Thursday, February 05, 2009

pretty paper hearts



the theme at Pretty Paper Hearts is "Cracked". Which I took as an opportunity to use this amazing technique which has been demonstrated by my super talented friend Carrie in the current issue of Stampers' Sampler.
This technique allows you to make the most fabulous crackle background using only acrylic paint and PVA glue. If you like messy techniques, they don't come much messier than this one!
first I painted the card with cerulean blue acrylic paint, and allowed it to dry. (I do not do well waiting for things to dry, I'm about as patient as Mr Impatient of Impatientsville) then I painted this with a layer of PVA glue and immediatly with a layer of white acrylic paint, then waited....and waited.... and went for a bath...then came back and WOW!! how cool is that effect! after leaving it to dry a bit more (spot the impatient fingerprints), I finished it off with collage image and stamps from Inka and embellishments (including the most perfect button that was in the Blog candy I received from Marie)

23 comments:

  1. Joanne, this is awesome!!! Beautiful! I saw this and wondered how it would turn out and plan to try it. You did an incredible job!!

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  2. I love this technique and you've done such a fab job on it - great colour choices too!!!

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  3. Just wonderful! Easier than the two part crackle medium for sure and nicer results!

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  4. I love the paper heart, and I'm so happy you found a use for one of the buttons! :o) By the way, I loved the pic you emailed me of your son and I am so excited for the parcel! Thank you in advance. I'll let you know when it arrives.

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  5. This is adorable, Joanne...simple yet awesome! I really love it.

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  6. I really love this project. You did a wonderful heartfelt job!

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  7. that's fab Joanne. a technique well worth trying.

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  8. Thanks Joanne for the compliments - glad you liked it and its so simple, its my favourite technique (after transfers lol). I hope to give this challenge a go over the weekend.

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  9. erm - forgot to say - love your piece rofl - I'm so self absorbed sometimes......

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  10. You've certainly cracked this technique :0) Excellent , Joanne- love the colours too.

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  11. Love this paper heart Joanne, look forward to reading carrie's tutorial in Stampers Sampler, great technique.

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  12. OK, so that is a technique I need to try out!! Thanks for the inspiration, your heart is lovely!

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  13. Must have a go at that idea - sounds easy and looks great!!

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  14. wonderful work Joanne - and what a wonderful technique,thanks for sharing with us.

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  15. This is adorable Joanne! I've posted an award for you on my blog, please check it out. ((HUGS)) - Kris

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  16. This is stunning Joanne, I love the crackle background. Am definatley gonna have to give that technique a go!

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  17. Just lovely, I prefer yours to mine :)
    I used elmers glue, I wonder if different glues give different effects?

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  18. I love new techniques that use what you already have! Thanks for sharing your beautiful heart. Lol Lynn x

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  19. Oh how divine is this little heart!! Love the addition of the webbing. Great use of the cracking technique on the background too.

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  20. Your heart is just beautiful! Thank you so much for taking part in the challenge.

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!