Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I need your help!

Hello everybody, I'm trying my best to come back soon with some new paintings to share. Lots have happened in my life and I know that it's time for me to get back in painting.

I need your help to figure out how to create a cracking effect on canvas. I'm using acrylic and I would like to create that effect but I can’t figure it out. I know some you have done such a lovely job doing that, I really appreciate any help I can get.


Heather said...

I love the crackle effect, but I havent been able to figure it out yet! Best of luck with it though, I've seen some amazing things done with crackle, so there are some out there that have it down!~

An Altered Wonderland said...

golden i believe has a crackle paste that you can use. I happen to be very fond of the ranger crackle paste that Tim Holtz uses all the time. It takes less time to dry then all the other crackle pastes I have used.

Hope this helps :)

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Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Buttercup,
I find the best Crackle medium is Jo Sonja brand.
Now it will depend if you want sandwich crackle or porcelain crackle to which medium you use.
The instructions are on the bottles but I'm happy to help you with any advice.
Anna Rosa

Travis and Maggie said...

Looks like you got some good people to help you on this one. My experience with crackle is that it is very very simple. Get the medium, paint something whatever color you like (this will be the crackle color) then apply the crackle medium, let it dry, then paint over it with whatever color you want, and watch it crackle. The more paint you put on the bigger the crackle.

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joy reyes said...

Good for you ,
i love to draw but I'm not that good ^^, but I'm trying, i learned something by reading comments on your blog

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