Playing with Kroma Crackle
Following on from my last post about my Indigoblu retreat, needless to say I did a little shopping while I was there, well the Cottage acrylics were irresistible and I need a clock in the craft room and somehow a tube of kroma crackle managed to slip in my basket too, oh well, and did you notice I have not even mentioned their amazing stamps. Say no more.
On my return my daughter, who by the way is all grown up and has her own sports therapy business, wanted a show and tell, so on Sunday afternoon (so much for getting some work done) we sat down and had a bit of a play with the Kroma.
We started with the quick technique on card as shown by Kay at Indigoblu. this method just involved laying down colour (using acrylic paints) preferably dark onto card, drying off and covering with flitter glue to protect card from heat, layering on the kroma crackle (this will dry white or can be mixed with a tiny bit of paint using lighter colours than the background) in a thinnish but even layer(it is self levelling so if you leave it a little while it will by ok, then just dry off with a heat gun and just watch the magic work .
I must admit I am not quite sure what she did but Jenna’s turned out slightly different to mine.
My attempt is the top one and Jenna’s is below
I then had a go at the normal method on a couple of bauble shapes, but just added a little bit of silver metallic acrylic into the mix, spread it on and left to cure for a couple of days before sealing with Indigo’s ‘slap it on’ and a sprinkle of glitter.
Jenna mean while decided to use her practice sheet for the Tim Holtz October 2013 tag challenge. Once it is sealed and dry the card is quite flexible and can be cut or die cut how you want so she just cut out part of the orange area into a pumpkin shape, a bit of spectrum noirs ( yes you can colour over it too) – worked really well though don’t you think?
She then had another go, maybe getting a bit addictive, so we now have kroma crackle coasters now as well, these were made using the quick method and I think she has got the hang of now too
Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon !
Jenna has also become quite addicted to zentangle which she took up recently. she has her own blog so if you would like to see what else she has been getting up to just follow this link http://proambathbombs.wordpress.com/