What I haven't mentioned is that I added another Dapper paper to the back of the box and then coated it with a layer of Distress Collage Medium Crazing (waiting for it to dry).
Crazing 101Crazing is creating tiny little lines in the surface - like you might find in vintage china. I am not an authority on crazing but I have done some experimenting so I thought I could at least pass on this small amount of information to get you thinking.
I think it works best with light colored paper, but I have been successful with other colors.
You do not have to cover an entire surface with crazing medium. It can be hit and miss which will add to the vintage look.
It can work as a glue and as a sealer.
You can add the crazing medium to the surface with a brush.
I scribbled a bit of Crayon on the surface, then dipped my Mini Blending Tool into a some water on my craft mat.
*just a note...as you can see, I did not start with a clean blending foam so that added to the depth of color)
Honestly, every one of the samples looks pretty good. I think it's just a matter of practicing a few times to know how much crazing medium to use. You can also see how the color of the crayon used really changed up the look. Remember the lighter the coloring method the lighter the result.
I think I was surprised at how strong the crazing is. Unlike crackle where the finish has a tendency to flake off, crazing dries flat and never flakes away even when rubbing the crayon into the surface.
Well, I hope this addition to the project helps a few people to try the new crazing medium. I know I sure like it and you will be seeing it projects to come. We'll be testing out Crazing Medium at Memory Bound in Iowa when I'm there for classes in April! Hope you'll stop by if you live in the area!