Basically they are lizardy journals
Here's one that Megan (the owner of Upstart Crow) made in the class:
What we used to create these nifty cold blooded critter effects is a product made by Kroma Paint in Vancouver BC.
The store is located at one of the coolest places in Vancouver...Granville Island
It's an great place filled with galleries, artists, markets, and other things arty.
So I recently went out there and hung out with the owner, Kevin...who rode up on his skateboard.
I wanted to mention a cool product that I used in class...Kroma Crackle. This has just started to be distributed in the states. It's an amazing product....with killer effects. Kroma has devoted an etire website to this stuff: www.kromacrackle.com
If you go to the site, it will tell you how to use the goods.
Here's the cool part...
Typically it takes a day or so the get the full crackle effect....
I've figured out how to get it to crackle INSTANTANEOUSLY!!!
That's right INSTANT CRACKLE Woo Hoo!
For now it is Top Secret...In fact I haven't even told Kevin how to do it yet...he he he...
Don't worry I'll share...for now though, I'm keeping it special for the Cold Blooded Journal Classes this year.
Here's where I'll be doin' this Crackle technique this year:
Zinnia - S. Pasadena CA
Art Clinic - Solvang CA
Collage - Portland OR
Art is You -Petaluma, CA
Art is You - Danbury CT