Monday, 9 January 2012

Gel-a-Tins DT - January Pt I

Below post has gone live on the gel-a-tins blog earlier

I love to create crackled backgrounds on my projects but I always found it such a long winded process to first coat the background with some paint, then a layer of crackle medium and afterwards another layer of paint.

Thankfully with the fabulous CRACKLE PAINT stamp, all you need is an inkpad at the ready :)
Stamp anywhere on your background and while the ink is still wet, sprinkle a few bits of embossing powder randomly onto the motif. Once you set the embossing powder with your heat gun, this will make for an interesting two tone/two textured look.
I also made use of the flower stem from the ONCE UPON A TIME set to enhance the cluster of flowers and leaves
And here is the complete layout again - it was a breeze to create it when you don't have to wait for layers of paint and crackle medium to dry.
Supplies used:
Cardstock - Donna Salazar Artistic Papers for GCD Studios
Mists - Donna Salazar Smooch Spritz for Clearsnap
Ink - Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inx for Clearsnap
Journaling Spots - Sassafras Lass, Elle's Studio
Stickers - American Crafts, Dymo
Pearls - Want2Scrap
Other - Embroidery Floss, Blossoms


  1. OMGosh, I LOVE this, Kim! What a fun and artsy looking page, and what a crack-up theme! Love that photo, and love the title and journaling. The whatever strip just makes me chuckle.

  2. what an awesome, totally tubular page! (hee!) love how you've done your title and that amazing background! and long did it take you to make your hair do that??! lol

  3. Fantastic layout, I love the colour combo and I just adore that stamp!! Awesome photo!:)


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