Thursday, October 4, 2012

I am Doll Parts (Halloween costume sneak peek I)

More photos documenting the process...

Materials used:
  • meat cutting scissors
  • leather hole punch
  • Scotch Blue painter's tape
  • Krylon indoor/outdoor spray paint in flat black
  • black acrylic paint
  • Martha Stewart weather crackle effect
  • Martha Stewart multi surface satin acrylic paint in wet cement



  1. Always on the lookout for new crackle products. Haven't seen Martha's here (north of the border) but will have to keep an eye open for it. Really worked well for you.

  2. You can get it on amazon:

    She has several different products but the weather crackle suited my needs as I had painted the dark color that I wanted to show as the cracks first, then the crackle, and then the light color which will then crack to show the base color. Some of the other crackles you painted the light or main color first and then stained the dark into the cracks that appear in the base coat after applying the crackle. That's good for wood, but too complicated for the doll medium. With the weather you can get different size cracks depending on the thickness of the application, which takes some experimentation. Anyways, it's good stuff.

  3. P.S. your projects are amazing! :)

  4. Thanks for the info (and the compliment!). I've had a jar of the thick crackle compound sitting around waiting to be experimented with. So far, I've only used the kind where you paint the base whatever colour you want the cracks to be, add the crackle medium, then paint the top coat. There's SO many products, it's nice to have it narrowed down a bit.

  5. Just to clarify, that is the same process I used with this crackle, though she does make the antique crackle that is the steps in reverse and has a much finer crackle.