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DIY Silver Pear with Paint Crackle Effect

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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 on Dollar Store Plastic Fruit

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.

Paint Crackle Effect on Dollar Store Plastic Fruit

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

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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.

Paint Crackle Effect on Dollar Store Plastic Fruit

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

Paint Crackle Effect on Dollar Store Plastic Fruit

 

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!

Paint Crackle Effect on Dollar Store Plastic Fruit

You can actually watch the magic happens, because in just a few minutes you have this fun crackle effect.

Paint Crackle Effect on Dollar Store Plastic Fruit

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

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  1. Could you paint a clear drying paint or glue and add some glitter to look like candied fruit for Christmas decorating? I love the crackle too. Didn’t realize it was so easy.

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