153rd Power of Paint Party… Crackled Silver Pears

Welcome Paint Lovers to this week’s Power of Paint Party… a party about paint and only paint!

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This week I’ve been doing some crackling.  I had purchased a bunch of plastic fruit at Dollar Tree a few months ago and had given them a creamy makeover with some white spray paint.  I wanted to change it up a bit so I thought I’d try the cheap crackle technique I used on my laundry sign.

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This technique is SO cool and SUPER cheap, especially if you stock up on white glue at Back-to-School time.

Once you have your base coat of paint on and it’s dry, load up a foam brush with some white glue and make single strokes to cover your surface well.   You want to try to not brush back on top of where you’ve put the glue as it will start to pull it off and make sure you have plenty of glue on your brush, replenishing as needed.

Let the glue sit for 5 minutes… that’s all.

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Then load up your brush with the top coat paint color.  I used a shimmery silver acrylic paint.   Using the same technique as with the glue, brush on top of the glued surface.

As the glue and paint dry… the magic happens!

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Don’t they look cool!  You can see a more detailed tutorial on this technique here, where I did my laundry room sign.

So what have you been painting?

Power of Paint Party Rules:
#1… This is a PAINT party… so pretty please, link-up only paint related projects.
#2… If you want to be considered for the Spotlight, you need to put my nifty POPP button (you can find it up in my menu bar’s BUTTONS) in your blog post… that way others from your blog can check out all the paint projects too.
#3… Share the Love… visit the other paint pals.



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I'm Maryann ~ Here at Domestically Speaking you'll find the some of the things I'm most passionate about... home decor, DIY projects, paint, crafts, recipes and more... all in the pursuit of making a happy hearth.
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