PoP paint crackle card background
Posted on 24 Jan 2017
There is nothing quite like a beautiful texture. Today we are creating some gorgeous crackle textures using pop paint.
Its so easy even the kids can do it. And with beautiful results like this you can create cards, layouts, painted storage and loads more
with a single stroke of paint and glue…
step 1 – Paint a piece of cardstock using your base colour and leave to dry. This is the colour that will show through the cracks.step 2 – Apply a generous amount of wood glue to your painted surface. Spread the glue out with a paintbrush to an even layer.
TIP: Remember to wash your paintbrush really well before the glue dries.
step 3 -While the wood glue is still wet, paint your second layer of paint over it.
TIP: Extremely important!
You have one chance. Paint only ONCE over the glue in the same direction.
So load the brush heavily with paint and only paint once over the glue.
Remember to paint in one direction only.
step 5 – The thicker the glue layer the bigger the cracks that will appear.
So vary the thickness in places for added interest.
Now turn your crackle background into a work of art.
PS. A fun and messy activity that the kids can also do. Dress them in old clothes and let them paint outside.
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Until next time…let those cracks show!