Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Distressed Window Card With Ranger Crackle Paint


ItsyBitsy recently launched a fabulous new range of Ranger products. There's Glossy Accents, Distress Inks and my new favourite - Crackle Paint. This product is fantastic. Available in a variety of colours, it allows you to create fabulous aged finishes to your project without having to do much distressing yourself. When I ordered my Peeled Paint Crackle Paint, the first thing I wanted to try out was a window card inspired by this card. Even the techniques I tried out were outlined in this fabulous post!



To create my card I took a piece of white card stock and covered the entire facade with Peeled Paint Crackle Paint. I left it to air dry and once it was done, the paint had dried into an interesting cracked finish. Then using my We R Memory Keepers Piercing Tool I scraped out brick lines. As I scraped the base white card emerged creating quite authentic looking brick lines. After all the scraping was done I sanded off all the excess bits of paint and paper with my We R Memory Keepers Sweetheart Distressing tool. I used the blade edge of the same tool to distress the edges and create the peeled paper effect. This completed my brick wall background.


The window itself is cut out of white card stock and to create that vintage window look, I used the Ranger Crackle Paint but this time I tried to make the brush as dry as possible. Then I just brushed it across the white window. The colour spread in an uneven untidy manner that made the window look about 20 years old! How cool is that!

Now this may be all going over your head so I figured I would share a video tutorial of how I made this card. So look out for that coming very soon.

When my card was done I proudly showed it to my husband and this comic from Bitstrips perfectly conveys his reaction! Arghh!! The pitfalls of creativity!



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12 comments:

  1. loved d effect :)
    btw,.so true..even my hubby says d same when i show him any vintage project!! men are crazy :P

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    1. Yup! Thank goodness for crafter friends eh?

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  2. this is one fabulous piece...even I love the peel paint colour from the ranger crackle range!! Its gives an old vintagy look !!

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  3. Ha Ha I can understand Ajay's reaction....my daughter exclaims the same if I try anything vintage and honestly Sunehra the vintage style just hasnt caught up here in India!! I wouldnt dare gift anything vintage to anyone who is not a crafter!!

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    1. Ya man - it's doubtful they will get it - and to think I spent 5 hours on it when I could've achieved that effect by giving it to my 2 year old daughter for 5 minutes!! Ha ha

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  4. Wow! Fabulous. Love the window and vintage effect. Waiting for the video tutorial :)

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  5. Its a gorgeous card Sunhera ..totally loved the vintage look you have created with the crackle paints and your Bitstrips photo definitely bought a smile to my face ..So agree with you, about this style not having been caught up here in India ..My mom questioned me about it asking why I had torn my card from the top. She was very dubious about gifting it to someone too :)

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    1. ha ha ha - that torn comment is hilarious... we actually tear it to get it all vintage and they just miss the point!!

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