Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Technique for Mixed Media

Hey, Froggers. I'm on a roll. I've been working on some things for my Etsy shop and I'm having loads of fun.
So, I think I came up with a new technique. Perhaps it has been done before, but since I didn't know about it, I'll pretend it was my idea.
I pulled out some Antique Linen crackle paint, which I bought at a yard sale. I have no idea how old it was when I bought it, and I discovered today that it was very dry and very pasty. Getting ready to throw it out, I realized that as a mixed media artist, one should ALWAYS question items that are going in the trash can. I mean, really? Some of my more exciting embellishments or texture plates have almost ended in the trash can. For instance, this:

Most people would see this as trash, but as you mixed media artists know, this is a *Valuable* fruit tray. And actually, it makes a great pattern for a Gelli print.
So, I scraped off some paste from my brush.

 Then I tapped it onto a chipboard key. I really wanted texture, so I tapped instead of spread. It's just how I do things.

Then I use some blending foam and tapped some Vintage Photo Distress Ink on top after it dried.

A little spritzing with water ensued, and then a little rubbing with a slightly damp cloth.

There you go, Peeps. Instant stucco. Loving the texture.

It's going into a shabby junk journal that will soon be listed in my Etsy shop.
Thanks for reading!
Fondly, Taim


  1. You can add a little water to thick Crackle Paint to thin it back down. It might not crackle as much, though-I did 2 coats when that happens.

  2. Your key turned out awesome! Thanks for sharing the "how to". I have a lot of those paints, and did add water. They work find for me.


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