Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fun with Elmer

This is a great technique! Crackle finish with "Elmers" glue! It is so easy ..1.paint your surface with acrylic paint(Dark color)..let dry, 2.paint on a layer of glue (fairly light to medium) then 3.while the glue is still wet, paint on a medium coat of contrasting Light color acrylic paint, speed drying with heat tool (not too close!) .

Have fun and try different colors and different thicknesses of glue and contrasting paint to get a variety of looks!!


Elizabeth Golden said...

I will have to try this! Love simple but elegant background techniques. Thanks for sharing.

WendyK said...

This looks great, must have a go

Brenda said...

Oh I remember doing this years ago. Thanks for reminding us of it. It gives you so much better control than many of the "instant" products out there. I remember the good old days when we made everything ourselves...maybe it was better then.

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