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« on: March 01, 2004 07:13:14 PM »

Does anyone have any recomendations on a good crackle finish? I have 'Anitas' and 'plaid folkart' but I am just not completely happy with either of them yet! I've been doing my fair share of experimenting with them, but I'm wondering if anyone else has any tips or good products to use. thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2004 05:49:15 PM »

I have used hide glue - it is a brown type glue that does the same thing as crackle medium does (people used this for a long time before there was crackle medium!). It works really good, esp. on large surfaces - I did a whole book case with it once. One note of warning is that it does have a color to it (it's meant for furniture assembly/repair) so it will change the color of your base coat slightly (the part that shines through the cracks).

I haven't used this site, but this is what I'm talking about - you should be able to find it at any good hardware store or home improvement store.

http://www.artistsclub.com/Lobby.ASP?WCI=Item_Display&itemid=85127
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2004 05:22:23 PM »

I use regular white glue (elmer's, school glue, whatever is cheap). You use it like the regular stuff sold as crackle finish (but thin it with just a little water, let it dry about 20 min, then paint over it). The crackle happens in a way that looks like when you have painted furniture outside in the weather. I think it looks more natural on large pieces that some of the expensive stuff. If you use a heat gun (like the embossing guns) or a hair dryer, the crackle is bigger (?)...and kind of fun to watch happen).
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