Friday, November 25, 2011

I'm Distressed ;)

Am I doing something wrong?
I have been trying to use the distress crackle paint.
It isn't coming out the way I think it should. I was expecting deeper cracks.
Actually the photo is showing off better then it actually looks.
I did add some distress powder to this as well.

I added a bit of ink to this one to show off the crackle a bit better.
This one has a smooth feel to it.
I am serious though, these are showing off way better on these photos then they really look.

I thought with this Distress crackle paint all I had to do was paint it on and that was it. I did use my heat tool to speed up the drying time. Maybe that is what the problem is.
Does anyone have any tips on how to make the crackle come out better?

Onto My Day:
Well it is official I have a nasty cold.
I went for a little nap this afternoon and slept for over an hour!!
Chatted on the phone with a friend for a few hours :)   Had a lot of laughs :)
Sharon came by for scrap booking. She worked on some layouts from Christmas of last year. I worked on my mini album.
I NEED to finish this mini. I feel like such a flake. The mini I am working on is for my Design Team at Enchantments Scrapbooking. I know Theresa said no deadlines and no pressure. But seriously I feel like such a slacker.
I need to move my butt and get this done.
I am loving how it is turning out so far :)

Hope you had a creative Friday

Tracy :)


  1. I hope your feeling better... I've never used the "distress crackle paint" before. Good luck on your mini ;o)

  2. Sorry about the cold! I don't have any tips about the crackle--sorry!

  3. love what you are trying to create... it sure looks pretty to me.....I don't know anything about crackle.....I'm also your newest have really pretty projects.....

  4. I've never used crackle paint before, but I do hope you feel better soon!

  5. I have used the crackle paint a lot,sometimes it works and sometimes it not ,I am not sure why. But I found out if I use a lot of crackle paint it works better and you have to be patient in the drying process.
    Good luck:)Hugs:)

  6. Ok, Tracy,
    I don't know a lot about the crackle paint--I think you have to put it on in a fairly thick layer. But you can check out the master himself-Tim Holtz-
    His blog has a section on demo videos and if you click into it there is a demo on crackle paints.
    Hope this helps. Sorry you are sick with a cold. But the tree looks awfully good!!!!

  7. I've heard that crackle paint has to go on really thick too. I haven't used it, but I remember my crackle nail polish from middle school, and that needed to be a very thick coat!

    Feel better soon!

  8. Hi Tracy, thanks for welcoming me to the DT. I hope you're feeling better. Yes, I think the heat gun does not help. I find that it is better to let it dry over night, at least done here is really humid. Try it. I'm so excited to be in the DT for Enchantments Scrapbooking.

  9. youd think it be like the nail polish......

  10. I am no help with the crackle paint, never tried it. I know you say the pictures make it look better, but it looks really good! Hope you're feeling better!

  11. The crackle is supposed to be really thick going on but it is supposed to crack even better with a heat gun, according to Tim Holtz. If you use crackle medium then you used a base color let it dry, use a thick layer of crackle medium and let it air dry overnight, them put a little water (very little water) to make a thick but fluid coat of the top color. The water in the top color is just to make it easier to get on a thick coat in one stroke. The results are amazing.


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