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09-07-2001, 02:59 PM
Here's the close up:
The rooster in landscape was painted in bright colors, applied a crackle finish then antiqued over that with raw umber.
This was a strange little rooster, instead of the red crest on top of his head, he had this yellow stuff, this is how it appears in the wallborder.
09-08-2001, 12:10 AM
Love it! Has just the right look for this most beautiful bird. He must be some sort of fancy breed...huh? I think I know the exact border you are talking about, very painterly with several birds on it by York? What did you use to crackle on top? I reently did a painting and used Ceramcoat 2 step process to crackle after painting and was pleased. When I tried it once again on a border of a painting I faced failure...I can't figure out the difference except maybe the humidity. Also need to ask you about what you are using for a glaze type extender, or extender to create an antique thin wash for the crackle? And on a personal note, thank you for the heads up on the Rufus Porter items on Ebay..wound up not winning..the book went for $$$$$ well past my limit.
I am home for 2 whole weeks so thought I would join in the fun. My prints are being released at the Atlanta ABC show in a few days and I am as nervous as...well, I don't know what.
09-08-2001, 12:50 AM
Ooooh Pat, that's so exciting about your prints? Maybe you could post one here? Is that possible??? That is wonderful news!
About the crackle, I don't remember the name of this crackle, I want to say maybe Faux Effects??? The leftovers stayed with the client. I have to go back next week, she wanted the white trim to match the rest of her kitchen and now she thinks she wants the original brown back. I told her I would have to charge her additional for picking up more paint and my time to re do it . She said she didn't want to have to put a lot more into it! I reminded her that she wanted the white trim. So now she's thinking she'll have me glaze over the white with some of the ochre and burnt sienna. Gosh, these people with big bucks get on my nerves, they are so tight! She drives a Lexus, in her 30's, has just had 8 windows, custom drapes, had an interior designer order her a sofa and handle reupholstering 2 chairs! Her kid takes piano lessons, about $45.00 per hour here AND she is a stay at home mom, or rather, she plays tennis everyday 3 hrs and SHE has a maid who just happened to come today while I was there. She pays the maid $65.00 per week for cleaning!
Sorry, got off on a fume spree! LOL I will check on that crackle. It was in 2 bottles, kind of fat about 6 inches tall, found it at Ben Franklin's, last bottle, on sale $8.49. I bought the same stuff last year and it was $18.00! I was really looking for Anita's Porcelain Crackle, comes in smaller bottles and have gotten that at BF too. Michael's doesn't sell it and didn't know what I was talking about. This is a clear over a clear which as you know, you can use on a print to age it or over a painting. Great stuff.
You can use the little 2 oz bottles, I think by Plaid, Glaze in the Bark Brown, you know the people that do the stencil stampers? Michael's sells its. On this rooster, I just used plain old 2 oz acrylic craft paint in Raw Umber color. Brushed on, let set a minute and gently wiped off with a soft rag, then coated with polycrylic. This stuff stinks really bad. I put it on really thick, it did not slide down and cracked really well. I've used it before and didn't crack, I think I didn't use a thick enough coat. I used to thin the paint with water but that will lift the crackle. I'll email you with the brand name, will probably be about a week though. See ya and take care!
09-08-2001, 01:10 PM
That's the same lady that stands at our shows and wants to know if I will give her a discount while she is standing there in a $400. outfit and drove up in a Mercedes....go figure, spoiled little rich girls. I wouldn't give her any breaks, your time and work is very valuable and you probably didn't charge her enough for the original painting of that bird in the first place !!!! This type somehow treat people like they are doing them a great favor by letting them work or do things for them.
Thanks for finding out the info for me about the crackle product. I will try to post one of my paintings if I can once again figure it out...
09-08-2001, 02:39 PM
Yes Pat, I guess we all know that spoiled rich type!
Please do post a painting when you get a chance!
09-11-2001, 01:37 AM
nice ,I wish I could do that.
09-13-2001, 12:31 AM
Thanks Rosana!:) It's not really hard, just time.
Did you see the other post "kitchen island or coffin?" It shows before and after photos.
09-24-2001, 11:54 PM
This looks very good with the antiquing. :D
09-25-2001, 12:54 AM
"Old" is what people seem to want today. Imagine at some time the pendulum will swing back to "fresh and new". LOL.
Painting Pat: I wanted to get back to you. The "rich" lady has never called me back to come and re do the trim; probably because I told her I would have to charge extra! LOL.
SHE was the one that wanted the white trim so it would match the rest of the kitchen. Anyway, what I'm getting at is, that I haven't been back over there so I still don't have the name of that crackle; next time I go to Ben Franklin's I'll see if it is back in stock.
09-25-2001, 01:48 PM
TO PAINTING PAT:
Pat, I just went to Ben Franklin's today, that brown bottle, 2 part crackle is also by Anita, Faux Effects usually on display close to Anita's Faux Glaze bottles which are also brown.
She has another type too in small white bottles called Fragile Crackle.
Delta Ceramcoat has a 2 bottle process, tall white bottles about 7inches tall, about $5.00 each.
I hope this helps!
09-25-2001, 07:51 PM
Very nice Lee. :D I love the crackle medium.
09-25-2001, 11:54 PM
This kind of crackle can even be used on a canvas painting and like Pat said, over a print. I've done several paintings that people wanted crackled and aged to go with their "real" antiques.
09-26-2001, 02:15 PM
I'm glad you posted the closeup Lee.
It looks great :)
09-26-2001, 10:34 PM
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