Friday, February 3, 2012

Creative Exploration Challenge - Week #5 Crackle Effect


Hello Friends! This weeks was a crazy week. My husband and I both got memberships to our local gym. Yeah Me!!! Getting fit is yet another item on my list for 2012.  So it has been challenging getting a new routine in order.  Getting daughter to school, workout, clean house, pick up daughter, after-school fun and trying to fit in my artwork in there somewhere. I was also a little under the weather, but somehow I managed to fit it all in.

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This weeks Challenge was very cool - it is making a crackle effect on a object using Elmer's glue. I am very happy with how this worked and I am excited to also try this on wood.
I cut out this dress from card stock to use in a mixed media project.  You could use any surface - I am looking forward to trying this as a background on a canvas or wood.

Apply Elmer's Glue


Spread glue
Add paint

Cover Object

Let air dry or use heat gun!


Here she is - this is still a work in progress but I wanted to share where I used my dress! I just love this effect and plan on using this much more!
Here is to another wonderful week! Hugs and Love, Dayleanne XOXO


8 comments:

  1. Neat effect ~ I have an idea where I might use it, thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Mary!

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  2. That's so cool! Did you add the paint while the glue was still wet?

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  3. Yes! :-) you add it directly on top of the wet glue! Super neat

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  4. I love to see how everyone uses things to texture a piece. I especially love how easy this looks to do! CUTE CUTE CUTE

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  5. congrats on starting your fitness program! and thank you for sharing this very interesitng technique,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

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  6. I have always heard how glue can be used for crackling...experiments, experiments! I have a loooong list!

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  7. It always takes me a while to get into a routine when I add something new. :) I did not know you could use glue like that to crackle! How neat!

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