Stationery - Chiswick

Cracked POP paint plaque

Posted on 31 Mar 2017

Today on the blog I am sharing this plaque with a fun and easy paint technique using POP Paint. The best part is all you need is paint and some wood glue from
the garage and you can create your own amazing crackle effects.I liked the plaque with its wording on but the colour wasn’t very inspiring – so what better to do than paint it.

step 1 – I chose this plaque to paint and give it some much needed attitude.

step 2 – Choose your colour of paint to use and a small soft foam roller, paint brush and wood glue.

step 3 – Paint the plaque in a nice solid layer of Minted paint and leave to dry.

step 4 – Once the paint is dry add some wood glue to the plaque.
I added about a drop the size of a R5 coin and used it on two sections of the plaque.

step 5 – Use a paintbrush to spread out the glue – the thicker the glue layer the bigger the cracks, the thinner the glue layer the smaller the cracks.

step 6 – Paint over the glue with your second colour of paint, I used Polar.
The important thing is that you have one chance only to paint over the glue. Load the brush with quite a bit of paint
and paint over the glue in one direction and move on to the other sections and keep on painting.
Paint the entire plaque in one direction and leave to dry.

TIP: If you go back and paint over it again the effect will not work as well if at all. So once stroke one direction!

step 7 – The cracks start to form almost immediately. As the paint dries even more cracks form adding loads of interest.

Once the paint and glue is dry, use your wax and seal the entire project to keep the paint from peeling and from getting dirty.
and that’s how easy it is to create an aged cracked paint look of new items.
Products used:
POP Wax 290ml- Clear pp0610
POP Paint 500ml-Minted pp0506
POP Paint 500ml-Polar pp0512
Other: paint brush, roller, wood glue and plaque (Mr Price Home).

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.