Saturday, December 31, 2011

Frosty De-boss (not quite)

If you haven't seen Tammy Tutterow's post on Frosty De-boss, it's worth checking out!!!
I was going for a different look (not winter), but had trouble with keeping most of the crackle paint in the de-bossed areas. Oh well, I like the background I made and want to give this another go another day.
I colored a piece of Manila folder with Distress inks and some gold acrylic paint and let it dry.
 Placed in an embossing folder so the image is de-bossed.
 Generously spread rock candy Distress crackle paint over the surface working it into the de-bossed areas. Used piece of cardboard to wipe off most of the crackle paste from the surface of the card (leaving crackle paste in the de-bossed areas). Tammy recommends using a piece of chipboard to scrape off the crackle paint, that might be the reason I didn't get enough of the crackle paint scraped off.
 Here's a close up after the crackle paint dried.
 Sprayed with a home made mister with brown ink and perfect pearls.
 Stamped text over the surface with dark brown StazOn ink. Then coated the surface with a thin layer of q. azo nickel gold acrylic paint.


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

That is one beautiful background!!! Cool technique! Congrats on your win today...happy new year!!!

Hetty said...

What a great way to start 2012! Congrats on being chosen by Tim. You do have an awesome blog and I love those tutorials.

Julie said...

Happy New Year Carol. I just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on having your name chosen on Tim's blog! What an awesome prize, have fun with your new goodies!