I learned the technique in Creative JumpStart Summit 2013 online event that is ongoing through January (free). The class by Louise Nelson is about crackle. She shows three different ways to crackle. for my first attempt I chose to do the last option, but I will be working with the other two soon. This is a faux crackle.
The photo is of my mother from her photo album dated 1957.
Ingredients: Molding Paste, Gesso, Rubber Stampede Crackled Background stamp, Tattered Angels Baseboard and Glimmer Mist, Prima butterfly and ribbon with rhinestones, Kaisercraft wood element, buttons, antique ribbon, Glue Dots permanent, Cosmo Cricket tiny letters, I used a flat canvas because that is what I had for a harder background, but you can use a chipboard type background (Graphix, Sizzix, and more make a 12 x 12).
Although it did not turn out exactly the way it should I actually love it all the more. I learned a lot like ...don't make the molding paste too thick because it will not "crackle" but "peak." LOL Or be more patience and let the spray run instead of trying to make it move faster ... it spreads out...yuck. Or yet ... "go with it." I'm really excited about this one.
New to me Tip: I used Glue Dots Adhesive to adhere the wood element. It didn't come loose, but it wasn't lying as flat as I wanted it to. I remember with my liquid adhesives to clamp the items together because pressure actually aids in the process. Well, I clamped down the areas that I had Glue Dots. It worked perfectly and I believe I have an even better hold.
Upcoming: I have my One Little Word I want to post about this week and I'm already in the thick of "experiencing" my word for 2013. Also it's time to "get it in the book" and I remembered I did an experiment at the beginning of last year with adhesives and how well they hold over a year's time. So we'll check on that one as well.
Have a Crafty Artsy Day!