I've been admiring the lovely crackle paints from Tim Holtz so I decided to try and create a similar effect on a budget. I painted some card with black acrylic paint, dried it with a heat gun and then applied a thick layer of Homebase crackle glaze. I had to leave it overnight to dry and then I applied a layer of red acrylic paint (with a little cosmic shimmer powder) and left it to dry again. Once it was dry I embossed the edge with gold EP. I'm quite pleased with the crackle effect and it and it says it works with all water based paints so when I get a minute I'll experiment with other stuff too.
The scalloped circles are fabby decor plates from Carolines which have been triple embossed with halo gold and japanese lacquer EPs. I've overstamped the red decor plate with an oriental dragon but its hard to get it to show because of the shine. The lady silhouhette was sprayed with gold glitter spray and mounted with foam pads and I added a charm, gold braid and some peel off oriental script (hope it doesn't say anything rude lol)
This card is also for this weeks Corrosive Challenge which is textures and Lots to Do which is embossing.
Thanks for looking