The latest challenge from Paperartsy is "Paint" see here - where to start as the opinions are endless.
Of course I had to use a touch of crackled paint somewhere in the project so firstly I created a simple background to mount my tag on.
The main tag includes a new technique for me - I saw Ali Reeve demo recently and she created her own crackle texture paste using gesso and cornflour - just mix the 2 to a stiff paste. I applied this through a mask and left it to dry naturally. Hopefully my photos pick up the gorgeous fine cracks that appear.
I used Inky Pool fresco to cover the whole back ground as I wanted a dark base to stencil using the same technique as Sue Carrington see her project here. They've not turned out too bad - I just need to be a bit less heavy handed with my paint in the future, These were finished off with some pretty flower buttons.
Thank you for looking xx