Monday, February 10, 2020

Crackled Heart card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Crack it up".

This week is Valentine's Day and I was inspired by it while making this birthday card. First I started with the Grime stencil with Crackle Texture Paste. And then I used Crystal Sand Texture Paste a bit around the corners. This paste is very moist and difficult to apply, but I still have to find the first sand-like paste that is easy to apply. Often it's either too moist or too dry. It's just not sticking to the surface enough or not spreading the way I want... Maybe I just need to practice more, LOL!


After all of texture was dry, I started working with Liquid Acrylics. It's the first time that I've used these and I find them really cool, especially as the first layer of color, they are permanent when they dry up, but they behave like stains when they're still wet. After the first layers of Liquid Acrylics, I continued building up layers with Infusions and Shimmer Powder. I made a spray from the Carmine Liquid Acrylic, added Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and sprayed it over the Faceted Heart Icut out of red cardstock. Then I darkened the edges with Distress Ink Black Soot and added some Shimmer Powder Solar Flare. As a final layer I used Rock Candy Distress Paint on the heart. That gave it a glossy crackled effect.




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Karen Letchworth said...

Your art is amazing and SO beautiful. I'm so inspired by the amazing projects of the Design Team and I was inspired so much that I created crackled art for this challenge. Speaking of challenges....I don't know if you ever link up your creations in any challenges, but I'd like to let you know about one great challenge I'd love to have you enter. I run Word Art Wednesday - it's always Anything Goes/Family Friendly with us. We have amazing sponsors, which means amazing prizes of course. Right now, our sponsor is the awesome Seth Apter. Seth Apter Designs is a Mixed Media super cool store (paints, stamps, stencils, mixed media products) offering TWO prizes (two winners) of a $25 gift certificate to each one. This is an AMAZING Mixed Media store and I'd sure love to have you come play along (both now or any time) at Word Art Wednesday for your chance to win:

Thanks again for sharing your amazing artwork. You really inspired me.
Karen Letchworth

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