Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CC2 Challenge, Week 5

So this week's challenge over at Studio L3 is from page 48 of Tim's book. It's a technique called "Shattered Stains." And it is one of my favorites!! I really wanted to do something a little different with it this time, though. Whenever I have used this technique in the past, it was with flowers or leaves or hearts--smaller accent-type pieces. This time I thought I would try using it for the entire background.

So... I cut a piece of grungepaper from Tim's tag die and gessoed it first before I added the Rock Candy Crackle Paint. I was a bit impatient, so I dried the gesso AND the Rock Candy. It came out with lots of fine crackle, which was fine with me. I added some Distress Stains and I really like how the door came out looking like an old, weathered peeling door!

This week, the wonderful SimonSaysStamp is sponsoring Linda's challenge--thanks to them and of course, Linda, for another inspiring week!

I am entering this in the following challenges:


  1. Great idea and wonderful work!

  2. Just lovin' how you made your tag look like a door!! Super CREATIVE!!

    Thanks bunches for joining this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

  3. Love the Door!!! Turned out way cool!

  4. I really like this. The background looks great, like a real door

  5. What a clever design! This is wonderful and inspiring, and your shattered stain work is perfection. Brillant work, Suzan!