Crackle Paint Transparent made by Daily ART is thick water-based non-toxic crackle finish gel that cracks when it gets dry. It is a simple as that. Apply a thick layer to the surface and wait.
How to use Crackle Paint?
Apply Crackle Paint to any porous or semi-porous surface like wood, canvas, and any surface primed with Gesso or Acrylic Paint. Use a brush or painting knife or any other tool. You can tint or color Crackle Paint to any shade, even dark and intense colors by mixing it with acrylic paint. Add up to 10 % of acrylics to the mixture. As Crackle Paint is transparent, you will need a small amount of acrylic color to tint it. As the paint dries, it will begin to crack, showing the base color underneath.
After the surface gets dry, you can paint it with any paint or ink you like. Evidence the cracks with Patina, or inks, play with as many colors as you want. You can varnish the surface covered after it is dry as well.
Watch the video below to see how it all works! You can also find a lot of mixed media projects on our blog for your inspiration.
How do I make White or Black Crackle Paint?
You can make white color or black color, or whatever shade you like. Get your favorite color of Daily ART Acrylic Paint and mix with Crackle Paint. Do not forget to put only up to 10 % of color to the mixture. This amount will be more than enough to color your mixture to solid opaque color. Alternatively, you can make a semitransparent thick crackling glaze by adding a tiny amount of paint to the mixture. Feel free to experiment and play with Crackle Paint and colors!
How long does it take to dry?
It depends on the thickness of application and temperature in the room. A thin layer will dry in one hour, and a thicker might take up to 4-5 hours. We do not recommend using a heating tool to avoid overheating the product. However, you might want to put your project in a warmer place, to speed up the process.
On what surfaces I should not use Crackle Paint?
Never use on the surface primed with Vintage Paint by Daily ART. Vintage Paint was designed to distress easily. Crackle Paint will peel off from the surface together with Vintage Paint.
Do not use on non-absorbing, glossy surfaces. It will not adhere well to them and might peel off. Prime glossy and non-absorbent surfaces with Gesso or Acrylic Paint.