• Hannah Oxberry

ATC Monday #012 - "Clouterie Sign"

This weeks ATC Monday article revisits a favoured technique.

List of products used;

ATC DecoArt Chalky Finish Rustic DecoArt Chalky Finish Refreshing DecoArt Chalky Finish Everlasting

Weathered Wood

Versafine Vintage Sepia Andy Skinner Stamps "Shabby Set"

Step One

Take an ATC and paint in a base layer of Chalky Finish Rustic. Once dry rub over the surface with a wax candle, leave a thicker layer of wax in patches and around the edge of the ATC.

Step Two

Paint a layer of Chalky Finish Refreshing over the base, now is it time to dress. Heat the ATC surface with a heat gun - melting the wax beneath the Chalky Finish Refreshing layer. Using a soft baby wipe, wipe away the melted wax, revealing the Chalky Finish Rustic base layer.

Next, add a layer of Weathered Wood. Remember Weather Wood applied in a thicker layer will result in wider crackles, where as thinner layers will produce smaller crackles.

Step Three

Once the Weather Wood has fully dried, take a wide flat brush and paint a layer of Chalky Finish Everlasting. To achieve a good crackle it is important not to go over areas you have already painted so as not to disturb the crackle effect.

As before, rub away areas to reveal the layers underneath.

Step Four

To finish, stamp your chosen design in Versafine Vintage Sepia, for this piece I have used a stamp from Andy Skinners Shabby Set collection.

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