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E-TEAM Mission: Faux Crazed Porcelain Technique

2012 January 20


eP blog hop

Happy Friday and welcome to another fun filled technique blog hop with

eclectic Paperie and the E-TEAM.

Daisy challenged the E-TEAM to see what we could come up with playing with

Wendy Vecchi’s Faux Crazed Porcelain technique using Ranger’s Glue N Seal and Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, here and here. LOVE Wendy…. Love the way she ‘experiments’ and of course LOVE any and all Studio 490 products. (OMG, have you seen her CHA sneak peeks? I am going to be in search of a 2nd job to feed my Studio 490 need J).

Instead of regaling you with more of my rants and raves, how about we dive right in.

The technique is really, really simple. Apply Glue N Seal, let dry, then apply Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Simple, easy…..the fun part was finding stuff to try it on!

As is the norm with me, I start digging out all sorts of stuff such as:

PaintChipTags Unfinished

Brushed on the Glue N Seal, then the Rock Candy Crackle Paint:

PaintChipTags 2




I added various depth or thickness

of the Rock Candy as you can see.

Was not very careful,

rather a bit sloppy about applying it.


But that is part of the fun Smile





Then I got the idea to add some glitter to one of the black metal tags while the Rock Candy Crackle Paint was still wet:

PaintChipTags 3


While that was drying, I pulled out some other stuff and lathered the Glue N Seal and then the Crackle Paint on.

Mirror pieces & mini glass bottle:

Mirrors n bottle-horz

Some plastic packaging:


I used a craft stick to apply both the glue and the crackle paint.

But this next one, was an after thought.   More of a way to clean the brush and craft sticks off  of any excess glue and or paint:


Yup, a Ziploc bag…. once it dried though, I thought the experiment was a fail….because what I got was a nice pliable film that came right off the bag:

Ziploc Result 1


And to see how it would work on plastic containers, I used the only empty plastic container I had JUST to see:

Plastic Lid-horz

Obviously I can’t use this one because of the logo but it stays on unlike the Ziploc bag and the cracks are easily distinguishable.   I’ve already planning on using some Cool Whip just so I can use the lid, lol.

Now, here’s the first project using the black metal tag with the silver glitter… which I added Tattered Angels Fuzzy Coconut Glimmer Glaze.  Just brushed it on and it was looooovvve:

PaintChipTag wGlimmerGlazeOverGlitter

Which was pretty just by it’s lonesome, but……I added some words (cut from magazines), some charms and even a messed up (from the floor) metal snap.  How’s that for recycling?


The “MOJO” is just printed on regular paper – generated on my PC.

The black velvet chain is also recycled jewelry.  The charm that came with this rope necklace was lost but thankfully I held on to it:

One more look:

Supplies used will be listed at the bottom of the post.

Next, I wanted to use that awesome sheet of crackle goodness from my Ziploc experience:

I dabbed some Pearl Paint onto the flower resin and used some Glimmer Glaze randomly onto the crackle film.  The film is thin, but I was able to scrunch it up and glue it to the card.  I used pop up glue dots to adhere the wire flower on top of the film flower.  The resin flower I glued down using the Glue N Seal.

I used the rest of the crackle film on top of my paper gluing it down with a couple of brush strokes of Glue N Seal.  Then I randomly added some stickles and dabbed the corners with Pearl Paint Dabber.


I created the  quote on my computer and printed it off directly onto the dsp. 

One last look at the card: (supplies listed below)

And because I found a Cool Whip container, I couldn’t help myself and whipped up a quick altered display.  Given more time, I would finish it a bit more, like the edges…. but it should get the ideas rolling, right?


  I tried to get a picture showing the cracks on the lid, but no luck.

Here is what the lid looked like after the glue/crackle dried, then I spritzed Chalkboard Glimmer and wiped excess off using a paper towel, followed by Adirondack Sailboat Blue Color Wash:

And here is the metal tag also spritzed with Adirondack Color Wash:

Here’s a couple more pictures:  (Good thing I always make up extra flowers….)

I used the Faux Crazed Porcelain technique on the chipboard bird and alphas.  Even though I technically did not need the Glue N Seal, but I was on a roll Smile.

Wow…. I think that MOJO bottle worked, what do you think?  Thank you so much for sticking with me.

Now, blog hop specifics:

eclectic Paperie  will pick 3 random winners from this blog hop.  For your chance to win a $25 eP gift voucher, you must leave a comment on each blog by Sunday, January 22nd.  The winner will be announced on the eP blog  late Monday, January 23rd.

Ready for more Faux Crazed Porcelain inspiration? Then check out the rest of the The E-Team:


Broni Holcombe

Linda Ledbetter

Micki Harper   (that’s me)

Sherry Cheever

Starla Nelson

I hope you were inspired and it got your creative juices flowing…. good luck on the drawing.   A $25 eP gift voucher is perfect because eclectic Paperie has some A-W-E-S-O-M-E sales going on!  Definitely head over to the store to check it out!

Have a wonderful weekend and if you have any questions, cuz I’m sure I left something out or didn’t make sense, let me know.

Now that I’ve had a chance to see what challenges are out there, I’ve decided to enter my Altered Cool Whip Lid Art in the following:


Have a wonderful weekend….. looks like I’ll be cleaning my craft room!


Supplies used for Necklace:

Supplies used for Live in the Sunshine card:

Supplies used for Cool Whip Wall Hanging:

72 Responses
  1. January 21, 2012

    Oh my goodness!!!  ALL of your projects are amazing and I can tell you had a super fun with this technique!!  Thanks for sharing everything!!

  2. January 21, 2012

    WoW, these are great!  LOVE the "film" flower … gonna try that myself!  Thanx for the inspiration!

  3. Suzi Luth permalink
    January 21, 2012

    Where can the embellishment circle which says simplify be purchased?  Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

  4. January 21, 2012

    It’s Tim Holtz Ideo-logy Philosophy Tag (link with a picture at the bottom of post). And eP has it on sale!!! Here is a link: Philosophy Tags

  5. January 21, 2012

    LOVED seeing all your faux porcelain creations!  I especially loved your necklace! The lid design is such a creative idea and just perfect for our rings/circles challenge!  Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!

  6. January 21, 2012

    Wow is right. These are awesome. Like the crackle look to the tag. Your keychain creation has a wonderful Tim Holtz look to it. Thanks for entering Raise the Bar Ring In The New Year Circle Challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Bar-Tender at Raise the Bar

  7. Carol Froehlich permalink
    January 21, 2012

    I am in awe of your projects. So much talent!!!
    I have so many metal tags, I am grateful for another way to use them! 
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your creativity!!

  8. January 21, 2012

    Oh Micki you sure wen,t on an experimenting journey with that tchnique. What an incredible product that glue and sela isI looove the metal tags they came out so good! They are textured and richly colored! Also I am amazed at all you can do with these 2 products!!!

  9. January 21, 2012

    Incredible..You must have found more things to use on this technique by now LOL.. I can't wait to try it!  Thanks for sharing such a variety of examples.  

  10. January 21, 2012

    what wonderful photos! Feel free to enter other cards too
    Thank you for entering Hotshot Crafts 3rd challenge
    Hugs Sarah
    p.s. have you joined our followers list?

  11. Denise Bryant permalink
    January 21, 2012

    Looks like a lot of fun creating these pieces!

  12. Linda K permalink
    January 21, 2012

    Yippeeeeee. You got me so excited and I played along with you.  I love to do these types of things and just see what happens.  Love the film you peeled off the ziplock; gave me some ideas of my own. Thanks; this was fun :)

  13. January 21, 2012

    You sure have gotten my mojo going!!  I've been hunting for a bottle to try this on but you've shown us that we can do it on many surfaces..woohooooo!  I love your projects, and the fact that you got that gorgeous crackled film by accident…that's the cherry on top!

  14. Sandra ltb permalink
    January 21, 2012

    love the look!  I have a soft spot for birds.
    Sandra ltb

  15. January 21, 2012

    So amazing!

  16. Mary Myers permalink
    January 21, 2012

    Wow!  Your creations are amazing!!  I can't believe how you came up with all of them–thanks
    so much for sharing!!

  17. NanaBeth W permalink
    January 21, 2012

    I can play for weeks on the inspiration I've found here.It's all so fun-thank you very much!

  18. cheryl c permalink
    January 21, 2012

    What serendipity the Ziploc experiment turned out to be!  Thanks for all the work you did; it sure helped us out.  Love that necklace!  Your glitter experiment turned out to be a winner, too.  Thanks for all the inspiration.

  19. cheryl c permalink
    January 21, 2012

    Think my comment didn't go thru and I want to make sure that you know how much I appreciate all the experimenting you did and that your pieces are lovely!   So I'm commenting again.  
    Really love that necklace.  As you talked about the metal tag I thought it was going to be a disaster but it turned out really, really cool!  Thanks.

  20. January 22, 2012

    Love love that necklace…I had to laugh about the cool whip…I save those containers also…

  21. January 22, 2012

    I love everything!!  Terrific!

  22. Kaye Lang permalink
    January 22, 2012

    I love this technique…so glad you are highlighting it this week!

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