Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Masculine Industrial Card for Amazing Paper Grace with Tutorial Link for Using Crackle Paste on Die Cuts

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I just adore creating industrial masculine cards with grungy textures and feature the Amazing Paper Grace Happy Occasions Die set (S4-1206) from The Right Words collection to cut this fabulous tag showcasing a cracked leather effect using crackle paste and Distress Stain Sprays. I've added a bit of patina to the birthday sentiment also cut with this fabulous die set using Finnabair waxes as well as the metal embellishments. The black medallions cut with the A2 Radient Navette (S4-1167) die set add a a bit of a steampunk flair as well.

You can find a full video tutorial explaining this crackle technique exclusively in the Amazing Paper Grace Creative - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group.

This lovely group includes exclusive tutorial content. I share a mixed media tutorial there on the 13th of each month. If you're not a part of this fabulous and encouraging group you can join HERE.

Thank you Amazing Paper Grace for providing the dies used in this project.

Tips and Techniques
The gorgeous crackle effect on this tag cut with the Happy Occasions die set (S4-1206) looks like old cracked leather. A video tutorial for this easy technique can be found in the Amazing Paper Grace Creative - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group. The birthday sentiment is cut from metallic Kraft-Stock. I wanted to accent with patina blue and colored the words with Finnabair waxes.

I've added a few Tim Holtz embellishments to add to the industrial feel I wanted for this card including this Gauge Dial and lock which is also colored with waxes for a rusty patina effect. Gold half pearls are scattered across the bottom of the card to add texture. A tiny gear and pearl are added to the center of this paper gauge to add dimension.

This fabulous brass steam gauge is from Mitform castings and is given a patina finish with more of the waxes. I've added bits of Design Tape to add the numbers across the tag and text across the top of the card.

I just adore these black medallions behind the tag which are cut with the A2 Radient Navette (S4-1167) die set that add a steampunk feel to the card. The hinge clip on the end of the tag is from Tim Holtz and the scrolled corner is an older piece from my stash, and they are colored with the art waxes for a rusty patina finish.

One final view.

Below you can find the products I used to create this project including some with compensated affiliate links to and Spellbinders. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from the companies.  These commissions help me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses, which allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration along with detailed Tips and Techniques provided for every project. Thank you so much for your love and support!

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