but never used it on my projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I've never seen the crackle medium used before thank you for sharing and the layout is very pretty! Kelly (walkelmol on yt)

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  13. Great technique. I'm now a follower! Thanks so much!

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  14. Love to crackle!! Layout is fab, thank you Julia www.straydreamsblog.blogspot.com

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  15. OMG super cute. I've recently gotten into using mediums and paints. I havent tried crackle medium yet. Adding that to my super long purchase list, just at the top. he he. TFS

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  16. I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN! Love this technique! I am definately going to try this today! Just love your layout! Thanks for sharing! I ma a new follower! YAY! I would love if you visit me and follow as well!
    www.luv2scrap.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the aged/vintage/weathered look of crackled paint on old furniture and am blown away that the same look can be done on chipboard. This is definitely a project that I want to try myself. Thanks for sharing this awesome technique!!

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  18. Great technique! Thanks for sharing:)

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  19. Never would have thought to use crackle on paper. WOW TFS
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

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  20. Used this same technique years ago on furniture, but have not used in my paper crafts. Must give it a try as a lot of creators are using. TFS. New follower
    slomomomcbl@gmail.com

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  21. I just bought some crackle medium and can't wait to try this technique, Hugz...KimScrapper YT

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  22. LOved your techniques and eslecially love your cards Ijust started to learn and know I too will be addicted to the copics.

    {{NJ hugs}}

    -christine

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  23. I love this technique! Thank you so much for sharing your project!

    Jenni
    Scrappincrafter@hotmail.com

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  24. Great technique. Love your project. Thanks for sharing.
    ladym at utahis dot com

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  25. Love your layout. I sometimes use this technique and love it. Thanks for sharing. Johanne L.

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  26. I just love this technique. I have never tried it... I love your suggestion that you don't have to cover everything with the crackle medium... FABULOUS!!!!!

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  27. Wow -- neat technique. I will definitely have to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. love the birdcage--will have to get some crackle medium!! right now thanks

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