Goodly morning indeedily and I have a grin like the old Cheshire Cat today because I had one of those "I wonder if" moments last night. A few months ago I used Rock Candy Cracklepaint through a mask and it worked a wonder. So, last night I was sitting there playing, as you do... and I started to wonder if I could change the colour of Rock Candy Cracklepaint. Now, I know that there are loads of Cracklepaints in the Distress colour range... but they are opaque... and very painty... where as Rock Candy is see through (erm... I mean transparent) and they are more accenty than painty. *still with me?*
Well... the following tutorial shows you how to change the colour of your Rock Candy Cracklepaint... and keep within the Distress colour range... and... the crackles still crackle! Tis a really simple technique and I hope you will like it... that there tag up there is a sneak peek of the finished sample :O))
Rock Candy Cracklepaint
Scoop some of the Rock Candy out of the pot using your spatula and pop it onto your craft sheet.
Drip three or four drops of Re-Inker onto the Rock Candy - I have tried to do this several ways and have found that keeping the drops apart works best... sometimes they run off the Rock Candy - you can just scoop them back up though.
Using your spatula, begin to gently mix the Re-Inker into the Rock Candy - try not to over work it or you will get bubbles forming in the Rock Candy.
Mix the Re-Inker into the Rock Candy thoroughly - although I haven't tried it, you could leave it more streaky and see how the effect turns out though :O))
Place your mask/stencil over your tag/card and make sure you hold it in place. Using the spatula, spread the Rock Candy over the stencil and try not to joggle the stencil otherwise it will spread underneath the plastic bits.
Once you have covered the tag/card, very carefully lift the mask/stencil off and set the tag aside to dry - make sure you clean the stencil/mask immediately though, otherwise the Rock Candy will dry on that too.
This is how it looks once it is dry... cool huh?
If you have any excess mix left over or, if you prefer not to use a stencil/mask, you can use a paintbrush to apply the Rock Candy/Re-Inker mix to the tag... this is when it is painted on... don't forget, Rock Candy is a "self levelling" paint so even if you have brush strokes in it when you are painting, by the time it drys it will be flat again.
As mentioned before, I first spread Rock Candy through a stencil a while back... here's what it looks like... no inking etc so you can get an idea how different the look is :O))
Finally... it is my day for The Artistic Stamper Creative Team... and that means it is time for a taggy giveaway again. The piccie at the top of the post here is a sneak peek... all the deets on how I made the tag are HERE. If you would like to own the tag, you just need to leave me a comment here... and if you leave one over there too you will be entered into the draw twice!
Right... tis time for me to go and lay down in a darkened room ... far too much brain activity for one day! Plus, it is the Sunday Stamper tomorrow and I need to think up a new theme! Thanks for looking... hope you liked the tut! TTFN