Saturday, 26 February 2011

Background technique explained

Hi folks, it seems that during Stamp Addicts live Create and Craft TV show this morning the lovely Nigel asked me to mail in to explain what I had done for the background on one of my samples for the show. But as I recorded it I was too late to mail in, so I thought the next next thing was to explain here. Apparently the programme is on again at 6pm, but of course that will be a repeat.

I used one of the lovely messy techniques I love doing starting with a piece of mount board or really sturdy cardstock. Three steps:

1) Pain all over with acrylic paint......I tend to use a darker colour for this. Wait for it to dry or use a heat gun.

2) Pain with a layer of PVA glue which had been very slightly thinned with water, dry again but if you use a heat tool be careful not to go too close or the glue will bubble and spoil the finished look.

3) Pain over the glue with a lighter shade of acrylic paint. Leave to dry for half an hour and you will see the cracks appear to give the peeled pain look. If using a heat gun to dry, be careful as in 2) above.

You can them stamp on it with such as Stayzon or Archival ink. I have even used versafine black, embossed with detail clear and coloured with Copics. The frame is a Nestie.

There is another example using this technique here.

27 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

aww i missed the show so will try and tune in at 6pm. Love the effect
Thanks for explaining Brenda
Lisa x

Crafty Karen said...

who needs expensive crackle paint eh? i'll definitely be giving this a try, thanks for posting this :-D

Anonymous said...

What a great Father's Day card. Just fantastic! Thanks for the technique too.
Jackie,
Oregon

Sue said...

This is a great card for Father's Day. I love the image and the background is fab! Great technique!

Sue xx

lisa said...

This is a great technique and one I've been playing with too. It works well with matt emulsion too, Brenda, which if you're doing a lot is much cheaper than acrylic paints, especially the tester pots.
It's a stunning card.
Hugs Lisax

Juls said...

stunning! I love the crackled paint effect! Hugs Juls

sandra said...

Great card!
I love that technique and I have tutorial with pictures of it on my blog!
Great effect!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Olga said...

That's quite an unusual look!I'll definitely try it. Thank you.

pinky said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the technique you have used. Hope you are keeping well.

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craftymum said...

great technique Brenda. Thank you
hugs sarah x

Sally H said...

Not something I've tried yet, but I'm definitely going to! It is a fabulous look

Lynda said...

Thanks for the explanation - that's a lovely technique and your card is brilliant.

Love Lynda xxx

Cheryl said...

oh love this technique hun I did a tutorial on my blog I too use,matt,paint from the tiny tester pots,which give stunning effects too,yours is amazing hun works really well with that stamp hugs cheryl xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great technique, I've tested it some weeks ago, it gave a wonderful effect.
Love your card.

Tracy said...

I saw the show it was great, some really fabulous samples. And I love this creation Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lorraine said...

this is stunning thankyou for explaining how to do it for us xx

Anonymous said...

cool technique! thanks for sharing!

Love your card, it turned out great, I would have sworn you used crackle paint for it!

Love it!

Rufus said...

I really like this technique (I like to get messy too!) Your card is a stunning example of this!
R/

louise said...

Wow what a brilliant effect love the crackle look.
Louise xx

Tanya said...

very interesting effect! thank you)

perelka111 said...

great card!

nnalorac said...

Beautiful card Brenda, thanks for the tutorial, must give this a try. Love the background effect. Carolxx

Anonymous said...

This is lovely I will give this ago, cheers!

Merry said...

What a clever technique....something for me to add to my 'to do' list. Thanks so much Brenda for the instructions. Wonderful card too.

Lisa aka Myran said...

This background is soo cool! I have to give it a try :)

Sharon said...

I love that technique and can't wait to try it!