Friday, November 11, 2011

Fabulous Friday Fun 11-11-11

This week for Fabulous Friday Fun I am going to show you a few ways that I like to use Crackle paint by Ranger Industries.

When my seven year old nephew was over we played with Crackle paint and he kept waiting for the crackle sound. To his disappointment there isn't a sound that goes along with it. The paint dries on the surface with a crackle texture or pattern. The more paint you use the more the finish will be crackled. 

Crackle paint comes in many of the distressing ink colors including a clear. The plastic jar of paint comes with an applicator on the lid. This makes it so easy to use. Open the lid and paint on to your surface. I would suggested placing wax paper or something similar under your painted object. It will dry on the wax paper and then come off it very easily.

There are many things you can paint with crackle paint:
*patterned paper
* cereal box board
*die cuts
*whatever you can imagine. 

Here is a picture of two that I have and the applicator out of the jar.

I made a few examples for you to see the effect you get when you use crackle paint. This first one I used the crackle paint on the chipboard leaf. I was very generous with my paint on this piece giving the leaf a realistic effect. The color I used on this example is Old Paper.

Supplies: Patterned paper by Basic Grey, cardstock by Halcraft and OTCo, stamp by Hero Arts, ink by Ranger, leaf die cut by Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and lace is unknown.

You can see on the close up that a little bit of paint is still on the edge. If you want a smoother edge simply flick off those extra flecks of paint off with your finger or you could use a sanding tool too. I find that when I use chipboard I like the edges to appear finished and not raw chipboard color. Therefore when I use the crackle paint I try to get the edges painted too. It helps that the colors of crackle paint match the distressing inks because I have used the ink to finish my edge as well.

This next card I also used chipboard from Colorbok. Again I applied the paint on quite heavy so they would have a large amount of crackle to them. This crackle paint is color Old Paper.

Supplies: Patterned paper by Basic Grey, cardstock by Halcraft and Bazzill, chipboard corners by Colorbok, chipboard circle by Making Memories, sticker by Bo Bunny and brad is unknown.

On this next card I used cereal box board to paint and create the three panels. I ran the center panel thru a crimper to get the wavy texture. Then I painted it with crackle paint lightly to get less of a crackle effect. The colors from left to right are Brushed Corduroy, Fired Brick and Picket Fence. 

Supplies: Sticker by Jolee's, die cuts by Spellbinders, ink by Versa Mark and Ranger Industries, stamp by TPC Studio, and embossing powder by Stampendous.

This last example I painted Clear Rock Candy crackle paint onto patterned paper that I had cut into a tag. The sentiment had been stamped onto the tag before the paint was applied. The border was stamped after the paint had dried. I used Colorbox Chalk ink which worked great because it dries so quickly. Pigment inks would take forever to dry and water based ink would just rub off.

Supplies: Patterned paper by Creative Memories, stamps by Lawn Fawn and Fiskars, ink by Colorbox and eyelet is unknown.

If you use crackle paint on a project this week post a link in the comments section of this post for your chance to win a lovely gift. You must be a follower of my blog in order to win a prize. That's all though. Sounds easy to me. Thanks for checking out today's FFF.

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See you all next Friday for another FABULOUS FRIDAY FUN!


1 comment:

  1. Cindy, so sorry I missed the FFF. I have wanted to be sure to follow each week, but all my little ones were a bit more "needy" than usual and I didn't get much blog and craft time. So many wonderful projects. I really love the crackle paint and can't wait to get some. Great job recycling the cereal box board. It is a great "chipboard" for projects and everyone already has some in their house. Wonderful designs and great texture on all the cards.


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