Thursday, 20 February 2014

Lavinia Zen Tree Stamp, Light Modelling Paste and Kroma Crackle


Hi Everyone

MJ thought she was being really lazy and not posting something!…lol

So she decided to do a really quick and easy project for you using one of her favourite Lavinia Stamps – the Zen Tree.



What MJ Did

  1. Take a card tag or similar and apply a very light scraping of light modelling paste.  Try not to cover the entire tag evenly as you want it to get some uneven texture.
  2. Dry the paste with a heat tool.
  3. Next take the Kroma Crackle and spread it thinly but evenly across the entire tag and dry as before.  The Krackle will turn white as it is drying.
  4. Once dried completely use Archival inks in Potting Soil, Cornflower Blue, Red Geranium to add colour to the background and then Orange Blossom over all the colours to blend.  Dry.
  5. Using Black Archival ink stamp the Lavinia ‘Zen Tree’ design centrally on tag base.  Dry.
  6. Then add colour with pens (MJ used Spectrum Noir carefully so that she did not run into the Black Archival).
  7. With a White Pen-Touch pen (0.7mm) add dot highlights on stamped image.
  8. Finally using the Red Geranium ink go around the edges to finish.




What MJ Used

Maimeri Light Modelling Paste

Kroma Crackle – IndigoBlu

Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks –

Potting Soil, Cornflower Blue, Red Geranium and Orange Blossom

Spectrum Noir Pens – GB1, DG4 and DR6

Sakura Pen-Touch White (0.7mm) Opaque Pen


We hope you have been inspired.


Thanks for Popping By



  1. Oh my word I LOVE this, now i have to come and buy the kroma krackle and archival inks xxx

  2. You've created such an atmospheric background with this technique, great inspiration, it's fab :-) xxx