Monday, 29 October 2007

New paints!

The latest Ranger product arrived at the shop last week - distressed crackle paints! According to the bottle it's a "unique , one-step paint that cracks as it dries". So I sent a bottle to Debbie and asked her to have a play! Here are her thoughts, and the fabulous layout she created!

I was very excited to be sent a bottle of the new Tim Holtz distress crackle paint to try out!

The paint is available in the same 24 colours as the embossing powders and distress inks in the Tim Holtz range.

The paint comes in a bottle with its own applicator brush attached to the lid, which saves messing about looking for a brush.

The blurb on the bottle says it can be used on card, chipboard, paper mache and more. And I have to say that it really does work. I tried it on bare chipboard, coated chipboard, paper, card, acrylic shapes and it worked really well on all of these surfaces.

To get a good crackle effect you need to apply a medium to thick coat of paint, I found with a thin coat of paint no effect was visible. The thicker the paint the stronger the crackle effect you get. You don’t even need to worry about smoothing the paint out as it just sort of levels itself out. Once the paint is dry you can use inks to emphasize the effect and I also used sandpaper on the edges of the chipboard to add to the distressed look (see photo above).

This is the effect you can get with a medium coverage of paint:

And this shows a thick coverage!


Anonymous said...

That looks brilliant, I have crackled before,but always had to use 2 products to produce the effect.So anything that saves time is a bonus! The LO is really lovely too, very eye catching!

GlitteryKatie said...

Fabulous LO_ love that picture of the little girl and her Ayah!
Bet you had fun getting painty!!

Lyn said...

Sounds a great thing for chipboard. Oh dear something else for me to try. My piggy bank is not going to be happy.