Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday StepXStep

chunky chipboard elements, painting & crackle finishing…

Earlier this week, for my Frilly & Funky posting for the chipboard and metal challenge, I showed this little scene…


From a single die, I created a chunky, dimensional bird house…


I began by die cutting 8 repeats, from light weight chip board. The number of repeats is not essential, but it is handy to have more die cuts than you are likely to use to achieve the thickness you desire…


Use your favorite adhesive to glue one die cut carefully on top of another. It’s important to have them stack up carefully. I used glossy accents for this job…


Repeat this with as many layers as you need, to make it as thick as you like. I chose to clamp them all together with some small clamps I often use for paper creations. You can let it cure under a heavy book, just as well…


When the adhesive is dried, it’s time to paint a base coat of acrylic paint, in whatever color you desire. For the birdhouse used in monday’s post, I painted it white. This time, I used blue for the base..


Once the paint is dry, I brushed a medium thick layer of Distress Crackle Paint, in picket fence. It doesn’t need to be a careful coating. It’s best not to go over any areas you have already painted. The thinner the layer, the finer the crackle pattern. A thick layer will result in a larger crackle pattern…


By using a contrasting paint beneath the Distress Crackle Paint, the pattern shows through very distinctly. It’s really fun to play with color combinations of paint and crackle paint. The chipboard piece can be left as it is, or……


you can add another layer of color with distress ink. I find a finger dauber works well…


The possibilities are endless and can be adjusted for any creation you have in mind. This little house may just get some antiquing around the edges.. I’ll use this technique in some different ways down the road.

Thanks for stopping by~ and I hope you have a terrific weekend!

*Hugs*

Rebecca

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20 comments:

  1. What a stunning project Rebecca. The birdhouse is stunning and I love the crackle glaze effect.

    TFS
    Annie x

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  2. Thanks Annie~ I love, love. love crackle too! I hope you give it a try~ Hugs, Rebecca

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  3. Hi Rebecca, I too think the birdhouse is stunning! It looks amazing on your beautiful project. Anne x

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  4. Thanks for this great tutorial. I love this idea!

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  5. So glad you like it! Hope you have fun with it! Hugs, Rebecca

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  6. Gorgeous birdhouse - wonderful tutorial, thank you! I'm working backwards through my blog catching up... so I'll reach the actual project eventually!
    Alison x

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    1. Thanks a bunch~ backwards is my usual! Hope you have fun! Hugs, Rebecca

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  7. Fantastic tutorial, Rebecca! I had no idea you'd created your house this way... thanks for sharing the process!

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    1. My pleasure Marjie~ thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Rebeccz

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  8. Gorgeous Birdhouse Rebecca
    Thanks for the tutorial.

    Greetings Janny

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    1. I'm so happy to share~ it's more fun that way! Hugs, Rebecca

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  9. I love your house! Thanks so much for the step by step. I need to try this soon.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment Pam~ Hugs, Rebecca

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  10. Wow...this is so gorgeous! I really love the depth you created by stacking the birdhouse...which is darling! Great step by step...thank you!

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  11. I love your technique of clamping together several die cut houses for an extra chunky shape!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Joetterer! Hugs, Rebecca

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  12. Gorgeous Rebecca!!!! I love the crackled look, perfectly done, and what a finish..WOW!!!

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    1. Thanks Anita~ I have a weakness for crackle (everywhere but my face)! Hugs, Rebecca

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