Saturday, 6 February 2010

Crackle



the theme for this weeks Gothic Arches is crackle. I did get the crackle paint out for this but somehow it didn't do what it was supposed to do.

So I decided to paint gesso and a layer of acrylic paint on top of that. Heated it up so it started to bubble and then pop. Over this I put a crackle stamp with gesso.

The image is from Dezinaworld printed on thick linen cardstock When I saw her ( ages ago) I thought straight away of relaxing hence the retirement bit.


xxxx


het them bij Gothic Arches deze week is crackle verf, de mijne deed niet wat ie moest doen dus heb ik er maar een laag acrylverf over gesso heen gedaan toen verhit tot het ging bobbelen en ploppen. Daarna nog een crackle stempel met Gesso er overheen .

het plaatje komt van Dezinaworld , toen ik dat zag ( tijden geleden) dacht ik gelijk aan relaxen en met pensioen gaan

18 comments:

Martina2801 said...

Your arch is beyond gorgeous, Ellen!
Fantastic piece of art!

Kelly said...

beautiful arch!

Jeanne said...

Great job on this one! I can see retirement in the theme also!!

Kris Dickinson said...

A wonderful arch!

Ginger said...

Clever theme on your arch loved it bravo great art!

Jan said...

Happy Retirement, indeed! Great arch this week, Ellen!

Basement gal said...

Fabulous arch with great layers.

Faye said...

Ellen, this is gorgeous. I love the crackled background and the elegant lady.

Tess said...

I clikcked to enlarge your arch and love it. So many layers and textures to be seen. You are correct, she does look relaxed.

Craftyanny said...

looks fab Ellen. I love how when something isn't right you still manage to get the right look!!
I came across this blog yesterday, tons of vintage freebies so thought you may like a little looksee

http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.

Then again you may know about her lol

Either way, hope your both well
Anne x

sam21ski said...

Lovely arch Ellen

Dezinaworld said...

What a stunning arch this one is Ellen, i truly love that colour and crackle
hugs June xxx

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Wonderful piece - your crackle effect worked out perfectly!

Christine said...

Beautiful and creative arch Ellen- lovely entry!

Suzy B said...

Lovely arch... I'm sure that's me relaxing! :-)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely arch, such great colors and images!
oxo

Effie said...

The crackle looks great!... fab arch.

Beadyjan said...

Thats great I've never tried crackle.
I have a blog candy giveaway on my blog.