Friday, May 20

Crackling Up!

I am really indulging myself this week ... playing with all manner of things ... and not worrying too much about what I make either ... of course that does mean I have n't actually done any of the things I should have done ... but hey ho ... it has definitely felt like a few days off which is what I was trying to achieve!
Today's play was all about the PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze ... I have had it ages ... and never tried it before! I discovered that it does work with other paints ... someone asked us that in the shop on class release day ... so on this tag I have used both Kaiser and Eco paints ... the product specialist at LB Crafts ... that will be the wonderful Lin Brown ... thinks I may have held my heat gun too close which is why I have bubbles as well as crackles ... which is Okay ... as long as you have no plans to stamp on that bit! And she was so right too ... to be fair she aint often wrong ... because when I did it again ... holding the gun further away ... I just got crackles without bubbles!
This has to be THE BEST crackle product I have ever used ... no waiting time ... instant gratification ... which is the kind of crafting I like best!
Changing the subjects completely ... Is anyone else finding the whole placement of photos thing in Blogger very annoying ... or is it just me ... because ... to be perfectly honest ... it is driving me bonkers! It took about 3 weeks to get these pictures where I wanted them in the post! Grrrr!
I am doing a class tomorrow ... Woo Hoo! I get to do a Lin Brown class in Olney ... I am soooo looking forward to it ... then after the class ... and after our usual Fish and Chip supper ... we will be making the ArtsyCrafts samples ... so I get to make what all you lovely people booked on ArtsyCrafts will be doing! Cool Huh! I am ... of course sworn to secrecy ... but you won't have to wait much longer now anyways ... so that is alright then! If you are not booked ... I think there are a few places left ... you just need to go to the LB Crafts Website and download a form!
Stamps I used on the tag are indeed PaperArtsy ... and the token is Lord Tim of Holtz ... you know Tim ... the man that can Hippo Whisper in South Africa while single handedly repairing the Ozone with just a jump ring and an Edge Distresser!
Don't forget to share your plans for the weekend ...
Laters!

18 comments:

Shazza said...

love it Linda and wish I could be at your class in Olney tomorrow and indeed at Artsycrafts....maybe one day!
Have a fun weekend, I will be gardening and ferrying children about, what an exciting life :0)
x

Sid said...

Hi Linda, must try that PA crackle stuff !! Great finish and glad I made you chuckle too !

kath said...

hey instant crackle...what every girl needs and your problem with blogger...have you tried Live Writer..folks rave about it..so easy to use apparently...not that I have used it so I am wittering on about something I know nothing about...what's new.
Hug Kath xxx

Kathy said...

Heyyyyy! long time no-see! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'm going to have a good old scroll through what you've been up to in a minute - all fabulous as ever, no doubt. Must tell you how much I laughed when King Timmy *he seems to have been promoted) popped his head around the corner....

Handmade Hannah said...

Cripes -I LOVE this! Crackle gets me every time. Your work is beautiful as always Linda, thanks for sharing :)

JaneH said...

Love the tag!

On the subject of Blogger, I suggest you give LiveWriter a try. It's a free editor from Microsoft and it seems to be able to post to blogger when no one else can.

Alison said...

Ooh! Fab tag Linda! Can't wait till next weekend, love those frescos sooooo much! :o) xx

Gabrielle said...

Love the bubbles! Thinking that you've just invented a new technique!!! Shows your genius!

Debs said...

I'm with you there Gabrielle.

OMG Linda - I nearly dropped my lappy when someone popped into your blog on the right! lol

Is that you getting me back for hiding my projects on WOWWY?! lol

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Great tag - playing is the best. I just put pictures in middle of blogger as got so frustrated by picture placement.

Helen said...

Love this tag, and I can't believe you have ony just got to paly with the crackle! it IS fab, isnt' it!

jeanetteguy said...

Ooh so glad you covered this, was just asking lovely Kaz to see if you fab collection of ladies could give us some extra hints on the crackle glaze- thanks a million.
Jeanette x

papillon said...

My plans for the weekend? Tickle/torture you 'till you reveal all the secrets about ArtsyCrafts! Meanwhile i'm enjoying your tag and loving the combination you made, colors and stamps. mmmh, yummi!

Daniele said...

great tag Linda...I must be something wrong as I can't get big crackles....lol, like yours, any tips please
hugs

Scrappy~Sarah said...

oo very nice, love the crackles

Claireliz said...

Love your crackling Linda
C
xx

Kaz said...

Those paints are so cool and as for the glaze....wow! Love your make Linda, Im with papillon.....gonna have to torture and tickle you fo deets....so wish I was going to PA..... just not got the spare £££ have a great time and so look forward to seeing your makes xx

Siobhan Brignull said...

am I wrong to like the bubble and crackle effect !

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