Tim Holtz's grunge board is fun to work with. I slathered it in some of his Distress Crackle Paint (black soot) and added it to this Sketchbook. (I'm starting early on my Christmas presents this year, because I'm givin' all handmade gifts.) This is a sketchbook for my sweet little sister Tyese (aka weasel seester). She's not so little anymore, but she's every but as sweet! I've never stepped on a snowboard, but she has and she lives in a resort town, so I thought Daisyboardabella would be cute. She likes to make lists (she's the most organized gal I know) and she's artistic, so I thought a sketchbook would be a good place for her to save schtuff.
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One Christmas, years ago, my Mom's side of the family all decided that we were going to only give each other what we had made with our hands. (I've talked about this on here before, but the memory makes me so happy that I couldn't resist sharing it again.) Those gifts are my most treasured possessions.
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I find the edges of the grunge board hard to hit with the paint, but a black marker around the edges solves that problem. Messy little paws I have, hey?
- I used coredinations paper (this shade is Nightfall: black with a grey core)
- I sanded it to look like snowy hills at night using a sanding block & emery board
- Then I added swirls by painting a wash of white craft paint on
- I outlined the swirls with a glitter pen
- Added the embossed bella
- Emboss her with black craft ink & clear embossing powder
- Watercolour her with reinkers (Passion Pink & Pretty in Pink)
- Add crystal effects and glitter to parts of her (especially the snow board)
- Cut her out
- Glue her on with crystal effects
I embossed flowers on the Pretty in Pink cardstock in black and filled them in with white signo gel pen. The scalloped black mat has little gems glued on with crystal effects and the silver frame is from Hodge Podge hardware. I used a glue pen to emboss "Ty" on there. :0)
Some Distress Crackle Paint links:
- All the colours it comes in
- Jennifer's great video
- Another great video by Christine
- Write up by Tim Holtz on Distress Crackle Paint
- Craft Critique write-up by Tami Bayer
- Gorgeous lettering by Rachel
- Tim's tag (crackle paint on grunge board)
- Tim's tag (crackle paint on paper)
- Ouuu and this is by ranger too Crackle accents (it's clear) gots ta get me some of that! Isn't Deborah's project gorgeous?