I had great fun making cards with favorite stencils like this one from A Colorful Life Designs and Nuvo Crackle or Expanding Mousse for my newest video. I applied black Nuvo Crackle Mousse through the stencil and waited very patiently for it to crack. That does take quite a while- at least 4 hours, but just look at those cool cracks! One of the tips I share in the video is to spray the cracked mousse with a fixative like Matte Finish Rustoleum so the mousse does not crack off. The stamp is part of a beautiful set from Waffle Flower.
If you look closely at the bottom left of this card you see why I suggest spraying the crackle mousse after it has cracked with a fixative so pieces do not fall off. I created the cracked waves on this card with a stencil from Ranger and blue Nuvo Crackle Mousse. The sentiment and mermaid dies are from Impression Obsession and the mermaid tail die is from Taylored Expressions.
The new video shows comparisons between Nuvo Expanding and Crackle Mousse and I have more colors of the Expanding Mousse. I used Red Leather Expanding Mouse through a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and was able to heat and expand that mousse right away for this cool look. The sentiment die is from Tonic Studios and as with all the samples, the pretty designer paper is from Ken Oliver.
I hope these cards inspire you to watch the video here and try either or both of these Nuvo products.