Sunday, January 9, 2011

Elmer's Glue Crackle Technique

I just learned a really cool and inexpensive crackle technique.
Paint your cloth or base. I used acrylic paint- what ever I have open or ready at hand. Spread on your glue and immediately paint with a contrasting paint.
Let it dry and watch the magic crackle appear.
Apply Elmer's Glue to painted base

spread glue with brush or old credit card

Paint without drying glue

Finished, Dried and Cracked Surface


layers said...

another interesting technique you have shared here-- thanks!

Jane LaFazio said...

you let the first coat dry before adding the glue, right? thanks!

Wen Redmond said...

No drying. Paint all than dry- the glue drys slower than the paint and causes the cracks.  

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Soooo cool ... thanks!

Paula K. Cravens said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this. I can hardly wait to try it.

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