Tuesday, August 10, 2010

For the Love Of Layers

Heello Dare.....working on Layer Love Lesson 4 with Julie Prichard. I am having a good ole time. Learning so much. Pretty soon I'm gonna have to stop saying I'm self taught, thanks to Julie, and Misty and Albie and Claudine and Fred and Leighanna and Anne and Dan and many more that I just can't remember due to menopause. teehee.
So here is my palette:

And here is where I deviated from instruction. Before adding the crackle paste, I thought it would be cool to have some sparkle and black flakes showing thru here and there.

Here it is wet.

Here it is dry.

Crackle paste.

Adding Paint.

Yummy crackle detail #1. "Vanity" crackle shot if you will. I couldn't resist, cuz I'm lovin it!!
Another Vanity crackle shot.

And WaLa, the finished background. I ended up flipping it upside down. For details join us over at The Land of Lost Luggage and get your Layer Learn On!!

I think there is just enuf sparkle, don't you?? xoSusan
PS oh crap now that I'm looking at it, do you think I need to get rid of that thick black line in the lower corner??? I like that it's darker and I don't want to loose definition but it does look like a line doesn't it?? comments?? hand holding?? talking me off the ledge???


  1. i love this and think it's awesome! isn't texture fun? i'll have to look for the mica flake......as for the dark in the lower right i'd leave it. if it still bothers you you can always add layers over to tone it down, but i think it adds nice framing. but what do i know?

  2. I love the sparkle that you added!! It looks great.

  3. Wouldn't change a thing!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  4. ♥LUV♥ all the texture and lettingthe paint run where it may! This has so much possibility---makes me want to try some of the new Golden mediums I got, although it is so humid, I know they won't dry. (pouring rain, and coming thru the studio roof too! LOL!)
    This is a PERFECT background in it's IMPERFECTIONS. Wonderful.....


  5. OMG! I neeeeed some of that black mica flake stuff. I did't even know it EXISTED - must. have.

    I can't really tell what I think about the black down in the corner. I'd love to see it with the tape removed before I offer an opinion.

    BTW - this was my favorite lesson of the whole course. I never in a million years thought I could SO love these 'cold' colors - and well, my passion for Payne's Gray knows no bounds. And before this class I didn't even know there was such a color......

    Awesome work babe - adding sparkle to a winter color schemeis brills! Keep up the great creative stuff.

  6. Oh - I wanted to add:

    You said: I think there is just enuf sparkle, don't you??

    I'm a Northeast Philly chick - there ain't no such thing as "'enuf sparkle" - LOL!! For real. Or big enough hair. Or...... well, let's not go there.............