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!