Friday, 15 April 2011

Cracking time!

Thought I'd post this tonight before the Whisky 'O Lins get the better of me!
Got to hit this cold on the head somehow! LOL
(BTW....don't know if that is how you spell it but that is what is otherwise known as a hot toddy made with lemon, honey, hot water and whisky of course!....magic for the old sore throat) :)

I could not wait to get home from work today
(not just for the whisky 'o lin....cheeky!) play with the Fresco paints from Paperartsy.
I took the lead from my blog chum Helen who mentioned that she would have used a darker shade on her crackle....thanks Helen ;)
I decided to buy a very limited palette of the colours just to try them and when I looked I thought whoops perhaps I should have gone for some of the darker luck would have it I had bought both the black (Little Black Dress) and white (Snowflake)....very useful to darken or lighten other colours....whew!
I was not keen on having a totally black under colour so decided to add a bit of white to the black for a charcoal colour on the first layer. (I used a bit of textured crackle yet)

It dried in no time :)...then added the crackle glaze using a credit card splodger! I used a very very thin layer too so this bottle will last for ages....I like that!

The photo might show the crackle layer looking glossy but it is dry!
Hey! Now for the magic......I painted a layer of yellow (Haystack) using about the same amount of paint as on the first layer.
Oooh! That is a scrummy yellow....very nearly Austrian yellow I would say
....if you have ever been you will know what I mean ;)
Waited for it to dry.
....although the instructions say you can use a heat gun too if you are in a hurry!
And lookeeeeee what you get

Scrummy crackle or what?
BTW, this is destined to appear on my WOYWW piece for the upcoming pay it forward anniversary
Thanks for looking
TTFN Sioux xoxo
P.S. Here is a hug in a mug I had last night......courtesy of another blog chum.....thanks Gez!

It was lovely....but drastic measures are called for tonight!! HOL


  1. I really must get some of these paints!
    Ive got a terrible cold too, so feel for you...hope the hot toddys do the trick - mind you, youll sleep well tonight!

  2. Gorgeous cracking! What a lovely colour that yellow looks. Hope you feel better soon and enjoy your hot toddy!

  3. Sorry you are feeling unwell. Love the effect you achieved with those paints!Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Anesha

  4. Hope you feel better soon. Love the crackle, I'm still at the thinking stage with the paints but the more I see them the more I'm drawn to them. I have said this twice now on blogs, could cost me a fortune. Tracy x

  5. awe hun, sorry to hear you are under the weather. Hope the hot tods help.xx
    Your crackling looks FAB :)
    Sleep tight.xx

  6. This crackle is looking really good. Hope you feel better today after your night on the bottle! I wonder if that's why I very rarely get a cold - every night on the bottle???!!!
    Hugs Joanne xx

  7. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  8. Aren't the fresco paints just scrummy, love the crackle.
    wishing you better soon x

  9. Love those crackle effects. I still haven't used my fresco paints yet.
    So sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly. Hope your cold is getting better now.
    Sue xx

  10. Dont you just love those paints!! So lush i need more!!

    love the colour too fab!



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