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« on: March 12, 2006 07:16:37 AM »

I've been thinking about starting a thread like this for a while, so here goes.  I'm such a sponge when it comes to new techniques for doing stuff and since I've lately been on the paper craft thing, I thought I would start the thread here (the art thread intimidates me- I have some creativity, but almost no real skill).  I will go first so you get an idea.

The other day I read where if you paint over regular school glue it will crackle like the stuff you buy at the store.  I tried it, and it worked (I actually used Aleene's Tacky Glue though) but I didn't like the white underneath.  So, using acrylic paint, I put a layer of dark green on (I used thick illustration board 'cause that was all I had that wouldn't buckle, but really thick paper might work too) and waited for it to dry.  Then I put a layer of glue on with my finger, waited a minute or two, then painted a layer of lighter green over the top very gently so the glue and the paint didn't mix.  This was the result.



Now if anyone else wants to share, that's cool.  If not, I'll just keep posting fun stuff I find.
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2006 07:23:56 AM »

That's really very cool.  Is it all peely?  I'll bet it would work with mod podge..  Thanks for the tip!

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2006 07:32:13 AM »

Not peely, actually pretty smooth and it doesn't come off with a little fingernail either (after drying overnight).  Whenever I finish the project (which I haven't really decided what I'll do with it yet) I plan on sealing it somehow.  I don't know if mod podge would work, but you could do a small test run with different materials.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006 10:25:30 PM »

neato, i didn't know about the glue. do you have to do it while the glue is still sorta wet?

I've got one techique that you probably already know about- it's kind of elementry school-ish. or the same thing you do when you draw on easter eggs with crayons before dying them. but if you use oil pastels and water colors you can get some intersting effects (at least you can get some sharper edges because you can't paint over the oil). Plus it's quick  Smiley
I've been messing around with it lately.
here are some I've done:


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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006 05:41:13 AM »

I'm so glad someone else felt like sharing!  That is a really cool effect, and the way you did it with that tree is fantastic!  I don't have any oil pastels, but I'm wondering if waxy colored pencils would get similar (if not as bright) results.  If not, my three year old has a box of 64 crayons.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  I've also heard of using a white crayon on glossy cardstock and then sort of "painting" it with colored inks.  It acts as a resist (much like the easter eggs) that you can supposedly wipe off after the whole thing is dry.
I have to say I'm a bit skeptical about the wiping off part, though.

neato, i didn't know about the glue. do you have to do it while the glue is still sorta wet?

I do it when the glue is still fairly wet, being careful not to mix it too much with the top layer of paint.  The paint just sort of glides right on.  I've never tried it after the glue was dry.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006 10:28:41 AM »

That tree came as a result of watching Tim Burton's version of charlie and the chocolate factory  Wink

Using color pencil works ok- I found out by accident when marking for where to cut my ATCs. (But I was trying to not mark up the paper too much) and I guess it depends on how vigorously you get the pencil on the paper. So let me know how it works for you  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2006 08:24:15 AM »

I'd just like to say the image with the tree is wonderful.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2006 10:29:07 AM »

thank you
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2006 08:42:41 PM »

Glue that's dried makes paint go crackly....when I was younger I tried to fix a hole in the wall with glue, and I learned rather quickly that a crackle finish does not hide flaws very well  Tongue

the tree is awesome, nix kisses.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2006 06:54:38 AM »

That crackle technique is really cool! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to go home and give it a whirl.

And yes, that tree is great!
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