This was my first time using Distress Crackle paint and I did learn that the thicker the better with this stuff. If you put on a regular paint layer, it won't really crack that much. I ended up using the brush to dab instead of stroke. It self-leveled and had a really cool pattern...so definately dab!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Altered Puzzle Piece
This is my first stab at an altered puzzle peice. I'm going to turn this piece into a pin/brooch. I used a piece from a child's 100-piece puzzle set. I covered it in gesso and painted it with Tarnished Brass Distress Crackle paint. After the paint dried, I rubbed the piece with Tea Dye Distress Ink to highlight the cracks. I attached my Artchix images, transparency and paper with glossy ModPodge. Once dry, I covered the whole piece with a thin coat of ModPodge. I drilled small holes in the bottom with my Dremel for the string of pink beads and then glued white beads to the piece with E6000.