A gorgeous silver pear with paint crackle effect is what I’m going to teach you today. I love the look of crackled paint on cheap plastic fruit… it’s the perfect way to get a high end look with a dollar store item.
Paint Crackle Effect
This week I’ve been doing some crackling. I had purchased a bunch of plastic fruits 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.
This technique is SO cool and SUPER cheap, especially if you stock up on white glue at Back-to-School time.
Paint Crackle Effect Supplies:
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- paint (spray paint or craft paint for the base) – you can also keep it the original color if you want
- white glue
- foam brush
- craft paint (for top coat)
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. Another tip is to make sure you have plenty of glue on your brush, replenishing as needed.
Let the glue sit for 5 minutes… that’s all.
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 trying not to overlap your brush strokes.
As the glue and paint dry… the magic happens!
You can actually watch the magic happens, because in just a few minutes you have this fun crackle effect.