Wednesday 11 January 2012

Viva Decor Craco Crackle Colour


Its ages since I got my fingers dirty and I love playing with different mediums and decided to give the Viva Decor range a whirl, I used the Craco Crackle Colour paint and the Precious Metals Paint and made a crackled book my supplies were bought from Creativity Direct

As it was difficult to photograph I took three pictures for you.

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You can see how well the Craco Crackle colour works, it did state to leave it 24 hrs but I managed to speed up the process to 20 minutes just by using a heat gun.

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It is easy to apply as you can use a paintbrush and add a fairy thick layer or use a pallet knife to spread it.

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I only added the Craco Crackle to the outer casing and spine of the book once I new it was cracked and dried I sponged over some of the precious metal paint and painted the inside of the book with it too, i finished the book by attaching a ribbon around the book and tying a bow and added some memory embellishments to the front.

I used the smaller of the two books to decorate


Jak Signature


Lori m said...

Very pretty, I've never seen the crackle before, nice touch to finish your book off.

Hugs, Lori m

Candy said...

Beautiful, Jak!!
I have never seen this product before.
Hugs, Candy

June Nelson said...

Ots beautiful Jak I saw these books but never thought of crackling them stunning darl xx

Laurian said...

I haven't seen this before but what a stunning end product!
I think that one will go on my list for future playing...

Dawn said...

How Lovely! Must have a go when I've used up all this other stuff I have to try!!! lol!
Dawn xx

Mad Mary said...

That is amazing Jak, i love the crackled look and really like the colour too. Great decoration on the front too.

Mary x

Christine Harrop said...

What a terrific idea. Love the effect it gives. Must add it to my "to do" list!

Judi said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS creation Jak - LOVE it!

How's Natalie now, fully recovered I hope?

Judi x

Tammy said...

Oh wow Jak, absolutely gorgeous! Love the color and embellishments that you used.

Maryann Laursen said...

Really awesome work here Jak. I love the metallic look, it´s giving to the book. It looks absolutely awesome.

Four11Lady said...

Great project..........have never seen these products before....very imformative!

Denise said...

This looks fantastic - that crackle paint is just gorgeous. Think I shall have to get me some!! Love the floral decoration and key.
Denise xx

sallysbitz2 said...

This looks very effective x

hugs sally x

Jennifer Lou said...

This is so very beautiful. A really nice idea, I've been looking for beautiful ways to store my bead creations. <3 IT! x