This last week I shared with you guys my newest laundry room sign…
if you missed all the details on how I took a door from a free roadside end table to create this cutie click HERE for all the info.
I promised I would share with you how I made this SUPER cool crackle paint effect…
with guess what… cheap, white glue!!!
OK… here is all the super, simple details:
Paint your piece with your base coat. On my sign I did my base coat with white acrylic paint. I painted a few coats till the wood was fully covered.
Once your base coat is fully dried, take white glue and with a foam brush, apply your glue in thick even strokes trying not to overlap. I put a lot of glue on my brush and made one long stroke till the glue appeared to be thinning and then re-dipped my brush. Once your whole area is covered it will look something like this…
Nice and shiny!
Let your glue dry for ONLY 5 MINUTES! Then take your top coat paint, in this project I used black acrylic paint, and you want to paint like you did with the glue… in thick, even & non-over-lapping strokes.
Here is what starts to happen after only 1 minute:
and after 5 minutes… a little more cracking…
and after 30 minutes…
Isn’t that SO COOL!!! With white school glue on sale for only 20-25 cents you could be crackling a TON!
One last look at the final effects on my laundry sign…
I’m sharing my cheap, easy crackle paint tutorial at the parties in my “PARTIES” menu bar button!
So what have you been painting?
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