So I decided it was time to get to work on creating my peeled paint layout! I watched several online videos before starting and wasn't sure how this would turn out. It is definitely unique and "one-of-a-kind".
First I started with some brown cardstock, then I mixed some dark green, lime green and white acrylic paint together and painted over it. Then I added some Tim Holtz Picket fence distress paint over it. I actually added some more green, some brown and some more distress paint until I achieved a color combination I was satisfied with. Then I added Tim Holtz Distress Crackle in rock candy. You have to apply it pretty thick to get it to crackle. I put it aside and let it dry until the next day.
Here's a closeup of the crackle effect:
I had to rough up the edges of the paper to give it that old distressed appearance and since it had so many layers it was a little warped so I matted on another piece of brown cardstock.
I knew I wanted to an early picture of my Mom. These pictures are just priceless. The flowers are Prima, the thread embellishment is from MME, the keyhole is Tim Holtz and one of my friends sent me the crocheted doily. I've had them all in my stash for quite some time now.