How to Create a Rustic Faux Crackle Background

by Jenny Marples

Create a rustic style faux crackle background. http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.com/2016/10/golden-glow-canvas-with-rustic-faux.html

Supplies

  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Background Stamp 'Les Roses'
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Newsprint Paper
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Archival Ink
  • 1 Ranger Distress Collage Medium Matte
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Background Stamp 'All Cracked Up'
  • 1 Ranger Distress Collage Medium Vintage
  • 1 Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Crayon
  • 1 Ranger Twisted Citron Distress Crayon
  • 1 Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Crayon
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi 'Ferns' Stencil
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Archival Reinker
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Archival Reinker
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Stamp It Stencil It 'Cut Flowers'
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art Modelling Film
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • 1 Ranger Spun Sugar Distress Crayon
  • 1 Ranger Shaded Lilac Distress Crayon
  • 1 Ranger Wilted Violet Distress Crayon
  • 1 Ranger Seedless Preserves Distress Crayon
  • 1 Ranger Picked Raspberry Distress Crayon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Stamp the Les Roses background image on sheets of Newsprint Paper with Watering Can Archival Ink. Cut up and layer over a blank canvas using Distress Matte Collage Medium.

    Step 2

    Spread an uneven layer of Translucent Embossing Paste over the canvas. Spray the All Cracked Up stamp with a little water and press into the wet paste. Repeat until the background is covered. Air dry.

    Step 3

    Brush a thin layer of Vintage Distress Collage Medium over the dry background and heat set. Scribble a Peeled Paint Distress Crayon over the dry background and blend with your finger or a dry sponge.

    Step 4

    Scribble some Twisted Citron Distress Crayon over the background and blend with your finger or a dry sponge.

    Step 5

    Scribble Walnut Stain Distress Crayon along the edges of your canvas and into the 'crackled' areas, blending with your finger or a dry sponge.

    Step 6

    Apply Gold Embossing Paste through the Ferns stencil and allow to air dry. Repeat until you have the number of fronds you require.

    Step 7

    Mix a couple of drops of Fern Green Reinker and one of Potting Soil Reinker into some white embossing paste and mix thoroughly. Apply through the Ferns Stencil and allow to dry.

    Step 8

    Repeat stamp the Cut Flowers on Newsprint Paper using Potting Soil Ink and stick to Modelling Film with Collage Medium. Colour with Distress Crayons, blending with a water brush. Cut out and heat set.

    Step 9

    To finish, layer up your moulded flowers over the stencilled ferns. Add some little gold butterflies and a coordinating sentiment.