Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Twenty One Weeks Down That Road Again" Creating Vintage Crackled Look!!!

Happy! Happy! Happy! to report that I lost 5 pounds last week...I am so very please with that, especially sine I have been losing such a small amount each week...

Creating vintage crackled look with white glue or Fragile Crackle:

How to crackle the old fashioned crackle way (shabby looking crackle) using WHITE LIQUID GLUE:

First paint on your "base" color (the color you want the cracks to be) and let dry
Then apply a layer of glue (I use Elmers). Layer thickness will determine size of cracks (thick coat for large deep cracks - thin for thinner cracks)
Don't let glue dry completely, just let it tack up a bit (5 min or to touch)
Then apply final contrasting paint color "top coat". Be sure to load your applicator with paint to cover in 1 stroke because overlapping paint strokes will result in no cracks.
Once dry, apply sealant to your art project for protection. Use matte spray finish purchased at Walmart

Buy Anita's Fragile Crackle which you can purchase at Michaels Craft Store when you want a smaller more detailed crackle (reminds me of cracked egg shells)...It creates a smaller, completely different looking crackle to that of the white glue crackle finish which has more the shabby older version of crackle that we're all used to seeing.

Anita's is a 2 bottle/ 2 step process with really easy instructions:

paint with base color
brush on step 1 & let dry
brush on step 2 & let dry
age with stain or inks.
coat with matte spray sealant

Easy peasy...I just wanted to explain different crackles, as well as provide info on how to get that different look...


My Little Raggedy Blessings said...

It has been so long since I have used crackle I had forgotten about it and I just love the look of it . Your post reminded me of some angels I used to make with it Sue . I might just have to do one up again see how it comes out and an idea for christmas ornies this year :) Thanks for the inspiration hon . Have a good day .


~Tonya said...

Congrats on the 5 pounds this week and all the rest you have lost! GOOD FOR YOU.

I have done the crackle both ways. Thanks for posting it thou. Some do not know. You are always so helpful.

Have a great day.

In Primitive Thymes said...

Congrats on the 5lbs! I know how much inspiration that gives to keep going. Keep up the good work!

Have a great day.

Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Congratulations Sue!!! I know where u lost your 5 lbs....you gave it to me! haha Good job!