Thursday, September 27, 2012

Viva Las Vegastamps! halloween blog hop day 5

Welcome back! How as the hopping been so far? Have you gone to the VLVS! forums and say hi to us on the Halloween post over there? if not don't forget to do that! :D

Today I made a fun tag using one of my favorite techniques. The glue crackle technique. I know this technique has been around awhile, bit I learned about this when I first started art journaling.


The white tag is about 6 1/4 inch tall. I first painted a black base coat on the tag. After it dried I put a generous amount of Elmer's white glue on the tag. With a paint brush I brushed the glue along the whole tag. Then while the glue is still wet I put some orange craft paint on the tag. Again I took the same paint brush and brushed the paint with the glue. To give the tag a head start in drying time. I turned on the heat gun to the tag, just til you see some cracks forming. then set to dry.

As you can see you can get some great cool looking cracks. I didn't want to cover all that up. you can see there is an Hand an E in the cracks. lol



On white cardstock I stamped with Black Versafine ink pad stamped the Wicked Witch with broom, The spiked fence and "the witching hour" stamps. Embossed it the the Ultra High Gloss Embossing powder. I colored the face of the witch with green water color. I took the black soot distress ink pad and a water brush and painted the fence black to take out the white cardstock. did the same for the witching hour. 

I took the bird claw die cut that I had and used the Clear embossing pad and black UTEE and did a few layers of the UTEE then stamped with the clear embossing pad the tree writing collage background stamp. I used the claw as a tree.Attached the tree with Miracle tape. Then I used glossy accents on both ends of the fence. The with I used foam tape to put it on the fence. In the upper right corner I had a bat punch that was in my stash. Put Miracle tape in the body and folded the wings in to make it look like it was flying. The witching hour underneath the bat.both attached with miracle tape




Stamps used 

Items used
tag
Black and orange craft paint
Elmer's glue
bat punch
bird claw die cut
white cardstock
heat gun
black UTEE
clear embossing pad
Foam tape
ribbon

Hope you enjoyed the tag. don't for get to visit the Halloween post in the VLVS! forum and say hi!  Have fun at Susan's!

10 comments:

by belle said...

That technique is perfect for your tag! TFS!!

Cheryl LIndsay said...

Fun, Fun, Fun.....TFS

Sandra Strait said...

I remember that technique! It's been a long time since I used it back in school! Love the tag!

Anonymous said...

I love that the cracks look like the letters H and E as if they are starting to spell a spooky place... That Sheri won't say!

Lily (ArtJourney) xx

Lea Cioci said...

Cool tag!

Tarnished Rose said...

I'm now officially a fan of the glue crackle technique. I have so got to try it.

Wonderful!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

I can hear your witch cackling..."HE HE HE HE". What a creative stroke of the crackling spelling it out in the background. Love all the texture...I need to try this technique!

Lyneen said...

Great technique... love all the crackle!!!

Chris said...

Cool stuff!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

great technique..love the colors