Monday, April 20, 2009

Crackle Paint on Acrylic

This is another technique that I've came up with while playing with crackle paint. I think most of you knew that crackle paint would easily fell off from acrylics when it starts to crack and dry. What I did was when the crackle paint starts to dry and crack, quickly apply a layer of glossy accents on top of it. It will give a very cool distressed look to your acrylic and add more textures to it too if some of the crack pieces flows with the glossy accents.

This is such a happy discovery for me as I love all my projects to look distressed even on my acrylics!


Anita said...

What a wonderful idea!

♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

hello Irene.
gorgeous this technique.
thanks for sharing.

xox sonja

CK Chai said...

Hi Irene, Thanks for sharing this great tip. It is indeed useful!

mininessie said...

thanks for the tip Irene!!

Vanessa said...

How clever you are, as usual!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

and then it really stays on the acryllic?????
You are amazing!!!!! sooooo clever!

Unknown said...

This looks amazing! Did you add the color to the crackle paint? Or put it on underneath? Or over top the paint?

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Hi Rachel,

Apply the Weathered Woood crackle paint first onto the acrylic. When it starts to crack and dry, apply a layer of glossy accents on top of it. Crackle paint is a medium which already has colour on it and it will crack when it's dry. You don;t need any other crackle medium.


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