Friday, May 23, 2014

Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Texture Paste

Ready for another crackle paste project?  This card has a billion different techniques on it.
  I used the crackle paste on the bottom of the card and let it dry.  Once it was dry I popped it in an embossing folder and ran it through my Sizzix.  I used Gathered Twigs Distress Stain all over the paste.  Once the stain sank into all the cracks I used my Vintage Photo Distress Ink to highlight the raised areas.  

The medallion is colored with Alcohol Inks in Meadow, Caramel, Ginger, and Stream.  The industrious frame got a touch of ink too.  Vintage black lace and washi tape line the top of the card pocket.

The card is a tag shape.  I started by using Antique Linen Distress Ink and the Latticework Stencil on the background.  I then used a large script stamp to cover the background in Vintage Photo.  A few spritz of Black Soot Distress Marker using the new Spritzer finished the background.  
The image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored using my Distress Markers and water brush.  I am not a painter, but the distress markers make anyone look like a pro.   The edges were roughed up using the Tonic paper distresser.  

The Tim Holtz saying was stamped in Archival Ink.  The flowers are from Prima.  I cut them up and glued them to make a dimensional flower.  
I love how this turned out.  Grungy, but beautiful.
What have you been crafting?
Jess


  

38 comments:

  1. So very clever. . .and definitely loaded with diverse techniques. It turned out beautifully! Love the texture and the rich, aged beauty! Thanks for sharing your talent at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you Jan Marie. Once I started I just started layering and layering and layering....
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  2. Oh, I looooooove this! The texture, the color palette, the composition...every little bit is beautifully executed and a treat for the eyes. It looks like a real vintage treasure! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I had fun making this.
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  3. Definitely grungy AND beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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    1. I think that describes a lot of what I make!
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  4. Beautiful Jess. The crackled paste has embossed better than I would have expected - must give this a go! So many great ideas in one fabulous card. Go girl! Jenny x

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    1. Thanks Jenny. It did flake a bit, but I think it added to the piece.
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  5. Love the texture and beauty of this project. The sentiment is marvelous! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

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  6. What an amazing project with so much texture!

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  7. This is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!

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    1. I love sharing on Craft Hoarders. Always great entries over there.
      Jess

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  8. Thank you for sharing all those techniques with us. Who knew you could but any kind of paste through an embossing folder. It's my favorite texture on the card. It's one lucky recipient who will receive this work of art.

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    1. Thanks Marcie. I figured what the heck. If it goofed it's just paper!
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  9. Just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  10. Nice project...love all the textures. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  11. Oh, I love her crackle texture paste! Love all your stenciling and the overall vintage look. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our May ePlay Challenge.

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    1. I can't get enough of the crackle paste! So fun.
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  12. wow - so many layers of goodness and texture on this beautiful tag/card - wonderful coloring on the image - thank you for joining us at the ePlay stencil challenge!

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  13. Such a beautiful piece Jess! The crackle paste looks really good and the medallion too. Thanks so much for your visit and kind words! Karen.x

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    1. Thanks Karen. You have been turning out some pretty amazing stuff there!
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  14. What a beautiful piece...I love the look of crackle paste and after seeing your work I had to add this paste on my wish list! Greetings from Slovenia

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    1. Thank you Ana. I love your work so much. I am always in awe when I look at your blog.
      Jess

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  15. Fabulous grunge project, love all the wonderful details...glad you are sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

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  16. Oh pretty! I just purchased the crackle paste....now to give it a try! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thanks Gloria! It's so much fun to work with. :)

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  17. Gorgeous work of art! The crackle is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!! Love the stencil work too, btw!!!! Thank you SO much for participating in our ePlay stencil challenge!!!!

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    1. Thank you Erin! Your comment made my day :)
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  18. Beautiful project! I love that image! Thanks for joining us at CHACB

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  19. So many FAB layers and techniques on your card! LOVE what you did with the crackle, too! THX for playing with us at the ePlay stencil challenge!
    Sue Lelli
    http://suelelli.blogspot.com/

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  20. This is a great take on the Metal or Glass Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Thanks so much for playing along! Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio!

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  21. Fabulous card, I love how you've used the crackle paste and then embossed it ! Thanks for joining us at eclectic Paperie. Sue C x

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