I love this technique and wanted to play along with Grungy Monday's Challenge this week. It's Distress Crackle Resist. If you're not familiar with this cool technique, here is Tim's video to show you how it's done.
Here is my tag that I made using the Distress Crackle Resist technique in part of my background.
I started with a plain manila #8 tag. I used Dried Marigold Distress Crackle Paint on my background. When that had dried and crackled, I added Broken China and a little Wild Honey Distress Ink to colorize the tag. I flicked a little water on the Distress Ink areas so that I could get a little of that splattered look.
Here is my background before embellishments were added.
Next I ground a little Broken China followed by a hint of Black Soot Distress Ink down into the cracks and wiped away the excess ink. Then I heat embossed Tim's butterfly using black embossing powder and I also stamped a few areas around the edges of the tag with black embossing powder. I stamped some script, some little numbers and a little of Dyan Reaveley's harlequin stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. I cut up a piece of scrap Mica Tile into little pieces and added it to my tag using Glossy Accents.
Here is a better look at the butterfly and the background behind him. You can see the Distress Crackle better in this picture.
I added Tim's Weathered Clock stamp to the tag only with a twist. I cut out the center of the clock and added a piece of Mica behind it. Then I replaced the center of the clock...so the Mica looks like an old watch crystal. The clock is distressed using Broken China and a touch of Wild Honey and Black Soot Distress Inks. I also added just a touch of Gold Paint Dabber to bring out some highlights. Then I added Crackle Accents randomly around the exterior clock ring. You can see the small hairline cracks in it as well. The Ideaology Game Spinner and Sprocket Gears have been touched with a Juniper Paint Dabber to make them look patina. "FLY" is Tim's Ransom Alpha Parts that have been dabbed with a Gold Paint Dabber and then a touch of Juniper Paint Dabber for the patina look.
"Wish" is stamped on watercolor paper that has been distressed with Vintage Photo and then spritzed with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist. I added some Gold and Juniper to the Ornate Plate to make give it an antiqued patina finish. Then I added some Crackle Accents to "WISH". I love that crackle effect. Then I added a Swivel Clasp with some patina Ideaology and charms to dangle from the edge of the Ornate Plate.
Here is a better look at the lower half of the tag.
I hope you're having a creative day!!!