Sunday, 22 October 2017

Cracked Glass Mixed Media Butterfly

Hi friends!  Autumn Clark of SewPaperPaint with you today for a guest post.  Today I'm sharing a second variation of the crackle project I first posted HERE.  

I was in the mood to make some grungy mixed media and pooled together my all time favorite IndigoBlu stamps for this project.

First I painted a piece of mat board with Goldfinger metallic paint.  I distressed the edges of the painted panel, then sponged with sepia archival ink.

My panel was cut double the size of the Crackleglaze stamp.  I applied Super Thick Slap It On with a palette knife then pressed the image into the wet paste two times for complete coverage.  It is important to quickly wash your stamp with a brush afterwards.

I dried my panel with a hair dryer on the coolest setting.  Once it was mostly dry I quickly wiped on black GeeSso Good and then wiped away most of the gesso with a wet cloth.

It helped to spritz with water before wiping.  I had forgotten how I made the first crackle panel with a Distress Crayon, but in the end really liked the effect of the black GeeSso Good.

The finished result resembles cracked glass with the Goldfinger paint beneath.  I sponged the edges with sepia archival ink for a little depth.

I stamped the Numbers Collectors Edition stamp in gold on a black panel for a mat.  I would like to turn this into a handmade journal cover, but for now it is a card.

For my focal image I embossed in black the Flutterby Dinkie onto leftover inky card.  I fussy cut it and layered over a bundle of string and an oval stamped with the larger numbers from the Shine Bright set.  I used the paint as ink this time.  I love the uneven effect it gives.

Finally I partially stamped pieces of the sentiment from the Shine Bright set and cut them out to make a different wording.  I added a key charm to complete the look.

I can't tell you how much fun I had making this panel and playing with these stamps!  I hope you will give these techniques a try.  Thanks for having me join you again, Autumn


  1. The crackles glass effect looks Awesome and loved the grungy card !

  2. Fabulous crackled texture - I love both projects - and the butterfly is stunning in both too.
    Alison x

  3. Great technique and I love the crackle background stamp.

  4. Fabulous crackle effect and love the design.
    Linda xxx

  5. This is a wonderful creation Autumn and I love the great texture and shine. A fabulous mixed media piece. x

  6. Wow, your 'cracked glass' technique is amazing!!! Your finished piece is stunning! xx

  7. Fabulous project Autumn and I love the crackle technique will defiantly try this soon.


  8. Absolutely Stunning! The gold and black- are too yummy together! Your steps,are so much easier than I thought would be from looking at your finished piece!
    thank you so much for the tutorial and beautiful inspiration Autumn! xx

  9. And I can't tell YOU how much fun I had reading how this came together! Fabulous tutorial and an even more fabulous outcome! This has go to be one of my FAVORITES! So cool how you got your cracked glass effect; I must get my hands on that stamp! Saving this one in the techniques folder!

  10. Oh my gosh! This is stunning! How wonderful of you to share the process, so we can watch it evolve. Brilliant work.

  11. Oh my gosh! This is stunning! How wonderful of you to share the process, so we can watch it evolve. Brilliant work.

  12. Love your creativity Autumn it has been such an inspiration for such a long time. You are always so generous with your creativity showing the finest of detail within your makes from start to finish. Thank you for sharing a little piece of you with of all... Stunning as ever!
    Hugs Tracey xx

  13. Amazing project, Autumn. It is just gorgeous. I love the cracked texture and the butterfly! Thank you for the tutorial.