Thursday, 4 March 2010

Cracking up

Another in the series of projects with Di's new board over on Tando today - Carol and I have been playing with Croco paint.

The wavy edges make these new shapes just that bit different - I thought beads would look perfect nestled up into the arched areas and so this little pendant was born. Hey look, no stamping!

The beads are clear crackle glass - the light is flaring off the crackles and making them look opaque white - sorry about that!

I painted the inchie first with black acrylic paint so that the black showed through the cracks of the Croco.

I sponged Precious Metal paint over the dried Croco but didn't aim for full coverage which has given a pleasing, shell like quality to the colour, I think. I added a dab of glue on the ends of the pins for extra security before embedding them in the inchie but the beads are free to twizzle on there so they're "fidget beads"! The board is really thick so not only does it take texture paint like this without warping, you can embed pins and you get plenty of contact area to glue things together (I used a gel type superglue).

Check out the Tando Creative blog for more cracking projects on the new board!

Wavy inchie - Tando Creative (you can find Tando stockists by looking here - I know Bubbly Funk already has this shape in stock, not sure about other places)
Croco paint by Viva Decor - Turquoise
Precious Metal paint by Viva Decor - Blue Azure
Black acrylic paint
Aluminium tubing (from a model shop)
Czech glass beads
Pins (from shirt packaging!)
Gel superglue
Necklace findings
Rubber cord

Thanks for stopping by!


Sue said...

I love it Joanne, the cracks make it look really deeply textured and the beads are just right. Super colour as well.
Sue x

tracy said...

really nice joanne :) i love the colour :)

Heavenly Anarchist said...

gorgeous as usual

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW, this is truly those crackles...and love the fact that this is wearable art...FAB! x

Anonymous said...

very clever Joanne - would have never have thought of making something like with the paint - beautiful!

itsallrosi said...

oh wow, Joanne, this is beautiful!

Karen said...

Really gorgeous Joanne...I have never thought of embedding pins in the chippie though so will remember that, thank you XXX

Anonymous said...

Totally stunning piece of jewellery! xx

Kaz said...

I love this Joanne, such a gorgeous necklace xx

Marcy said...

Your necklace is a striking design, Joanne. The shell-like finish is so pretty.

Hearts Turned said...

Very cool, Joanne! I've never even heard of Croco paint--love it! This is a beautiful piece you've made--such a creative woman you are!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Effie said...

Just love that Croco crackle paint!

Janice said...

I love it Joanne, the texture is fantastic.

Traceyr said...

Very clever Joanne it is stunning. Love the way the beads dangle.


Minxy said...

very cool indeed
hugs minxy

Lorraine said...

this is lovely

Mary Director said...

WOW, this is absolutely beautiful. Thank you too for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.