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Raku Rabbits

By: Creative Journey
June 2, 2016

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Raku Rabbits
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I've always loved the finish of Raku Pottery, the distressed soot and crackle effects I found couple of resin Rabbits a decided to recreate the effect.

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Glaze - Clear
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Umber
  • DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Soft Cloth

Instructions:

Gather your supplies.

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Apply a coat of Media Gesso.

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Apply coat of Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic.

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Once dry I started testing colours, I wanted to create a soft duck egg and rust effect.

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I settled on Prussian Blue and Burnt Umber Placing small blobs onto a glass mat and watering down.

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Applying a variety of neat product and diluted.

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Darker in crevices and adding water to dilute and drip.

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Allow to dry and add more drips until the desired effect is achieved.

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Apply Media Crackle Glaze to some areas thicker to form larger cracks and thinner for smaller cracks.

Because my substrate was plastic resin some small areas peeled back, so once dry I applied a coat of Media Satin Varnish to seal.

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Watching the hares crackling up!

I love seeing this effect as it's totally random but a beautiful effect.

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Once dry I started working in some Media Carbon Black Antiquing Cream.

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Rub back with a soft cloth to expose the defined crackle effect.

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The Media Crackle Glaze gives a gloss finish, so to soften slightly I applied a coat of Media Satin Varnish as it still gives a glazed appearance. 

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Comments

Beautifully!!!

Tonya Ivanova

June 2, 2016

That is so cool....and beautiful...love these bunnies!!!

Gloria Westerman

June 2, 2016

love your project

Tanja

June 3, 2016

Absolutely beautiful. You've inspired me to try it on a couple of little bits I have too. Thanks for sharing.

Jan

June 3, 2016

Gorgeous,move the colours with the crackle glaze, perfect gift idea. Tracy x

Tracy Evans

June 3, 2016

Jools these are just amazing, beautifully layered with paints and mediums and the crackle effects are magnificent. Pinned for future reference as I would love to have a go at this xxx

Brenda Brown

June 3, 2016

Brilliant as always Jools absolutely love them! X

Dee Adams

June 4, 2016

Still mostly speechless from Facebook post. In awe, totally & utterly!

Caroline

June 4, 2016

Wow, these are gorgeous!!!! Stunning project, I love it! Corinne x

coco

June 4, 2016

Oh my hares and chicks - this is one ECCENTRICALLY MAGICAL Rabbit Jools. Just like everything you do this is the EPITOME of CREATIVITY. Totally WONDERFUL colors - wow. And that texture is beyond GORGEOUS. What a FABULOUS project. Thanks bunches for sharing. WOW. j.

Joi @RR

June 4, 2016

Oh my hares and chicks - this is one ECCENTRICALLY MAGICAL Rabbit Jools. Just like everything you do this is the EPITOME of CREATIVITY. Totally WONDERFUL colors - wow. And that texture is beyond GORGEOUS. What a FABULOUS project. Thanks bunches for sharing. WOW. j.

Joi @RR

June 4, 2016

What a lovely result... Yes you are right : they remind us on Raku Pottery... Thank you so much for the step-by-step info... I'll try this very soon.. Love the colors and the effect of the way you added paint, crackle, varnish.. Hugs from Monica.. Spain

Monica

June 6, 2016

What a lovely result... Yes you are right : they remind us on Raku Pottery... Thank you so much for the step-by-step info... I'll try this very soon.. Love the colors and the effect of the way you added paint, crackle, varnish.. Hugs from Monica.. Spain

Monica

June 6, 2016

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