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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Tie-dye crackle chipboard TUTORIAL (Dusty Attic/ Something Tattered)

I have been holding onto several chipboard casings of Dusty Attic mini words and titles. I thought they would made great pieces to experiment techniques on. Well, I liked the result of what I call "Tie-Dye Crackle Chipboard" and decided to put it to good use. I started off by stamping the bag using the Something Tattered SWIRLS stamp set and some white acrylic paint. I also used the same stamp set with distress ink on the doily.

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Tie-dye crackle chipboard instructions:

STEP 1 - Using a stiff paintbrush, stipple (pouncing motion) a thick layer of white gesso on your chipboard to create "peaks" and then let it completely dry.

STEP 2 - At close range, spray a variety of mists, letting it pool in areas.

STEP 3 - Apply clear crackle varnish in a gentle circular motion - it will reactivate the mist to create a tie dye effect.

STEP 4 - Watch the magic happen... as the crackle varnish dries it pulls the mist away from the gesso "peaks". This exposes the white gesso beneath in the cracks of the varnish.

For a more subtle effect, use two soft mist colours and apply clear gloss varnish (instead of crackle) - as I have done on this mini card.

Dusty Attic products used:
Mini Words # 1 (DA0386)
Happy Memories (DA0732)
Celestial White Flowers (DA0800)
Clear Crackle Varnish (DA0900)
Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901)
Navajo White paint (DA0903)

Something Tattered SWIRLS Stamp set used:


Paula Calvanico said...

Hi Vicky, new follower :) What an abundance of awesome tutes! Your flowers are divine. Thanks for sharing such great tips,


Desire Fourie said...

A stunning gift bag. Love the vibrant stamping.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}