Friday, April 26, 2013

Cracked Effect Painting Technique

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Today I am sharing very easy and fun to do painting technique - Cracked Effect. Its easy and result is just awesome. It can be done on wood, paper, ceramic, canvas and earthenware. Colors can be acrylic or metal colors for extra shine. I chose terracotta pot and acrylic colors.I had clicked all the pictures from start to end of the project but sadly my gadget wizard kid deleted some of them. I'll try my best to make you understand the complete process.

Object (Which you want to paint like I chose clay pot )
Acrylic/Latex Paint
Crackle Medium or all purpose glue

Step 1: Wash terracotta pot and let it dry. Choose two contrasting colors. I chose Pink & magenta.
Step 2: I always prefer to prime the surface as it gives better results. You can skip this step though.
Primed pot

Step 3: Now paint the pot with chosen color and let it dry completely before proceeding.

Step 4: Now apply crackle medium or all purpose glue on the pot. Thicker layer of glue will give larger crackling effect. to achieve fine cracks apply thin layer. Apply it evenly on the surface.
Step 5: Apply top coat immediately as crackle medium dries very quickly. Apply the second chosen color lightly with soft brush or you can spray paint to make it fast. Keep in mind here that you should not use hard brush strokes as paint can run through the glue and you can't achieve cracked effect then.
Now let it dry completely. Cracks appear as soon as it starts drying.
Night shot 

Here is my finished product. Looks cool. In the last I applied lacquer to give a protective coating.

Potted verbena that has magenta blooms and looked perfect.

Happy indoor as well as..............


My Rainbow terrace garden has few more colors now :)

Wish you all a very happy and creative weekend!! Keep creating!!

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