Monday, 20 February 2012

Using Crackle Paint

Hello fellow 'Patch fans! Today I'm going to share with you my technique post which stems from my previous post using Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze & The Dusty Attic chipboard. If you recall, I dressed up an ornament chippie and said I would teach you how to get the aged finish I had accomplished on the piece.
If you've never used crackle paint before, you definitely need to try it! And it's quite simple- but make sure you've got a little bit of time on your hands, as you will need to apply a couple of coats.
To begin, you brush on a nice thick coat of crackle paint onto the chipboard. Then allow it to dry completely. Next, you brush on an even, medium layer. Allow it to partially dry, until it feels tacky.You will next need to choose the color you want your embellishment to be- and you can use a variety of mediums- paint, gesso, glimmer glaze, etc.- it all works! In my case, I chose to use the Sangria Glimmer Glaze I'd received with my kit to color the ornament. Simply brush on a layer (try to keep your brush strokes to a minimum for optimum crackling)- and the crackles will follow the direction of your brush strokes, appearing within just a couple of minutes or less!Here's a revisit of the photo included in my previous post, showing the crackled finish on my chipboard piece:Here is another example for you, utilizing more chipboard from The Dusty Attic, but this time I applied some gesso for my top layer:I just love the texture it gives- and it's perfect for achieving that "antique-y" or vintage look.
Thank-you for taking the time to check out my little tutorial- and that you're inspired to try some of this stuff out yourself! Take care :).
Supplies Used: Crackle Paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze (Sangria), The Dusty Attic chipboard.

4 comments:

April said...

Very cool!!

kelsterjean said...

Gorgeous! I have to give that a try!

Kim said...

How Cool! Thanks for the recipe:)

Lainie said...

Thanku very much for this wee tut!! It's very much appreciated!

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