kroma crackle

adventures between the cracks

making an impression

The raised surface of crackled paper can be used to make a textured impression in modelling clay.Image

I used “model magic”made by crayola, which is a  very light air-drying clay.ImageFor a two sided crackle effect, I sandwiched the clay shape between two crackled surfaces. The top layer here is crackle on “lutrador” fabric, which I am peeling back to reveal the pattern imprinted on the clay. Image

Diluted acrylic colours are painted onto the surface; here’s the first coat.ImageDiluted colours pool in hollows, while dry brushed colours stay on the raised ridges.


You could use this technique to make beads or embellishments for craft projects Image

and it’s ideal for adding  pattern to miniature giraffes!

2 comments on “making an impression

  1. Ruth
    April 25, 2013

    This is absolutely way COOL!!!

  2. Bonnie
    August 26, 2013

    So awesome! Thanks for sharing

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