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Old 04-27-2012, 08:26 AM
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I mixed up some paynes gray and water and did a wash and blotted up the excess to show the crack line. I think it interesting but difficult to incorporate for the most part. The crackle in question is second from the right in the upper half.
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You should try out the kroma crackle, my favorite.
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Looks like a great way to do textural surfaces like old barns and peeling paint. Thanks Howard. I love to experiment.

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Thanks guys.

Stacey, I have the Kroma Crackle. Had gotten it last spring and never had a chance to try it out. So, dug around my paint cabinet and found it. Going to give it a try this afternoon. Will shoot some pictures and post them here. Thanks for the reminder.
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Okay, here it is. I played with the Kroma crackle glaze. Oh, do I like this stuff.

The first attempt failed miserably. The second attempt was much better. I think I may have added to much pigment on the first attempt. Lightened that up a great deal and the wow factor improved tremendously.


Base coat (gold)


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Crackle glaze is nearly clear


Pigment to glaze needs to be very thin. 1 part paint to 4 or 5 parts glaze


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Final crackle effect.
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ordered a new crackle glaze today. Should be here in a few days. Tapping foot in anticipation.
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Enjoyed this thread and the video Howard, Thanks so much!!
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The prima crackle medium arrived today and the above is the result of the first attempt. I got a bit to frugal with the paint and should have been a bit more generous but overall I think it is very good.
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I thought you would like it. If you add several layers of either paint or medium it will absorb and can make the whole thing look like reptile skin.
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Re: glue crackle

I've been experimenting with Kroma Crackle. Very interesting and stable material. Thickness determines the width between the cracks, so it gives you the ability to exert some control, but takes up to 3 days to dry so you need to be patient. There is a quick dry method that includes the use of white glue which you can read about. I'll post some photos of the experiment soon.
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Hi Guys! wanna share with you all, my recent work from series "Golden Era" based on this subject. I shared it in abstract thread also. But i m feeling like to share it here too. Enjoy!



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Re: glue crackle

Howard, thank you for the demos and the video. Very helpful!!! I want to try the white glue method and the gum arabic. Great information!!!
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