Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Getting all crackled over Imaginarium Designs :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

For todays post I thought I would do something a little different :) :) :)

I thought I would just give a guided tour on how I created this layout background [below] using the awesome new Imaginarium Designs chipboard Butterfly and a 12 x 12 chipboard background.

To begin with I have some of my favourite products [other than Imaginarium Designs];

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist - Teal High Heel

Viva Decor Croco Crackling - White

Krylon Gesso Spray

To begin I first adhere the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Butterfly to my background using fast clear drying gel glue.

Then using a spatula I apply the crackling medium roughly and randomly over and around the butterfly, and allow it to dry and crackle.

When it is dry and all crackled I apply a light coat of spray gesso.

When the gesso is dry I then apply a liberal coating of Chalkboard mist over the background; applying a more concentrated area of mist over the butterfly.

This is then allowed to dry. Whilst I do use the heat gun to dry the mist I don't recommended it as the fumes from the gesso are toxic.

Here is a close up of the wonderful effect that can be achieved :)

Well I do hope you enjoyed this mini guide to how I create some of my layout backgrounds.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions in the comment section I will answer them as soon as I can.

Cheers and Happy Creating


  1. This is something I have done before....but not with the crackling medium....Love the effect and will certainly give it a try!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. j'aime Louise !
    j'ai acheté le gesso en spray ;-))
    corinne de france

    1. Thank you so much Corinne :)
      Are you enjoying using it?

  3. This is so cool & inspiring, Louise......Thank you for sharing :-)!!!!! Love your post!

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  5. LOuise, thats great! forst time ever i see a gesso spray:) now i need it:)))

  6. Just incredible, love the crackle work!

  7. Wow! Love the look! Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. Just love the drama you created Louise
    ! It's just spectacular. Thank you for sharing.

  9. This is so incredibly cool - LOVE it!