When I saw this mosaic folder I knew I wanted a stain glass look , something that had alot of cracks and pieces of crackle that were coming off. I used yupo paper and a rainbow mix of alcohol inks. A list of all the colors I used are at the bottom of the post. Since all the inks are out why not create more than one panel. This is something I am trying to do more of.
I lightly went over the raised embossing areas with black archival ink placed the inked panel inside and ran it through my foldaway. I do place my folders on a bit of an angle so that the rollers grab the folder. Sometimes it is a bit of a challenge.
This was the fun part. I went over the entire panel with crackle paint using my pallete knife. For this I did not do it evenly, I wanted some areas with bigger crackle and some with small cracks. This is where you really need to be patient. I left the panel overnight so the paint could do it’s magic or at least that is what I was hoping.
Love all the gorgous cracks in the panel. Now I found that because it was alcohol inks on yupo the paint had a really cool effect. It was chipping off in some places which to me looked awesome.
I carefully went over the panel with picket fence crayon,. This makes the cracks more noticable. For this step I did use my finger , I was a lit worried that if I went over with a brush alot the crackle would start coming off. After I was happy with the look I lightly sprayed the panel with resist spray so that no more cracked pieces would come off. I always run water through my resist spary nozzle so that it doesn’t clog which has happend to me a couple of times and I have had to replace it.
I cut out the empoirum letters from gray holiday woodgrain and white cardstock to layer them. For adhesive I used the SSS micro dots and using my ruler lined them up in the centre.
Hope you enjoyed my step by step. This project was alot of fun to make even the second time. It created such a cool effect. I’m looking forward to trying this again with black , eggplant and mushroom and doing the raised areas with white acrylic paint 🙂
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