Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Gee, can you believe - two posts in two days after the big gap? Well, there is a fantastic new technique by Shelly Hickox that you can find on her blog and I couldn't wait to try it. The technique is called Faux Crazed Porcelain - it is simple to do and yields great results. On Shelly's blog you can see the photo of her tutorial sample that shows how glossy the finished "Porcelain" looks. I scanned my bookplates, and unfortunately you can't see the gloss.

The frames are done with Ranger Crackle Paint in Tarnished Brass and Brushed Pewter. After it was dry, I rubbed it with a Ranger black paint dabber, then wiped with a paper towel. They look great in person. The tags were cut from white chipboard using the Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates die. Stamps are by River City Rubber Works and Nick Bantock. Of course the centers were made using Shelly's Faux Crazed Porcelain technique. Be sure to go look and try it!

You should be able to click on the picture for a closer inspection. Ranger Crackle Paint is magic in a bottle!

Cathy Y


  1. These look so good, Cathy! I love seeing how people are taking this technique and really making it special. Your crackle looks so perfect - you might need to give me some tips on that!

  2. Hello Cathy,

    nice bookplates ! I've seen the tutorial on Shelly's blog and tried it too : it's indeed a great effect.

    What I do like about your bookplates is that you used the porcelain technique on the inside of the bookplates and you did another crackle finish on the bookplates itself. I keep this idea in mind !!

    Thanks for sharing
    greetings from belgium

  3. These both turned out fantastic Cathy! Great job on them. I love the effect you got and your crackle is wonderful.

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  6. Love that technique of Shelly's! And I love what you've put inside the bookplates.... fantastic sentiments!

  7. These look awesome! Great take on the technique. Love your new banner, too.

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