I’m excited to be a Guest Creative Guide at
A Vintage Journey today!
I’ve been invited by Nikki to inspire you to use crackle on your creative pieces.
When I went to grab my crackle paste it had all dried up…so I went for my favourite crackle stamp instead. I love stamping so it was fun just play with stamps.
and my crackle stamp!
My usual style is one-layer, but for this challenge I’ve gone with some layers.
The crackle is used to give a vintagey feel.
The main panel is stamped with distress inks. Every time I looked at the umbrella man holding out the umbrella, I kept thinking that he needed to have something under it…
so I went for man’s best friend – a dog!
The dog was stamped with distress inks first, masked, and then the man was stamped.
It really didn’t need masking, but did it anyway just to be on the safe side in case he didn’t quite fit.
I discovered that when using my new Misti (love this gadget!!!), I could add some black soot to the edges of the image and re-stamp it.
It gives a lovely two-tone effect which I quite like…and will definitely be doing this again!
I have to admit that the background was soooo much fun to make!
It is made with distress crayons, lifting some off using a baby wipe through a rectangle stencil.
I have highlighted some of the rectangles using water colour pencils so that they popped a little more.
A little over-stamping with some words and crackle stamps gives it all a gorgeous vintage effect I think.
Pop on over to A Vintage Journey and check it out.