Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Grungy Monday 34- Crackle Resist

Over at Studio L3, the Grungy Monday challenge is into its second week....hurray, as that means I can still join in!
Have a look HERE to see how to play, and to see all the fabulous entries so far.
This challenge is all about Crackle Resist.....and who can show us how do this better than Mr Holtz himself...have a little peek HERE to see exactly what we're talking about!
Great technique, and a nice excuse to get out that crackle paint!
This is what I made....
I created a background by picking up inks from my craft sheet. Broken China and Dusty Concord, to be precise! Just gently dabbed the card in places onto the wet ink, to get the gorgeous splatter effect you can see here.....
I then stamped a Tim flourish using white paint, added some text with the Dusty Concord, and printed a few black circles here and there. Once that was done, onto the crackle paint! Rather than just painting it on, I applied it through a harlequin stencil on one side, and printed dots with it on the other side of my piece. Once totally dry, I blended more dusty concord ink over the harlequins, then stamped a fern design over them. Carefully wiping the harlequins, the inks disappear and you see the full result of the resist......
A little girl was added just to finish, stamped onto text paper then cut out. I also used another of my stash of odd phrases I've cut out from old romance novels!
Why not pop over and see what everyone else came up with!
Love Trish xx


  1. Ooh! My favourite 2 distress colours & technique! Gorgeous background Trish! x

  2. Hi Trish,

    This so very cool. I love the girl image on text. Love everything about this card!!!


  3. Great combination of colours. And I love the way you have used the crackle paint - a stunning piece!

  4. This is beautiful and the colours are fab. SO lovely to see your work and talent so often, Trish - I missed it! Don't have time to comment on 'em all but I'm really enjoying my visits. Love your simple stuff, too x


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