Creative Chemistry 102: Colored Crackle

Similar to a project we did in the Creative Chemistry 101 series in Online Card Classes, we used the amazing Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint but instead of staining it we colored it. I cut some leaf shapes using Grungeboard (you can also use chipboard) and put a thick layer of the crackle paint on the leaves allowing them to dry overnight to achieve the best crackle. I then used Distress Paint over the leaves, heated them dry, and repeated with additional an additional layer of color. I heated that to dry and then added some Distress Stain to really bring out the crackle. I then dried them again and adhered them to a tag that I inked with Distress.


Unlike the previous project where we stained over the crackle only to create a glass-like surface, this had a matte finish.


Creative Chemistry 101: Shattered Stains

Another project in the third week of the Creative Chemistry series in Online Card Classes gave us another opportunity to play with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Die cut your shapes using Grungeboard or chipboard and put a thick layer of the crackle paint on the shape allowing it to totally dry. Stain your shapes, heat them up, repeat with additional colors.  Adhere them to a tag  you have already inked.


If you zoom in you can better see the stained glass effect of this technique.  So cool!

See you in the studio,