Today I decided to test out DecoArt Media's new Crackle Paste. First, I covered my art journal page with gesso and let it dry. Then I added a Script stamp all over the page to add some dimension.
I used The Crafter's Workshop Stencil (Church Windows) and the crackle paste to add a window to the center of the page. I also added some stenciled stars to the top of the page. I made the star stencil from cardstock and a star punch.
I was really amazed at how easy it is to work with the crackle paste. I put down a thin layer because I was going for an eggshell crackle effect. The size of the cracks vary depending on the thickness of the application. I let the crackle paste dry overnight.
I put on a wash of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, in Primary Cyan, over the stenciled areas. The Asian Figure images came from an old magazine. I lightly distressed the images with steel wool to help them blend into the journal page. The words, Follow Your Bliss, come from a Teesha Moore collage sheet. I inked the page edges with some pigment ink - and added polka dots with a white paint pen.
Here's a closeup of the journal page so that you can get a better look at the crackled areas.