Tuesday, October 28, 2008

metallic play........

I'm totally addicted to the Distress crackle paint...I LOVE IT...

But I bet you already knew that...

So when tim said he was doing metallic crack...I was counting the days 'til I got my samples.

I couldn't stand it...yesterday I took a little break & played with them. Here's the brushed pewter...on a Maya Road chipboard flower. This is plain...with no extra color rubbed into the cracks.




Here's the yummy tarnished brass...

There's also antique bronze. Another cool color. Sorry...no photo.
Since "going green" is so popular these days....I wanted to repurpose/redo an older product that I was tired of.
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So...
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I had these huge brads...I had used them as is...I stamped on them before & now it was time for something different.
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Take a look...from this to this...

The paint easily changed the finish of the brad. I knew that the paint needed a surface with a tooth in order to adhere & crack...
Hmmm...the brad was smooth... what could I do?
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I applied a coat on the brad (I used the matte)...then let it sit & dry. When it dried, I painted a medium coat of crackle paint on & waited to see if the magic would happen.
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A successful experiment!!!!!!
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The MULTI-MEDIUM is the PERFECT solution for adding tooth to a smooth surface.
I tried to pick the paint off...NOPE...
dropped it...NOPE...
rubbed it really hard...NOPE...it's on there rock solid.
Now I like these brads again.
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I am quickly becoming addicted to the matte multi-medium. I find that it's great for adhering heavy metal pieces in a collage.
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Now...what else could I do with the paint?? How about a dose on a manilla tag?

After it dried & cracked...I rubbed Black Soot distress ink into the cracks. Then I stamped on it with Ranger's pitch black pigment ink and made this...(stamp by Stampers Anonymous)

My other thought is to paint it on a manilla tag & then use punches or that wonderful Cuttlebug/Big Shot to make some fun metallic embellishments.
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But like the infomercials...
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WAIT...
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There's even more...but I can't show that just yet. I sent a project to Ranger for their site. When it's up...I'll be sure to share! This technique adds another product to the mix and totally gives the paint another very cool look.
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So here's the moral of the story today...
Take time to play &
MAKE ART!
wendy

9 comments:

Lori said...

Great stuff! Looks like I'll be adding to my "collection"! Can't wait to see the project for Ranger! You have such creative ideas!

StampinCathy said...

WOW it's amazing how these wonderful paints make something plain into something WoW! Thanks for all the samples. More stuff added to my list and no more money going into the funds. :(

Darlene said...

I agree with Lori. I need to go shopping!!!

Sarah said...

Can't wait to get my hands on some of that antique bronze crackle paint. Oh, the possibilities!!!

Lisa Pace said...

You are SUCH the enabler... great stuff from the Queen of Ink herself.

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers!!!
Can't wait to get my hands on this it looks wonderful and I just adore your project.
kim x

Debby said...

I just purchased the mixatives today...now I find out there is distress crackle paint and it's metal? Oh, my goodness Wendy I can't keep up.

I want to play!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Definitely something we need. I hope we can get this in stock. Sometimes the distributors are out for a long time. FINGERs Crossed!

shelley said...

Very cool stuff here!! You are totally rockin' it Wendy!!!