Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Faux Candy Coat - Pt II - Results

And here are the results for the new technique -

These first few photos are made using Denim Alcohol Ink over Silver paint.  They are both covered with Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.  The difference between the two is the top example has a texture in the silver acrylic paint base coat where the bottom has a smooth base coat.

I had mentioned how dull the Alcohol Inks look over the silver prior to adding the top gloss coat.  If you look on the bottom example in the upper right hand corner you can see what it looks like without the glaze.  The color really intensifies under the gloss coat.

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The texture really pops in this example....
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I wish you could see how the silver base coat almost shimmers under the alcohol inks.  There is so much more depth to the finished example than what the camera can pick up.

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I used Crackle Accents over this example.  It's really odd how the Crackle accents changes color of ink.  It almost looks like a purple/grey over the silver.
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The next few examples have been stamped between the Alcohol Ink and the Top Coat. 
This example is made using Silver Acrylic base coat (textured), Red Chili Alcohol Ink, Image (JFF) stamped using Archival Ink and a top coat of Glossy Accents.

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This example has a smooth base coat then stamped with Archival Ink (image StampersBest) with a top coat of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.
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This is the same example as above tilted a bit to try and show the silver undercoat. 

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This example was top coated with Crackle Accents...this ink didn't react nearly as much with the Crackle Accents as it did with the Denim AI. 

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Now the following examples were made using Perfect Pearls (red) and Twinkling H20's (purple/pink).

They didn't turn out nearly as well but I did get some unique looks from them.
I guess depending on your project these might be really stunning as well.
These both have the silver acrylic paint base coat, then a few layers of Forever Red Perfect Pearls was applied.  The left example was covered with Crackle Accents, the right was covered with Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.
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Different angle to highlight the silver base coat.  You'll notice the PP really pulled and moved after the top coat was added...  Made for an interesting finished look - it sort of reminds me of a weathered distressed truck that's been sitting out in a shed for years and years.  Has some cool potential don't you think? 

BTW, Ignore the solid dot of silver along the right side...I touched the PP before it was dry ;) LOL!!

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The Crackle Accents also moved the PP around but not in the same way as the Gloss Glaze.
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This was a total surprise...

This is silver base coat, a purplish color of Twinkling H20's (as you can see along the edges) which was then covered with - Left - Glossy Accents; Right - Rock Candy.

Both turned an amazingly neon pink color after the top coat was applied!

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I do like how the Twinkling H20 moved around under the Glossy Accents... 
Gives it a really unique distressed feel...well, if it wasn't neon pink - lol!
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So, you see why I decided that plain old Alcohol Inks work best for this particular technique.

So, what do you think?
Lots of different uses for this particular technique.
I can see it used to coat die-cuts; stamped main images; die-cut or chipboard lettering; backgrounds for cards, Gothic Arches or ATC's; and so much more!

I hope you give it a try and if you do, please be sure to share your results!


  1. Hi Roni,

    This is very interesting. Thanks for sharing your experimentation.

    Better crafting through chemistry!!


  2. This is an amazing technique~thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Wow, I am definitely going to have a few plays with this technique. I can't wait to see the result in real life, so hard to catch the depth of shiny things. Thanks for experimenting.
    Have a great day

  4. Fabulous! It's on my to-do list! TFS

  5. Wonderful! So beautiful! I like it very much. Thank you for sharing it. And our fashionable and cheap Abercrombie UK clothes are good choice for you, too.

  6. I absolutely L-O-V-E the crackle finish. This is a "must try" for my next round of tags. Thanks to you, as well as you son, for the inspiration!

  7. Wow! Now that's what I call some serious playing!! This is so cool! Thanks for taking the time to explain the differences:)

  8. Love the effect, especially the car! Very cool

  9. I especially like all of the samples with the crackle. These are great posts. The changing color of the H20s is amazing.

  10. Your tests turned out super cool Roni! Love the crackled look the best. Thanks for sharing all your great experiments. Really gets the creative juices flowing!

  11. I am always amazed at the techniques you develop/create. I will have to bookmark this one to try.

  12. Thanks Roni!! I'm always looking for new ways to use my AIs!!

  13. wow, absolutely stunning! Love it!


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!