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Friday, August 3, 2012


It seems that my creative life is always slowed by waiting...waiting for supplies to arrive in the mail or money to the bank for the supplies!...waiting for paint to dry on canvas, paper or whatever I slathered it onto!...waiting for glue to dry under a collage, paper, fabric, what-have-you!...

It's 11:13pm on Friday night & I am waiting yet again! Although, this time it's not on a collage!
It's a crackle technique that I came across on Pinterest from a blog called Make the Best of Things!

She gives you step-by-step instructions on how to crackle paint using ELMER'S Glue!!! It's awesome!!
So much easier than using the typical crackle products!!!

The above 3x4 pieces are an old sheet I cut up then:
1. painted one side black; the other side grey; let dry.
2. then applied the glue (I used the Elmer's "stronger formula" that she said had mixed results but worked for me!); let dry to tacky!
3. then applied cream paint & watched it crackle as it dried!

It's super easy & pretty awesome!
If you vary your brush strokes with each layer, you get a varied result on the crackle. For instance, I went diagonally on the 2 pieces in the back & horizontally on the front piece! Completely different results!

I plan to turn the finished pieces into a little ATC book for a Halloween project! Keep your eyes on the Altered Pages Blog for the finished project soon! :)

I'm too tired to wait for the rest of the glue to dry so that I can work on the book tonight! See you manana!


Noelle Reese said...

LOL Silly then you break out the next project and get like 10 going all at once LOL I can't wait to see it!

littlethings1 said...

Workin late girl ! You are one busy creative machine ! I remember using that technique , works awesome ! Now we have to wait to see your finished piece !

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Love the way your crackle turned out! I've never thought of using crackle techniques on fabric; it looks fab! Definitely on my (long) list of things I must try! Thanks for the good instructions!


Jean M said...
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Jean M said...

I like that you experiment within the process, great job with the fabric.