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Crackle Paint??

Post by kt_dragonfly on Fri 14 May 2010 - 20:00

Jen bought me a picture last year which she put in a plain wood frame on the basis that I'd decorate it.

I dont have any decopatch papers that I like to use on the frame and with the picture thats in there (fairy with a ginger cat print), think they'd be too fussy. SO was thinking a crackle effect would look good.

Can anyone tell me how to do a crackle effect or I'm sure that you can buy crackle paint, whats a good (cheap) brand??

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Fri 14 May 2010 - 20:41

I used Jo Sonja's in a class I did at a crop once; don't think they're that expensive. I think there are two 'parts' to it, and you paint one over the other to get the effect. Shame it was so long ago, otherwise I'd remember more

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Post by kimb on Fri 14 May 2010 - 20:44

if i remember rightly ,you paint the first layer which is the paint ,then you give a coat of the crackle glaze ,then another coat of paint but a lot of drying time is needed between the layers .

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sat 15 May 2010 - 16:24

I bought some Tim Holz crackle paint which was 4.80 and I think it had been in the shop a while as it was v dry to start off with, would look better on a large project like a frame rather than the brad I tried to use it on LOL. Worked reasonably well and one stage.

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Post by supergran on Sat 15 May 2010 - 20:45

Brown under cream looks very nice, Lesley did a frame with that and it came out lovely.

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Post by Lorraine on Sat 15 May 2010 - 21:37

I use Tim Holtz one step too.

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Post by Guest on Mon 17 May 2010 - 9:47

So do I - I am addicted to the stuff! So much quicker than the crackle glaze lark too.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Mon 17 May 2010 - 12:52

Been looking at the Tim Holtz stuff, just working out where the cheapest place to get it from is and also what colour!!!

Thinking vintage photo...

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