Tuesday, January 24, 2012

GRUNGY MONDAY~DISTRESS CRACKLE RESIST

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!!!

31 comments:

  1. Candy, this is beautifully grunged ;)

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  2. Wow this tag is stunning, love the colours...and there is so much fab stuff on here fab fab fab, justlve it!!! Can you tell?!! Hugs trace x

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  3. Gorgeous tag Candy, fabulous background and I love how you altered the lock and added the mica, lovely touch. Great dimension too with the added embellishments. Lovely piece. Tracy x

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  4. This is just AMAZING!!! Grunge at its best!! Love it Candy xxx

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  5. Grunge at it's most elite! Totally gorgeous from top to toe...!

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  6. Hey there Candy, my goodness this is another STUNNING Tag...wowzersss the technique that you have used is amazing and the colors are just fabulous. I LOVEEEEEE the Butterfly (did I ever tell ya that I just LOVEEEE butterflies hehehe) and the little clock and embellish that you used are fabulous...wowww woooowwww and WOWWWWWZERRRRssss Great and amazing job as allways sweetness, Hugs Terry xxxx

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  7. Fabulous tag Candy and so much wonderful detail and embellishments. x

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  8. Wow! thats a stunner!!! I think my favourite part is the clock, but its all wonderful!

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  9. Oh I say.. crackle-tastic.. and i love the mica added in for good measure, looks awesome xx

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  10. This is ALL so OUTRAGEOUSLY COOL!!!!
    WOW! Knocked my socks off....ok, where did they go????

    ~Linda

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  11. Fantastic tag Candy, love the background & the clock is amazing! x

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  12. Wow! Stunning!! I love all the different elements and embellishments. I would not have bought that colour Distress Crackle but I may now!

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  13. This is super gorgeous, Candy! I love the way you used the mica on the clock... what a cool technique! And your color combo is total eye candy.... love it!

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  14. Mica behind the clock is flippin' cool, why can't I think of that crap? lol! As always, great inspiration on your blog, Candy! Awesome!

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  15. This is wonderful...a fabulous piece of artwork and I'm so glad that I've come across your beautiful work and lovely blog! Will definitely be following from now on...
    Emma x

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  16. Oh Candy, I love this and thanks so much for sharing all the little details. The clock is terrific with the mica middle, and I really must get some crackle paint to play with - yours has added so much dimension. That Tim Holtz dripping butterfly stamp is gorgeous - another stamp set added to my wants list :-) Maddy x

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  17. Hey Candy, picking my jaw off the floor for this one! Love love love the Distress colour combo's you have chosen along with the stamps ... the clock stamp with the mica centre ... Genius. xx

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  18. Hey Candy, picking my jaw off the floor for this one! Love love love the Distress colour combo's you have chosen along with the stamps ... the clock stamp with the mica centre ... Genius. xx

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  19. Fantabulous! Love it! Thanks for all the details! You have inspired me to try a few new things!

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  20. Candy this is so beautiful, all that attention to detail is amazing. I love how you have used the mica with the clock - just perfect x

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  21. hey you... you clever and talented lassie... LOVE all those elements and layers you have achieved... simply put... this is ... BEAUTIFUL! xx

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  22. Great tag. I love all the wonderful details.

    Thanks so much for stepping out your creative process.

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  23. Wow, amazing Candy, I love this fabulous tag!!
    It is totally awesome!
    Have a nice weekend
    Hugs
    MARTINA ♥

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  24. So kewl Candy. Love your tag. I gotta pin this, hope you don't mind?
    Hugs Lynn

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  25. Hi...i'm totally blown away by your Tag...the colours the techniques...a visual feast!...Mel :)

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  26. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!! Award winner!!! WOW!

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  27. Such inspirational piece, Candy!
    I have to try that combo.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I am in awe of your work!!!! OH MY. Just detail and the thought you put it to your pieces are amazing. I loved the heart when I saw it over at Simon's but this tag is simply amazing. I have never known what to do with those swivel clasps. You obviously don't have that problem. What a screaminly grand idea. SO glad to have found your blog!! Can't wait to see what's next!

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