Friday, October 9, 2009

More Crackle Paint & some Glass Bead Gel!

Continuing from the last post, here are more of the crackle atc's.

"Breathe"... Picket Fence (white) crackle paint with some Weathered Wood Distress Ink rubbed onto it to drop the starkness of the white back a bit. If you enlarge this picture by clicking on it, you'll see I also used Golden Glass Bead Gel over the image. This goes on opaque but when the medium dries, all you can see are the little spheres of glass and it also gives it a wonderfully textural feel! Love it!!!


"Transformation"... The fabulous H.R. Giger images will always work well with Black Soot Distress Crackle!



"Portal"... Scattered Straw Distress Crackle, rubbed with some Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Vintage Photo Distress Ink after the crackle had dried. The little brick stamp in the top right is by Cherry Pie.


"Reliquary"... Gothic silver embossed script in background is from Michelle Ward's Printed Matter rubber plate and the beautiful silver window is from Scraptivate - it's one of the many, MANY, styles of German Scrap that we sell at the store. These window arches also come in black and white. I love the silver as you can wipe paint over it and then wipe it off and it grunges it up nicely! The image has the Helmar Crackle 2 step used on it with Payne's Grey paint added and wiped off after the crackle had dried.



Next up is Dominoes! So over the next few days I'll be slaving away in my studio with these little cream plastic toys, trying to come up with interesting looking atc's! We'll see.....

10 comments:

Davinia said...

Gorgeous work as usual Kelsey. Love Transformation, wanna trade? (kidding) (no I'm not. Looking forward to the next class.

Sam Marshall said...

Wow!!!Kelsey, these ATCs are just DIVINE!!! I love them all. The Golden Glass Bead Gel looks fabulous.XXX

Linda Cain said...

Fabulous, fabulous work! Such a true talent! TFS!

Your Friend in ART,
~Linda

Jacky said...

The crackle medium looks fantastic (especially love the soot coloured one) and the Golden glass bead gel comes up a treat...will have to keep a look out for some of that!

Jacky xox

lisa_crofts said...

your atcs look fabulous kelsey. the glass beads look amazing i am glad i have got some on hold. lol

chrisw said...

wow these are gorgeous Kelsey,,i'm getting there too,just finished one i'm very happy with ,is on my blog

Dezinaworld said...

Oh wow !! I love your style, love your art and am about to add to follow
hugs June xxx

Mar said...

great cards!
the transformation one is the coolest of images!
but i likehow the glass bead medium does too
(and i think i have some of that stuff!)

SuviAnniina said...

Hello! I just wanna say that your art is so beautiful and inspiring!

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous cards as usual. Love them all, but I think the second one has to be my favorite!