Thursday, February 21, 2008

Playing Around...

I'm not big on paint. My own pages are simple and straight-forward, and I'm good with that. I rarely try new techniques--but I have to say, I'm completely sold on these...Tim Holtz's crackle paints come with a brush attached to the inside of the lid. They go on like butter, and really do crackle (with the aid of my hair dryer--but you can also use a heat tool.) Here is what the pink (Worn Lipstick) looks like on chipboard, once it has been inked with distressing ink to bring out that crackled look:
I was warned beforehand to use it on chipboard because it would make cardstock buckle. So I knew ahead of time to not waste my time on that. I liked it so much, I tried the red (fired brick)...
So then I got to playing around, and I added these gigantic Dresden wings...
I think I like them this way best:

I plan on making this the focal point to a cool layout I hope to complete this weekend. I'll be sure to keep you posted!

Many of you got the March Add-On that went on sale last Friday with the Tea Stain crackle paint in that kit. If you have a chance to play, please share photos with me, and I'll be glad to post the pictures on the blog. Kind of fun to try something new...

Enjoy your Thursday!

9 comments:

Molly said...

Oh my! I must have this paint!

Damaris said...

Those are fun! Love to use them. Can't wait to see your completed layout.
Hugs

Gina (frazzledmom) said...

You totally rock, Trish! Your projects are just awesome! That winged heart is spectacular - dying to see the finished LO. I can't wait to play with the crackle paint in the add-on now.

Have a great time at the retreat!

Christi Snow said...

I am going to have to find some of these crackle paints...so gorgeous!

I just uploaded a layout using {mostly} the Feb. kit... http://alteredambitions.blogspot.com/2008/02/my-heart.html
smiles,
christi

emelyn said...

I am so in love with the crackle paint!! It's so easy to use and makes a great effect!! LOVE your samples, Trish!!

Kristin said...

Nice! Very cool effect. Have fun on your retreat lucky girl - you deserve it!

ps - I want that huge choc. bunny!

Gabrielle said...

I love me some Tim Holtz Crackle Paint! I want them in all the colors! :)

Jana Eubank said...

Uh-Oh! I have a few of these in neutrals, but now you made me want one of each of the colors!

:Jayne said...

I've already been through quite a few jars of this paint. I'd paint a room in it if I could!

:J